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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?

At The University of Toledo, students from every race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, age, ableness, sexual orientation, family structure, and socioeconomic background can find a home. We celebrate diversity and cultural awareness, welcoming individuals to grow through their experiences as UT students. We promote a campus environment that empowers UT students to discuss, discover, and expand their ideas and perspectives while raising cultural awareness. Our goal is for everyone in our diverse community to feel included, respected, and free from discrimination in the UT community.  

To strengthen UT’s academic, extracurricular, and work environments, UT advances campus diversity through recruiting and retention strategies. This proactive approach equips students to engage with diverse individuals and communities as they move through life and allows our students to experience the personal and professional development that will lead to success on campus and in the world beyond.

Multicultural life at The University of Toledo
The University of Toledo hosts special events and programs on campus to ensure that all UT Rockets feel they have a home in their campus community.  

The Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS) is dedicated to creating a welcoming living and learning environment for students of various backgrounds. OMSS provides programming for heritage and history months that present opportunities for students to learn how to interact with diverse people on campus and foster a more inclusive campus community. OMSS also supports our diverse student body through activities and programs.
• UT M.O.R.E. (Multicultural Orientation and Resources for Excellence) Institute: A free program to help first-year students as well as their parents and guardians explore the diversity of UT’s campus and assist in the transition from high school to college
• Primos: A mentoring/tutoring program for first-year Latino students
• Talented Aspiring Women Leaders (TAWL): A mentoring program for female multicultural students
• SUCCEED: LGBTQA+ mentorship program
• Mentorship opportunities
• Diversity and SAFE PLACE training for students
OMSS can be reached directly at 419-530-2261 for more information about these student success opportunities.

Other UT services to support academic success and campus involvement include:
• Toledo Excel: An academic success, mentorship, and scholarship incentive program for high-achieving underrepresented students in higher education
• TRIO Student Support Services: A federally funded program that assists students who are either first-generation college students, low-income students, or students with disabilities
• Brothers on the Rise: A mentorship and academic success program
• Upward Bound: A federally funded program designed to prepare and motivate low-income high school and/or first-generation college students to attend and succeed in institutions of higher learning

Extraordinary academic opportunities
• A comprehensive, metropolitan public research university ranked among the world’s top research universities in the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
• More than 140 academic majors
• Experiential learning, undergraduate research, and education abroad experiences available in 26 countries
• Résumé-building educational opportunities, including internships, co-ops, and service learning

Lively, supportive student life
• Outstanding learning facilities, state-of-the-art technology, and expansive resources on a beautiful campus of over 300 acres
• 280+ student organizations, including more than 30 Greek sororities/fraternities, to support growth and engagement both inside and outside the classroom
• 15 NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC) sports teams with free admission to all home games for UT students, as well as club and intermural sports to enhance the campus experience  
• Individualized resources to help students succeed at UT and in life, including success coaches, support services, and advisors

The University of Toledo out-of-state scholarship award
• A four-year renewable scholarship to cover UT’s out-of-state surcharge, a value of $9,338 annually
• Offered to students outside Ohio and Monroe County, Michigan, who are admissible to UT and meet the minimum academic requirements of at least 2.75 cumulative high school GPA, or a score of 21 on the ACT (1070 on the new SAT) and at least a 2.3 cumulative high school GPA.


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• Toledo is only a short drive from many Midwest locations.