History, Affiliations and Rankings
Jesup Wakeman Scott established the University of Toledo on October 12, 1872 as a private arts and crafts school. It was known as Toledo University of Arts and Trades, and had Painting and Architectural Drawing as its only subjects. On July 1, 1967, the Ohio General Assembly designated the Institution of Toledo as a state-funded university, and it became known as The University of Toledo. The University of Toledo has grown since then to encompass eight colleges, 20,000 students, and four campuses spread across more than 450 acres of land. On July 1, 2006, the University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio merged. The newly merged institution's name was retained by the University of Toledo. Urban 13/GCU (The Great Cities' Universities (GCU) alliance) recognizes the University of Toledo as a space-grant institution and with NCAA Division I FBS – MAC accreditation in sports. The University of Toledo is ranked #299-391 in the United States by US News and World Report, and #601-800 in the World University Rankings 2022 by the Times Higher Education.
Infrastructure, Campuses, Courses
The University of Toledo (UT) is a public urban research university known for its attractive campuses and stunning architecture. UT is a student-centered university recognized by the Higher Learning Commission and located in Toledo, Ohio. The main UT campus comprises nine modern residence halls, a student recreation centre, a Gothic Bell Tower, cutting edge classrooms, a football stadium and basketball and athletics complex. UT's campuses feature 200 student organizations, as well as art exhibitions, sporting contests, theatre performances, and public speakers like radio presenter Robert F Kennedy Jr. and novelist Toni Morrison. It offers more than 250 academic programmes in areas such as Business, Management, Marketing, Health Professions, Education, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies and Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Sciences. U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Toledo in 22 academic disciplines, including undergraduate, graduate, online, and professional degrees.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has granted the university accreditation. UT is one of Ohio's 14 state universities, and its primary goal is to "better the human condition”. The 'Rockets,' the athletic team of the University of Toledo, participates in a variety of sports and is a member of the Mid-American Conference. Its work in astronomy and astrophysics, as well as solar energy, water quality, and sustainable technologies, as well as cell design and dynamics, is well-known. Other disciplines that stand out include human trafficking, disability studies, hypertension, and precision medicine.. It supports 400 student organizations. The University of Toledo has a large global alumni network of over 166,000+ graduates and has produced notable personalities in a range of fields like Leslie Adams (Artist), Howard An, MD (Professor of Orthopedic Surgery), Philip Baker Hall (Movie and Television Actor), Julius Jacobson, MD (Father of Microsurgery), William Gerstenmaier (Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations-NASA), Michael Sallah (Two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient in investigative journalism) and John Neff (American Investor).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Toledo's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is committed to establishing a welcoming and equitable campus environment for all students, faculty, and staff. The University has 13000+ undergraduates and 4000+ graduate students. Students are represented from 44 states and 82 countries (international students comprise about 7.8%). The University has students from a wide range of backgrounds, including race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socioeconomic level, gender, sexual orientation, and handicap status. The percentage of males is 49% and females are 51%. University's vibrant and diverse campus offers several opportunities for students to engage with their peers. Some of the top companies visits UT are Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Dana Inc., GEM Inc., Johnson & Johnson – DePuy Synthes, GE Appliances, Honda, Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois Inc., PCC Airfoils, SSOE Group, and North Star Bluescope Steel.