Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Ashland University, founded in 1878, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 120-acre campus is located in Ashland, OH, 60 miles southwest of Cleveland.

Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Tuition & Fees

$23,060

$23,060

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
52%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
18%
18-23
56%
12-17
20%
30-36
4%
24-29
32%
18-23
47%
12-17
17%
30-36
4%
24-29
26%
18-23
65%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

56%

male

44%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,988
Declined + 1,247
Total Received 4,235
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Private (nonprofit)

5,822

undergraduate students

1,438

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Early Childhood Education
  3. Business Management
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Codes

SAT 1021
ACT 3234

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School Facts

Ashland University, founded in 1878, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 120-acre campus is located in Ashland, OH, 60 miles southwest of Cleveland.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 7,260
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Church of the Brethren
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Ashland, OH

120-acre, suburban campus in Ashland (population: 20,455), 16 miles from Mansfield and 60 miles from Cleveland; branch campuses in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Elyria, Lorain, Mansfield, Marion, Medina, Milan, Mt. Vernon, Newark, and Stark County. Major airport serves Cleveland; bus serves Mansfield; train serves Elyria (35 miles). School operates transportation to airport at semester breaks.

Ashland University
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 4% of male students
 
4 sororities 6% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
22%
500-599
52%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
18%
18-23
56%
12-17
20%
30-36
4%
24-29
32%
18-23
47%
12-17
17%
30-36
4%
24-29
26%
18-23
65%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,988
Declined + 1,247
Total Received 4,235

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Megan Sherar
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 419 289-5052
F: 419 289-5999
enrollme@ashland.edu

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,785.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $22,000
Room $5,800
Board $4,840
Additional fees $1,060
Books & supplies $912
Total $34,612
Average Financial Aid - $14,785
Total with Avg. Aid $19,827
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 419 289-5002
F: 419 289-5976
finaid@ashland.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Stephen Howell
Director of Financial Aid
showell@ashland.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
rugby
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, floor hockey, football, golf, kickball, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, table tennis, water polo

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Athletic Directors

Al King (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Sheilah Gulas (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Eagles
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accelerated Accounting
Accelerated Nursing
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Adolescent/Young Adult Education
American History/Government
Applied Exercise Science
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Life Science Education
Black Church Studies
Business Administration
Business Management
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Studies
Computer Arts/Graphic Programming
Computer Science
Corporate/Strategic Communication
Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Cyber Security
Dietetics
Digital Media Production
Digital Media/Journalism
Divinity
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
Earth Science Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science/Biology
Environmental Science/Chemistry
Environmental Science/Geology
Environmental Science/Toxicology
Exercise Science
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Fine Arts
Fine Arts/Creative Writing
Forensic Biology
Forensic Chemistry
French
French Education
General Studies
Geology
Geoscience Technology/Management
Graphic Design
Health/Risk Communication
Historical/Theological Studies
History
Hospitality Management
Integrated Language Arts Education
Integrated Mathematics Education
Integrated Science Education
Integrated Social Studies Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
International Political Studies
Intervention Specialist K-12
Intervention Specialist, Mild/Moderate
Intervention Specialist, Moderate/Intensive
Journalism/Digital Media
Life Science Education
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Ministry
Multi-Age Education
Multi-Disciplinary Studies
Music
Music Education
Music Industry
Music Studies
Nursing
Nursing (B.S.N.)/Advanced
Nursing Practice
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Philosophy
Physical Science Education
Physics
Political Economy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations/Strategic Communication
Religion
Social Work
Software Design/Development
Spanish
Spanish Education
Specialized Teaching American History/Government
Sport Communication
Sport Management
Supply Chain Management
Theatre
Toxicology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Early Childhood Education
  3. Business Management

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,260

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

5,822
students

Female
44%
2,553

Male
56%
3,269

20%

1,438
students

Female
59%
842

Male
41%
596

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

61%

3,575
students

Female
49%
1,734

Male
51%
1,841

39%

2,247
students

Female
37%
819

Male
63%
1,428

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Great Britain
India
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Scott Parillo
Director of International Student Services
419 289-5631
international-admissions@ashland.edu

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