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Urbana University

Since 1850, Urbana University has impacted its students, alumni and the surrounding community by providing relevant academic programs and enriching services and programs.



In 1850, Urbana University was founded as a seminary by the Rev. James Parke Stuart, Col. John E. James, Milo Williams and other members of the Swedenborgian Church. Since that time, Urbana has evolved into a vibrant liberal arts institution, offering traditional and non-traditional degree programs in a diverse, yet intimate on-campus and online learning community.


Urbana University, a Branch Campus of Franklin University, provides a student-centered, quality education supported by a foundation in liberal arts, delivered by a committed faculty and staff emphasizing a comprehensive educational experience, tailored academic programs, critical reflection skills and mutual respect that prepares a diverse student population for fulfilling careers and responsible citizenship in a global society


Library services

Library staff members are here to connect you with the right resources for your next paper, project, or presentation. The Swedenborg Memorial Library has resources to support your research including books, magazines, newspapers, electronic journals, videos and more. Everything you need for success is right at your fingertips!

Medical services

When you’re feeling under the weather, rest assured that you’ll be well taken care of at UU. Urbana University Student Health Services provides medically oriented educational materials, first-aid support, and support during illnesses, including referrals to local medical facilities.

Student Life

Sports facilities

You don’t have to be a student athlete to play sports! We invite you to explore Urbana University’s club sports and join in on a one of our fun and exciting athletic programs. Being part of a club sport helps you:

  • Gain valuable leadership skills
  • Build friendships
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Discover fun ways to unwind


Urbana University is a Branch Campus of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Urbana University is authorized as a Branch Campus of Franklin University by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Urbana, Ohio, United States

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