Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Tiffin?
Heidelberg is located in northwest Ohio, 90 minutes from the metropolitan areas of Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo. Tiffin is a safe and comfortable community named after Edward Tiffin, the first governor of the State of Ohio. Tiffin offers residents and visitors some wonderful treasures, most within walking distance from the campus.

What is Heidelberg’s enrollment?
About 1,500 students attend Heidelberg, including 1,100 traditional undergraduates. 49 percent of Heidelberg students are female and 51 percent are male.

What is Heidelberg’s class size?Heidelberg t-shirt
Our average class size is 23 students, with a student to faculty ratio of 16:1. The benefit is the personalized attention that you will receive from your professors.

What does a student on your campus look like academically?
On average, a student comes to Heidelberg with a 3.2 GPA and a 22 ACT or a 1530 SAT. However, during the admission process we take into account more than just your GPA and test scores. We also look at what courses you have taken, and the activities in which you participate.

How much is tuition?
Visit the Financial Aid Office for the most current cost and fee information.

In what athletic conference does Heidelberg compete?
Heidelberg is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Ohio Athletic Conference, the third oldest conference in college athletics. The Conference is older than the World Series and even the NCAA itself. While maintaining high academic standards, OAC athletic teams and athletes consistently enjoy a great deal of success on both the regional and national level.

What options are available to me for living on campus?
About 85 percent of students live in campus–owned housing, which includes six traditional residence halls, senior apartments and an average of 10 Cooperative Learning Communities (CLC). CLCs are themed houses that provide you with the opportunity to develop initiatives and programs that you feel will benefit the Heidelberg and/or Tiffin communities.

If you live within a 50-mile radius of Heidelberg University, you have the option of commuting.

Can I study abroad at Heidelberg?
Absolutely! Heidelberg has many study abroad opportunities for all students, including study in Oxford, England, Heidelberg Germany, and Seville, Spain.