About UNOH

Quick Facts
  • 4,495 Students
  • Representing 40 States and 30 Countries
  • 25:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
  • Average Class Size: 20-25 Students

The University of Northwestern Ohio is an entrepreneurial, private, not-for-profit institution founded in 1920. There are five colleges within the university: College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Occupational Professions, College of Applied Technologies, and Graduate College granting Associate, Baccalaureate and Master Degrees. UNOH has educated students from all 50 states and 32 countries, and currently has nearly 4500 students enrolled from 40 states and 30 countries.

UNOH is a residential campus located in Lima, Ohio, a Midwestern community on I-75 and situated on over 200 acres. The University is known worldwide as a leader in the Automotive, Diesel, and High Performance industries, but also offers over 60 degree programs in Business, Health, Marketing, Information Technology, and many other fields of study. At UNOH, you won’t be just a number. There is a focus on small class sizes which allow students and professors more one-on-one time. Graduates will leave UNOH well-prepared for a career in their chosen field.

The Office of the President

A message from the University of Northwestern Ohio President, Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis.


UNOH is located on more than 200 acres situation among quiet safe neighborhoods in Lima, Ohio (population 38,339). This location provides quick access to major highways (I-75) and state routes (SR 309, SR81, SR117). Lima offers students a small town atmosphere featuring a variety of family-owned and national food chains as well as many unique shops, museums, and parks. There is also a shopping mall less than a minute from campus. UNOH is only 1.5 hours away from Toledo, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio and Fort Wayne, Indiana. In less than a day’s drive, you can reach Chicago, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Louisville, Kentucky.

On-Campus Housing

Living on-campus gives students a chance to meet fellow Racers and develop long-lasting friendships. Living on campus is convenient because students reside close to classes and other campus amenities like the student commons food court, library, and indoor athletic complex. There are four dorm communities on campus: College Park, Northwestern Park, Sherwood Park, and Racers Village. All of the dorms are apartment-style which means each dorm has between two and four bedrooms and provides students with an ample kitchenette, connecting dining area, and a comfortable common area. Grocery stores, banks, shopping centers and restaurants are all within walking distance of campus. www.unoh.edu/offices/housing


UNOH competes in the NAIA Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). There are 14 athletic teams on campus: Men’s and Women’s Basketball (Div. II), Golf, Bowling, Tennis, Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Baseball, and Women’s Softball. Torque is the mascot for the UNOH Racers and school colors are maroon, black, and white. Information about all the UNOH athletic teams can be found at www.unohracers.com.

Student Life

Everyone at UNOH wants you to be social, make friends, and have a blast! Club UNOH, which is located in the Event Center, is a great place to hang out if you need a break from studying or just want to get out of the dorms. At the Club you can participate in Trivia Night, Karaoke, Dances, Comedy Nights, Live Music, Monday Night Football, and video game and pool tournaments. There are also a host of other student activities that take place all over campus like Mud Volleyball Tournaments, Oktoberfest, Dorm Block Parties, Foam Parties, Welcome Week Festivities, Student Truck Pulls, and so much more! Intramural sports are also a growing part of student life at UNOH with leagues in kickball, dodgeball, soccer, sand volleyball, and basketball.

Indoor Athletic Complex

Ready to break a sweat? The UNOH Indoor Athletic Complex, or IAC, is a huge facility open 7-days-a-week to all current UNOH students free of charge. The IAC is home to almost any type of workout equipment you could imagine. Students can use the main floor workout space or use one of the fitness rooms to take nearly 60 on-demand classes. There are more than 40 Precor cardio machines, over 40 Precor strength machines, free weights, and student locker rooms. You can even try your hand at conquering the UNOH Rock Wall. You’ll find the Athletic complex a great place to work off stress AND meet new friends on campus.

UNOH Event Center

The 25,000 square foot all-purpose event center is divided into four unique spaces with full-service catering available. Each dynamic space provides its own special amenities that can accommodate any event you have in mind. The public, multi-purpose, year-round facility is designed to host a variety of local, regional, and national events and activities. For more information about the Event Center, visit www.unoh.edu/event-center.