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The University of Toledo is one of 14 state universities in the U.S. state of Ohio. The school was established in 1872 and became a member of the state university system in 1967. The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio merged in July 2006 to form the third-largest public university operating budget in the state. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

About the University of Toledo

The University of Toledo offers more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs through its colleges of

  • Adult and Lifelong Learning
  • Business and Innovation
  • Communication and the Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Exploratory Studies
  • Graduate Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Honors
  • Languages, Literature and Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  • Social Justice and Human Service
  • YouCollege

Some of the University of Toledo’s nationally ranked programs include business, engineering, law, and occupational therapy. The university also offers part-time and full-time options of study; day and evening classes; and one of the largest distance learning programs in the nation, opening up windows to higher education for people who would otherwise be excluded due to time, distance and other potential obstacles.

The Main Campus of the University of Toledo features nine modern residence halls, a gothic bell tower, a Student Recreation Center, a state-of-the-art classroom center in one of the school’s original buildings, the Memorial Field House, opened fall 2008, and a football stadium and new Savage Hall basketball and athletic complex, which also opened in the fall of 2008.  

The University of Toledo’s health science campus is home to graduate health programs and the UT Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center, offering innovative treatments for strokes and cancer found nowhere else in the state. The UT Medical Center also features the new $5.8-million Orthopedics Center.

At the University of Toledo, there are researchers working at all levels — from undergraduates to faculty — toward their mission of improving the human condition. In fact, their combined efforts have led to 125 patents and nearly $60 million in funding and grants. Whether one is interested in diabetes, performance management, bio-fuels, or Shakespeare, the schools welcome all students to join in on the university’s innovative research programs.

The school is also transforming the regional economy and the world through its UT Science and Technology Corridor, where research and innovation mean added business to the state.

In addition to being a great place to study, the campuses of UT also offer plenty of opportunities for fun and diversion — including roughly 200 student organizations, art exhibits, theater performances, athletic games, and renowned speaker lectures.

The University of Toledo: Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Toledo is to improve the human condition; to advance knowledge through excellence in learning, discovery and engagement; and to serve as a diverse, student-centered public metropolitan research university.

The core values of the university are:

  • Compassion, Professionalism and Respect: Treat every individual with kindness, dignity and care; consider the thoughts and ideas of others inside and outside of the University with a strong commitment to exemplary personal and institutional altruism, accountability, integrity and honor.
  • Discovery, Learning and Communication:  UT is committed to vigorously pursuing and widely sharing new knowledge; expanding the understanding of existing knowledge; developing the knowledge, skills and competencies of students, faculty, staff and the community, all while promoting a culture of lifelong learning.
  • Diversity, Integrity and Teamwork:  UT creates an environment that values and fosters diversity; earns the trust and commitment of colleagues and the communities served; provides a collaborative and supportive work environment, based upon stewardship and advocacy—one that adheres to the highest ethical standards.
  • Engagement, Outreach and Service: Provide services that meet students' and regional needs and where possible exceed expectations; serves as a global resource and the partner of choice for education, individual development and health care, as well as being a center of excellence for cultural, athletic and other events.
  • Excellence, Focus and Innovation:  UT strives, individually and collectively, to achieve the highest level of focus, quality and pride in all of its endeavors; works to continuously improve operations; engages in reflective planning and innovative risk-taking in an environment of academic freedom and responsibility.
  • Wellness, Healing and Safety:  To promote the physical and mental well-being and safety of others, including students, faculty and staff; provide the highest levels of health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and healing possible for those in need within the community and around the world.

The University of Toledo: Vision Statement

The University of Toledo recognizes its role as a transformative force for the world. As such, the University will become a thriving student-centered, community-engaged, comprehensive research university known for its strong liberal arts core and multiple nationally ranked professional colleges, and distinguished by exceptional strength in science and technology.

Why Study at the University of Toledo

The University of Toledo is a wonderful place to pursue your higher education goals, and the city of Toledo offers a number of advantages as a study abroad locale.

About Toledo

Founded in 1833, Toledo has become well known for its industry, particularly in auto assembly and glass (hence the nickname "The Glass City"). Toledo is now at the heart of the New Manufacturing Economy, which is entrepreneurial in spirit. The Toledo area recognizes and celebrates this spirit, making the city a perfect place to increase your opportunities and expand your talents and networks.

Generations of the region's inhabitants have recognized the Toledo area's extraordinary mixture of opportunity, culture, affordability, accessibility and beauty and are dedicated to creating deep, lasting roots here. The cultural and social investments that were made in the past continue to welcome new generations today.

Visiting and Living

Whether you're looking for on-campus or off-campus activities, there is always something for everyone to do and see in the beautiful and diverse city of Toledo.  Toledo is the fourth largest city in the state of Ohio and is centrally located to other large cities and metropolitan regions, including:

  • Ann Arbor, MI - One hour away
  • Detroit Metro Airport (Romulus, MI) - 55 minutes away
  • Chicago, IL - 4+ hours away
  • Cleveland, OH - 2+ hours away
  • Detroit, MI - 1+ hour away
  • New York, NY - 10 hours away
  • Pittsburg, PA - 4+ hours away
  • Washington, D.C. - 8 hours and 30 minutes away


Don't have a car? That’s not a problem in Toledo. All of the great cities listed above can be accessed by the city’s Megabus, which runs to these cities and more for a low fare. Not only does Toledo have a Megabus station, but the Amtrak Train also runs through it. This makes it easy and convenient to reach renowned cities like New York and Washington DC, as well as many other fun and interesting sites.

If you're looking to explore Toledo itself, there are a number of ways to visit the sites of the city.  Toledo has a public bus transportation system called TARTA that will take you anywhere you need to go. There is even a dedicated TARTA stop at the UT main campus. Another transportation option is UT Rides, which is offered through Black and White Transportation. If you want to check out the Toledo Museum of Art or Westfield Franklin Park Mall, UT offers shuttles that will drop you off and pick you up at little to no cost.

All Programs Available:
  • Arts, Design and Crafts
    • Theatre
    • Performing Arts
    • Fine Arts
    • Music
  • Business
    • Business Administration
    • Management
  • Communications
    • Communications
    • Film TV and video
  • Economics
    • Economics
  • Education
    • Education
  • Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
  • Finance
    • Accounting
  • Health
    • Health Occupations
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacology
  • Human Studies and Services
    • Social Work
  • Humanities
    • Humanities
    • History
    • Art History
    • Philosophy
  • Law
    • Law
  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • Philology and Linguistics
    • Literature
  • Sciences
    • Athletics and exercise science
    • Sociology
    • Biology
    • Environmental Studies
    • Political Science
    • Physics
    • Geography
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Chemistry
    • Anthropology
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2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, Ohio, The United States, 43606