Tiffin University is a crossroads: we represent who you are now and who you will become. Not only will you find yourself, you will create your best you. TU is a private university with costs comparable or less than many public universities. We offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs; on-campus and fully online programs with 2,933 students enrolled and 1,444 on-campus. Our students are diverse, representing 49 states and 33 countries and get the attention they deserve: we have a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, with an average of 20 students in a class.
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Our Welcome Center is the first stop when starting your journey at TU. The Welcome Center is home to our Admissions and International Affairs teams, and the starting point of our campus visits.
One of the most scenic spots on campus, students often gather in the Hayes Courtyard between classes and for special events. The Courtyard is central to campus, linking paths to dorms, Gillmor and classroom buildings.
TU’s Gillmor Student Center is located in the middle of campus, between academic buildings and residence halls. The lobby has been recently renovated and is the perfect spot for group meetings, casual conversations and working on one of the computers or charging your phone. The fireplace emits a heated Dragon flame, for those who need a quick warm up between classes.
The kitchen is the heart of any home and Cole Dining Hall is the heart of our campus. Meal plans are available for all students. Meals are served three times a day, Monday through Friday, with brunch and dinner being served on Saturday and Sunday. Dining service is buffet style with numerous choices and accommodations for any dietary needs.
The Gillmor Gym is home to the Dragon men’s and women’s basketball teams and the women’s volleyball team. Recreational sports play a large part of campus life at TU, with opportunities to watch games or participate in intramural activities like 3-on-3 basketball, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, indoor soccer and flag football.
The Center for Science and Technology enables TU students to explore and delve deeper into subjects such as chemistry, biology, forensic and applied sciences, exercise science and health sciences. The building holds three new labs, an anatomage table, an exercise science lab, and 14 faculty offices surrounded by transparent glass. The atrium showcases gorgeous views of campus that will serve as study and lounge space for students who want to take in the view from the striking windows.
TU students reside in campus housing for their first three years. Our residence halls are co-ed and each room comes with a bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk and desk chair, as well as Wi-Fi access. And students are encouraged to decorate their rooms however they please. Each hall has laundry facilities (there’s no additional cost to do laundry!), each floor has an RA (resident assistant) AND better yet, parking is available behind or next to all residence halls.
The quad at the Miami Street Apartments is the place to be when the weather is nice and students are outside enjoying the sunshine. These residence halls are apartment-style campus living, with full living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
Our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Lab is one of the newest buildings on campus and features two rehearsal halls, a keyboard and production lab, a professional multi-track recording studio, practice rooms for individual student and small group use, classrooms, teaching studios and an outdoor stage.
TU’s Piano Lab, located in the PAL building, hosts pianos equipped with exclusive technology developed by Yamaha to encourage student learning. We strive to give professional music experience to all student-musicians, regardless of major, to prepare them for success in a career they choose.
For all of the fitness lovers, the Hanson Physical Fitness Center is open to all students from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the school year. Hanson is home to our athletic trainers and coaches’ offices, and has batting cages on the second floor.
The Esports Arena houses a stand-alone, 4,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art training room, complete with a gaming lounge for students to practice and compete. At the time of its opening in 2018, the Esports Arena was the biggest in the nation.
Heminger Center houses an indoor track and courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis, and is home to many athletics offices. Heminger is used for Track and Field competitions, wrestling invitations, intramural sports, banquets and large events like commencement and graduation.
Heminger is home to a giant 50-yard turf room used by football, baseball, soccer and softball, rugby and more. With 23 men’s, women’s and co-ed teams, TU has almost 800 student-athletes. TU has been ranked 15th in the Learfield/IMG Director’s Cup standings, which recognizes the top NCAA Division II programs in the country.
Just a few blocks down the street our Paradiso Athletic Complex houses the baseball, softball and soccer fields, as well as the baseball staff offices, locker rooms and a storage facility. Next door is Tiffin University Nature Preserve, one of the many parks in the Seneca County Park District.
Hertzer Technology Center is the home to our Center for Cyber Security and Forensics, the Finance Lab (with a live stock market ticker), as well as a computer lab and classrooms set up with computers. Many faculty offices and the Information Technology’s campus Help Desk are also located in this building. If you ever need help with your computer, give the Help Desk a call and they will get you help right away.
Built in 1884, it is the oldest building on campus and was purchased in 1888 by the Tiffin Business College (which eventually became Tiffin University). Rumor has it that Main was purchased from an elementary school for 25 cents. Now, it is our main academic building, with eight classrooms, faculty offices and the offices for all three deans.
Murphy Academic Support Center was established to support students’ learning. It is the go-to place on campus to complete homework, for study tables, computers and printers. Students can receive peer tutoring, attend Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) sessions and find a quiet place to study. Tutoring is included in tuition and is available for all undergraduate concentrations and majors.
Pfeiffer Library’s campus collection houses thousands of print materials. The campus library also offers study room space for quiet study or group work, wifi, computers and printers for student use. The library’s website boasts an extensive collection of research-focused tutorials and provides access to millions of electronic and print resources through the university's OhioLINK membership.
TU’s bookstore sells textbooks, supplies, the newest TU gear and offers a discount on computers. It has a mini convenience store, completes online orders and even price matches with Amazon, giving the difference back to the student on a bookstore gift card.
Wall Street Pub and Grill is TU’s restaurant dining option for students and is open to the community. With a menu that features delicious appetizers, burgers and specialty sandwiches, the Pub even accepts Dragon Dollars on takeout orders.
Franks Hall is home to classrooms, Chisholm Auditorium and faculty and staff offices, and is one of the most popular buildings on campus because of the Dragon Brew, TU’s very own Starbucks. Students can grab a coffee between classes, check their email at the public computers and meet with classmates at the tables or couches.