About UToledo

About Toledo

The Glass City

Toledo Mud Hens stadium at dusk

The University of Toledo and the city of Toledo have a lot in common. Grit and determination. An innovative and engaged community. Add a dollop of Midwestern friendliness.

Toledo is located in northwest Ohio near the shores of western Lake Erie.  More than 600,000 people live, work and play in the Toledo metropolitan area.

The city has long been known for its auto manufacturing and glass industry. But it has a growing reputation as a great place to start a career and make a home.

Toledo is home to the famous Mud Hens baseball team, Jeep headquarters and the world-renowned Toledo Museum of Art. Enjoy family-owned restaurants that have been around for decades and recently-opened farm-to-table restaurants and microbreweries.

The headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies are located here. These and other national companies often partner with UToledo, offering students and faculty opportunities for research collaboration, internships and employment.

I want to visit Toledo


UToledo alumni make their home in the Toledo, Ohio, metropolitan area – a testament to the region’s affordability and quality of life

On the list of most affordable cities for college students
(Student Loan Hero)

Best places to live in Ohio for outdoor fun
(US News & World Report)

In the nation among mid-sized cities for recruiting businesses and jobs
(Site Selection magazine)


Revitalized Downtown

Students, faculty and staff can take city buses from UToledo’s campuses to downtown events and attractions for free with their Rocket IDs.

The exterior of the Toledo Museum of Art


A couple walking on a trail in a Metropark

Natural Wonders

Hiking, water sports, hunting, fishing — you can do it all here. 

  • One of the country’s best zoos
  • A 6-mile bike and walking path from Main Campus to Wildwood Metropark and the suburb of Sylvania
  • Lake Erie and the Maumee River
  • 14 metroparks with 120 miles of trails
Last Updated: 9/12/22