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About Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Tiffin, OH, less than an hour from Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus.

Founded in 1850, Heidelberg University currently enrolls around 1,209 students a year, including 1,059 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Heidelberg University's endowment was valued at $48,909,380 in 2021. The school spends $9,022 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Heidelberg University

Acceptance rate: 76%

Average GPA: 3.33

Mean ACT score: 22

Does not offer early decision.

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Heidelberg University Acceptance Rate 2018

Admission to Heidelberg University is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at Heidelberg University is 76 percent. Out of 1,721 applications received, 1,309 students received an admissions offer.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.33 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 22.

Is Heidelberg University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 67 percent of students who start at Heidelberg University return for their second year of college. Out of the 283 students who started at Heidelberg University as first-time freshman, 111 graduate within four years.

Around 49 percent of students who started at Heidelberg University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 91 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $40,249 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Heidelberg University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Heidelberg University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

310 East Market Street Tiffin, OH 44883-2462

Campus Setting: Small Town

Heidelberg University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Heidelberg University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Heidelberg University is Aug 15.

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Heidelberg University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Heidelberg University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Heidelberg University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Heidelberg University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Heidelberg University is like? There are approximately 1,209 students enrolled at Heidelberg University, including 1,059 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from OH and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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