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Diversity Profile

There are plenty of colleges and universities out there who want you to enroll. So why should you pick The University of Toledo? What makes us unique?

What The University of Toledo can offer you
The University of Toledo has diverse academic offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels covering all major academic disciplines. In fact, UT is just one of only 20 public U.S. universities that offers programs in the following seven professional fields: business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. UT has over 150 undergraduate majors. You can excel academically as a UT Rocket. 

A diverse Rocket family
Diversity at The University of Toledo means that students from every race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, age, ableness, sexual orientation, family structure, and socioeconomic background feels at home. Special events, organizations, and programs are available to ensure that each student Rocket feels comfortable on campus with any diversity that may empower them.

The Office of Excellence and Multicultural Student Success (OEMSS) is on a mission to create a campus environment for students of various cultures and diverse backgrounds that is conducive to living/learning with their needs satisfied. Activities and organizations include:
• Academic success workshops
• Advising and mentoring
• African American/Black Initiatives
• Diversity and SAFE PLACE training
• Latino and LGBTQA initiatives
• M.O.R.E. student monthly events
• Multicultural Student Leadership Advisory Council
Primos: A mentoring/tutoring program for first-year Latino students
Student Spotlights: Monthly highlights of emerging student leaders
Toledo Excel: A scholarship incentive program for high-achieving students underrepresented in higher education
TRIO Student Support Services: A federally funded program that assists students who fall into one or more of these categories: first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities
TRIO Upward Bound: A federally funded program designed to prepare and motivate low-income high school and/or first-generation college students to attend institutions of higher learning and to be successful in college

You will succeed at UT
UT has a plethora of support services to help you with your academic and social lives once you enroll. Here is just a sampling:
• Success Coaches: From orientation to graduation, your success coach is here full time to help you throughout your college career. The coach’s goal is to assist and empower you to develop and implement an individ
ualized plan for academic and personal success, as well as provide referrals for support services. Areas they can assist with include financial aid and budgeting, career exploration and goal setting, time management and study strategies, student involvement, and experiential learning. For more information, visit
• UT M.O.R.E. Institute: Sponsored
by the UT Office of Excellence and Multicultural Student Success, UT M.O.R.E. (Multicultural Orientation Retention Empowerment) is a free program to help first-year students explore diversity on campus and assist in the transition from high school to college. Our mission is to make you familiar with resources in our office and the multitude of services available to enrich and empower you during your academic journey.
• Learning Enhancement Center: The LEC provides free tutoring services in person and online, offers advice on study resources and strategies, and runs group-based review sessions for students in select courses. Housed with the LEC is the Writing Center, which helps everyone from faculty to freshmen with papers, proposals, group work, and letters of application for scholarships and résumés.
• Career Services: From landing a part-time job on campus to your first full-time position after graduation, Career Services staff can help. They maintain a database of job postings, provide workshops on résumé tips and interview skills, and host job fairs. They are also part of a larger UT office that connects students with internships, service learning, undergraduate research, and more while they are studying at the University.

Campus is a place to call home
UT has been recognized for its Centennial Mall and landscaped, tree-lined green campus. We provide our students a picturesque and safe environment to call home. UT has a combination of classic and modern architecture, newer classrooms, and labs, not to mention our residence halls are clean and comfortable, new or recently updated, and include all modern amenities for our Rockets. Horton International House is one of nine residence halls on campus, which is the home to our Global Entrepreneurship and Living Learning Community, community kitchens, and ritual washrooms. We are next to one of the city’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods and the brand-new Gateway development, which features the UT bookstore, restaurants, and shops for students.

Rocket family
UT has more than 200 student organizations to keep our Rockets involved and active all year long. Our rocket family is strong with diversity, service learning, volunteer work, and getting together at events like Homecoming, Songfest, and Rockethon. Living and learning as a UT Rocket, we encourage all of our Rocket family to develop both personally and professionally. We welcome you to campus and invite you to join in on our Rocket pride.

When Rockets aren’t in class or active with an organization, time is well spent at our world-class Student Recreation Center (with its own water slide), intramural fields, or attending one of our free sporting events. That’s right, all students get in free with their Rocket ID to all home games, whether it’s football in the Glass Bowl watching our nationally ranked Rockets, basketball in Savage Arena, or one of over a dozen other sporting events. “See You at the Game” is a motto our Rocket family shares across campus, the country, and with alumni worldwide.

Explore your world
We’ve told you about all the wonderful things offered on campus. But there’s a great big world out there—and through experiential learning, we encourage our UT Rockets to get out there and explore it.
Center for International Studies and Programs: CISP supports internationalization efforts at UT by creating links among students, faculty, and staff; visiting scholars; and the community that foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. The center is committed to the belief that effective cross-cultural interaction leads to global understanding and, ultimately, to a more rewarding human experience and a better, more peaceful world.
• Education abroad: With many options and countries available, students can study overseas for a short, faculty-led trip during one semester or for the whole year.
• National Student Exchange: Students can study at one of more than 20 U.S. colleges and universities for a semester while remaining degree-seeking candidates at UT.
• Camp Adventure™ Youth Services Program: This summer program allows students to travel abroad to staff camps for children of U.S. military families.
• Confucius Institute: The center supports, promotes, and develops Chinese Mandarin language and cultural education by offering Chinese language classes.
• UT Explorers: This team puts on a variety of activities to help UT student learn more about the languages and cultures of the world.

We want you
Visit campus. Apply. Launch your future as a Rocket at The University of Toledo today.




Founded: 1872

Location: Toledo, Ohio

Institution Type: Public metropolitan research university
• One of only 20 public universities in the country with comprehensive subject offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level
• Students from 42 states and 70 countries
• More than 165,000 alumni worldwide
• NCAA Division I athletics and a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC)
• Vast array of resources for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty-led research opportunities, with 125 patents and $60 million in research and grants 

There’s A Lot to Do in Toledo!
• The Toledo Zoo was named Reader’s Choice Best Zoo by USA Today.
• Toledo is home to a minor league baseball team (Toledo Mudhens) and a minor league hockey team (Toledo Walleye).
• The Huntington Center Arena offers world-class entertainment right in the heart of downtown Toledo. Other night-life opportunities include the Hollywood Casino located just across the Maumee River.
• Located at the crossroads of several major interstate highways, Toledo is easily accessible from almost anywhere.
- Cedar Point Amusement Park—one hour
- Detroit—one hour
- Windsor, Ontario—one hour

UT can help you afford your college education with merit scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition and fees. We also offer scholarships for legacies, siblings, Rocket Marching Band, and college-specific awards.