University of Findlay
Findlay excels in both English and Western riding.
The University of Findlay is a private university in Findlay, Ohio.
Findlay has been recognized as a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review. Findlay ranks consistently in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” in the Midwest and has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Private Colleges” by Institutional Research and Evaluation Inc., an independent research organization specializing in higher education.
Findlay cultivates the potential within each student through academic excellence, transformative experiences and a supportive community that is grounded in Christian faith.
Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Conference and the city of Findlay, the University is known not only for science, health professions, animal science and equestrian studies programs, but also for cultivating the next generation of business leaders, educators and innovative thinkers through a dedication to experiential learning, both in and outside of the classroom.
The University of Findlay has nearly 60 undergraduate programs of study leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 10 master’s degrees, and four doctorate-level degree programs.
More than 4,100 students from approximately 35 countries are enrolled at Findlay. Approximately 1,250 students live on campus in University housing. With an international student population of more than 400, Findlay’s campus offers global experiences to students from all over the world. In addition, our faculty and staff strive to create a supportive community in which our students grow and find their path to a meaningful life and productive career.
The animal science/pre-veterinary medicine program is highly respected for its hands-on approach beginning with the freshman year. Its graduates who apply to veterinary school are accepted at a rate at more than twice the national average. Students benefit from a new 31,000-square-foot facility that combines a working barn with an academic wing.
The English equestrian program utilizes a 72-acre farm, named the James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex after the late university trustee. Established in 1992, the program has won an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national title, several reserve championships and numerous individual honors. It also includes University Equine Veterinary Services and an adjacent, 30-acre nature preserve.
Founded in 1976, the Western equestrian program shares a 152-acre farm, the Animal Sciences Center, with the animal science/pre-veterinary medicine program. The Western program has earned five Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national championships in the past decade as well as numerous individual honors.