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Academics

“Located in the heart of super-friendly and considerate Middle America,” Ashland University hosts “an odd mixture of academic diehards and stereotypical party enthusiasts, which means that there is something for everyone.” A small university with ties to the Brethren Church, AU “provides individual attention to each and every student while also offering the college experience, an abundance of great majors, a liberal arts education, personal growth, and future success.” The education program “is what Ashland is known for,” but the school also excels in history, political science, chemistry, and business; the last of these “is getting to be very advanced, and the finance program at Ashland is one of the only schools of finance that allow students to manage a real portfolio inside a class where they also prepare you for the Series 7 test.” Students also laud the Spanish department (that “greatly supports study abroad”) and the small but effective criminal justice program. As at many small schools, students complain that “Classes also need to be offered on a more regular basis.” “Every semester I have to pray that the classes I need to graduate will actually be offered,” says one student. “Too often major classes are only offered ‘in the spring of even years’ or ‘every other fall.’ Classes here are like trains. If you don’t catch them when they come around, you’re screwed.”

Student Body

The typical student at Ashland “is probably a party enthusiast, interested in Greek life and somewhat dedicated to their schoolwork.” That said, there is “a huge range of students and student interests on campus, from Greek life to theatre to community service to international students to diehard political and philosophical fans and religious conservatives. Each group manages to find people with similar interests, so no one group is alienated.” The school’s church affiliation attracts a lot of “conservative Christians with a strong family background,” including more than a few “of the bible thumping variety.” Students here not that because “the typical Ashland student grew up either in Ohio or very close by…our student body is relatively homogenous” racially, but “That being said there is a bit of diversity and a particularly large group of Asian students.”

Campus Life

Students largely concur that “There is really not a lot to do in Ashland,” that “there is only one bar here and Wal-Mart is just about the only place to shop,” and that “in order to find even a decent restaurant you have to drive 30 minutes.” Many further complain that “Since [Ashland] is a dry campus, it is difficult to have a normal college experience.” Not surprisingly, “Most people go home on the weekends.” And yet, a vocal minority here assures us that “There are numerous groups onand off-campus to be a part of and almost any student can find a fraternity or sorority that would suit them. Greek life alone offers plenty of social opportunities. If partying is what you are looking for, Ashland may not be your best bet due to the strictly enforced alcohol and visitation policies, but if you do like to party you will not have a problem find places off campus. There are many house parties and bars located near campus [where] you will find a lot of AU students.” Students also brag about AU’s rec center, where they can enjoy “everything from kickboxing classes to intramurals to club sports” or “swim, climb the rock wall, or just hang out.” One student notes that the school has “almost 20 club sports that the majority of students participate in and become very serious about.”

Overview

Applicants
4,480
Acceptance Rate
69%

Test Scores


Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Toxicology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Business/Management.
  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Fashion Merchandising.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing, Other.
  • Marketing.
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
  • Sports Communication.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Pre-Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Child Development.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies.
  • Pre-Optometry Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

  • Theatre/Theater.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Nutrition Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Forensic Chemistry.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physical Sciences, Other.
  • Physical Sciences.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, Other.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Economy.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Directing and Theatrical Production.
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, Other.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Robin Mead '91
CNN News Morning Anchor

Bon-Moo Koo '72
Chairman, LG Group

Dwight Schar '64
CEO Northern Virginia/Ryan Homes

Thomas Gill '08
Participated in discovery of Pluto

Gi Dodds ' 41
Set record for mile in 1942

Dr. Peter Linneman '73
Professor Wharton School of Business

Dwier Brown '80
Actor (Field of Dreams, The Thorn Birds)

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Need-Based Loan
$4,836

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$20,332
Required Fees
$1,010
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,942
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Federal Yellow Ribbon Program
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,307
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

12.87%
African-American
2.60%
Hispanic
77.94%
Caucasian
1.67%
Unknown
2.48%
International

51% female
49% male
74% are full time
26% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Accessibility Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Silvia Henriss

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
102
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
10

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Eagles)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Eagles)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Tami Workman
Coordinator of Campus Visits

Address
Office of Admissions
401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805

Phone
419-289-5052

Email
enrollme@ashland.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Dwight Schar College of Education
Kettering Science Center
Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
John C. Myers Convocation Center
Dwight Schar Athletic Complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Ashland
Mohican State Park
Richland Mall
Amish Country
Snow trails and ski areas
Cedar Point Amusement Park Cleveland Indians, Browns, Cavaliers Columbus Crew, Blue Jackets

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8am to 5 pm
419-289-5052

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
enrollme@ashland.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (CMH) and Akron-Canton (CAK) Airports are equal distances from Ashland University.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north or south on I-71: Take exit #186, route 250, Ashland. Turn left on route 250. Do not take the route 250 bypass, continue straight into Ashland. This will be Main Street. Begin counting traffic lights after passing Bob Evans Restaurant. At the seventh traffic light (including the flashing light), turn left on to Claremont Avenue. Proceed to the second traffic light and make a hard left on College Avenue. Visitor parking is available on your left in Lot D. From the Ohio Turnpike: Take gate 7, route 250 and travel south on route 250 approximately 37 miles to Ashland. Do not take the route 250 Bypass, continue Straight into Ashland. This will be Cottage Street. As you approach the third traffic light, be sure to stay in the center lane. When you cross Main Street, you will now be on Claremont Avenue. Proceed to the second traffic light and make a hard left on College Avenue. At the next traffic light, turn right on Grant Street. Park in the lot on the left. From the west on Route 30: Take route 30 east to route 42 north to Ashland. Exit at Claremont Avenue. Continue on Claremont Avenue to the fourth traffic light. Turn right on College Avenue. At the next traffic light, turn right on Grant Street. Park in the lot on the left. From the east on route 30 or route 250: When Routes 30 and 250 split, take 250 west to Ashland. When approaching Ashland, do not take the route 250 Bypass; continue Straight into Ashland. Begin counting traffic lights after passing the Bob Evans restaurant. At the seventh traffic light (including flashing light), turn left on Claremont Avenue. Proceed to the second traffic light and make a hard elft on College Avenue. At the next traffic light, turn right on Grant Street. Park in the lot on the left.


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