University of Northwestern Ohio

International Student Services

About the Area

The University of Northwestern Ohio is located in Lima, Ohio. Lima is 72 miles (116 km) north of Dayton and 78 miles (126 km) southwest of Toledo. The city was founded in 1831 with an area of 13.8 square miles and a population of approximately 40,000 people. Lima offers a wide variety of attractions such as the Allen County Museum, the Lima Lake, movie theaters, a bowling alley, and an outdoor park with mini golf, go karts, laser tag and other entertaining activities. Additionally, Lima has 12 parks in the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District that offers picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, swimming and more.


Lima offers a variety of places for shopping. The grocery and local clothing stores are located close to campus. Lima has a shopping mall with approximately 40 stores for all your necessities. The mall is open from 10am to 7pm on Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays. Also, there are shopping centers located in cities close to Lima such as Fort Wayne, Indiana, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. 


The University of Northwestern Ohio has food service on campus. The Food Court is located on the main floor of the Student Commons Building on the west end of campus. The UNOH food court offers pizza, paninis, soups, a salad bar, sub-station, hot and cold sandwiches, grill station, stir fry station, home-cooked meals, along with orders to go.


Lima has a humid continental climate and four distinct seasons during the year. The summer season is hot and humid with a temperature averaging around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) the warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius). On the other hand, the winter season tends to have really cold temperatures; the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 18.10 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 degrees Celsius).
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