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Heidelberg College was founded in 1850 by members of the German Reformed Church who named it after the Heidelberg Catechism of 1563. Seeking to minister to the German population of Ohio, the Revs. Reuben and Jeremiah H. Good established a church-affiliated institution staffed by a largely theologically trained faculty.


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Research is a critical component of a college education that improves your critical thinking, writing, and professional skills. That’s why it’s part of the Heidelberg experience. You’ll work one-on-one with professors who help you through the steps of conducting research, analyzing results, writing papers, and getting it all published.

The Heidelberg community supports and celebrates research in several ways including our annual Student Research Conference, senior honors projects, and unique research opportunities such as our cadaver lab, animal lab, and the National Center for Water Quality Research.


Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Individuals who value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred candidates for Heidelberg’s vacant positions. Additionally, we are seeking faculty who want to contribute as able and interested to the University’s initiatives to improve our student recruitment, engagement, retention, success, persistence, graduation, and placement.


Housing services

All bedrooms have a bed, dresser, desk, chair, bookshelf, and a wardrobe/closet for each student. Some living spaces may have additional amenities based on room type. Every hall is different, but most halls have a basic kitchen and one or more lounges for you to meet up with friends or find a quiet place to study.

Library services

Beeghly Library provides access to information for research and learning to the university community; maintains a welcoming learning environment, and through research instruction, provides students with the resources and confidence to access, evaluate, and synthesize information to lead a life of purpose with distinction, in line with the Heidelberg University Mission and Vision.

ICT services

All Heidelberg residences halls are Wi-Fi enabled, including a direct computer connection and cable hook-up in each room. All residence halls have access to 24-hour printing. Either a computer plus printer or a printer with network connection is located in the residential complex.

Medical services

The L. D. Stoner Health, Counseling & Disabilities Center is located in Room 141 in the lower level of the Campus Center Building. Students are encouraged to use the Stoner Health Center, during the hours of operation, since non-emergency ER visits are often not covered by health insurance companies.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Tiffin, Ohio (population 18,000)
  • 125-acre campus
  • Less than a 2 hour drive from Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo. 

Sports facilities

The Heidelberg University athletic department places the highest priority on the overall quality of the student-athlete's educational experience and on the successful completion of their academic programs. In doing so, we strive to operate in harmony with the academic atmosphere of the university.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling
  • Softball

Student clubs

Heidelberg is an active and busy place. Expand your interests and make new friends through one of our 70+ student organizations. Whether you want to fight for a cause, join a brotherhood, become a president, try something new, practice, your faith, impact the world, or simply make new friends, there’s a club or organization here for you.

  • Berg UCC
  • Campus Fellowship (CRU)
  • Catholic Newman Club
  • Cultural and Spiritual Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Business and Technology Events Council
  • Computer Science and Technology Club
  • Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • German Club
  • Health Science Organization
  • Heidelberg Student Education Association
  • Ohio Music Education Association (OCMEA)
  • Psychology Club


Heidelberg University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913 and was included on the Association’s first published list of accredited institutions.

Tiffin, Ohio, United States

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