Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Campus Spotlight: University of Toledo

By Jordan Friedman
World Education Services

The University of Toledo aims to provide resources to help international students transition to a new culture in an unfamiliar country.

At Toledo, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) offers services to improve the daily lives of students from around the world. Through the OISSS, new international students participate in an international student orientation, where they receive information on immigration check-in, placement testing, financing their education, and school housing, among other topics. The office also offers international students a number of free cultural programs ranging from a hospitality program that promotes friendship between Toledo residents and international students, to English Corner, a weekly tutoring session for international students.

Also available at the University of Toledo is the American Language Institute, which provides students from around the world with English language classes to help them improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. This institute offers several different classes at seven levels of instruction from foundational to advanced courses. Students can also sign up for electives that focus on current events, American culture, fiction stories, and pop culture.

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Transcripts: International students must provide transcripts from all high schools they have attended. Transferring international students must submit all post-secondary transcripts for colleges or universities they have attended. If the original transcript is not in English, you must submit both the original version and a version translated into English.
  • Financial documentation: International applicants must provide documentation to verify that they have adequate funding to study at the school. According to the website, “Your sponsor must verify that the minimum amount necessary for tuition, fees, and living expenses will be available to you. A sponsor confirmation letter will be required if there is no relation between the name on the bank letter and the applicants.”


Type: Public, Research University
Founded: 1872
Location: Toledo, Ohio
By the Numbers
Total students: 20,626
Undergraduate population: 16,090
Student-faculty ratio: 20:1
Fall 2014 acceptance rate: 94.7 percent
Colleges and Programs
• Adult and Lifelong Learning
• Business and Innovation
• Communication and the Arts
• Education
• Engineering
• Graduate Studies
• Health Sciences
• Honors
• Languages, Literature and Social Sciences
• Law
• Medicine and Life Sciences
• Natural Sciences and Mathematics
• Nursing
• Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Social Justice and Human Service
• Tuition and Fees (based on 12 credit hours): $19,025
• Living Expenses (off campus): $6,000
• Medical insurance (default plan): $2,590
Total: $31,227
Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS)
Phone:  (419) 530-4229

Tracey Hidalgo, Regulatory Coordinator, OISSS

Diane Engbretson, Assistant Director of International Studies and Programs, OISSS

Peter Thomas, Associate Director of OISSS

Sara Clark, Director, English Language Institute

Mark Schroeder, Director of International Admission
Phone: (419) 530-1213

Joe Guziolek, Assistant Director of International Admission
Phone: (419) 530-1598

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