Heidelberg is located in Tiffin, Ohio, a unique college town located near Lake Erie and cities such as Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh. Heidelberg recognizes A-level, AS-level, BTEC and IB credentials for university-level credit, meaning a bachelor’s degree at Heidelberg can take only 3 years! 

Students receive generous merit scholarships, with additional funding available for music and theatre performers. Students also have the opportunity to stay for the 1-year MBA program and pay no tuition! Students at Heidelberg are involved in NCAA Division III athletics, fraternities and sororities, our robust music and theatre programs, and over 70 student organizations.


Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Tiffin, Ohio
  • Campus setting: Rural 
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 79%
  • Average ACT: 19-25
  • Average SAT: 850-1080 (writing included)
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; English; Environmental Sciences; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Philosophy; Physiology; Political Science; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.heidelberg.edu/academics/programs


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid, Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $42,885


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling; Cheerleading

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