Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University (formerly Heidelberg COllege) is located in Tiffin, Ohio, and was established in 1850 by the United Church of Chris). The campus occupies an area of 110 acres. The university offers more than 30 undergraduate courses, along with an Honors Program called The Life of the Mind. The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Heidelberg University among the Midwest's best colleges for over twenty years.

Heidelberg University competes in the NCAA Division III and is an Ohio Athletic Conference member. The athletic program of Heidelberg University sponsors basketball, baseball, football, soccer, cross country, golf and volleyball teams, which are nicknamed the Bergs.

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Contacting Heidelberg

Heidelberg University
310 E Market St
Tiffin , OH 44883-2462
General Phone: (419) 448-2000

Heidelberg Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management78business management, accounting
Education and Teaching68education, school counseling, middle school teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, music teaching, ...
Liberal Arts40German language, Spanish language, English, English composition, international studies, anthropology, economics, political science, history ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy38health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling34psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, psychobiology
Science18biology, environmental biology, chemistry, physics
Media16communication studies, media studies, public relations
Music5music, music performance
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management3conservation, wetlands management
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, computer science
Medical Administration1health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Heidelberg in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24649
Master's degree604

Heidelberg Student Body

In 2007-2008, Heidelberg had a total enrollment of 1,584 students (1,347 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 44%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 35%
20-21 28%
22-24 14%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
New York1%

Heidelberg Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %

Heidelberg Room and Board (2007)

Heidelberg offers campus housing for 993 of its 1,347 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Tiffin, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Heidelberg Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440580
SAT Math440590
SAT Writing420550
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT26%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Heidelberg Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,922
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,922
Room and board $ 8,138
Room charge $ 3,852
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,286
Books and supplies $ 1,250
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Heidelberg participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 304800)

Heidelberg Faculty

Heidelberg has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track55
Non-tenured and not on tenure track612

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$60,7636$58,876
Associate professoracademic year5$53,6246$48,228
Assistant professoracademic year9$45,28315$46,633
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year35$55,17727$49,708

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Heidelberg Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Ohio Athletic Conference
Basketball Ohio Athletic Conference
Baseball Ohio Athletic Conference
Track Ohio Athletic Conference

Heidelberg Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Heidelberg Apart:

Number of students
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% of degrees in music
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Top 7%Heidelberg % of degrees in music
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 7%Heidelberg % of degrees in mathematics
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 7%Heidelberg Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 10%Heidelberg % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of degree programs
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Top 14%Heidelberg Number of degree programs
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 17%Heidelberg % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Heidelberg % of degrees in therapy and counseling

checked United Church of Christ affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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