Ashland University

Ashland University is a comprehensive university founded the Brethren Church. Christian values are the foundation of the educational and social environment of the University and shape the character of the institution. Ashland values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. The University serves the educational needs of all undergraduate, graduate, traditional and non-traditional students. The academic programs at AU emphasize both the importance of the liberal arts and sciences and the need to provide initial and advanced preparation in selected professional areas, enabling our students to lead meaningful and productive lives in the world community. At AU, undergraduate students have about 80 options for majors. In addition, there are more than 100 student organizations to check out, and many AU students opt to join a fraternity or sorority. Student athletes compete as the Ashland Eagles, Division II, in the NCAA Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference or GLIAC. The College of Arts and Sciences is a vibrant academic community at the heart of the university undergraduate experience. Grounded in liberal arts, students prepare for careers in science, business, the arts, education, communication, government, and service organizations as well as for professional programs and graduate school. At the Dauch College of Business and Economics, you gain both practical skills and theory taught in classrooms where you will receive lots of one-on-one attention. The College also is proud to include the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies devoted to the encouragement of the entrepreneurial spirit and to fanning the fires of innovation that bring new business ideas to our community and world. Additionally, the College offers the Master of Business Administration for those who wish to pursue advanced studies. The Dwight Schar College of Education may be just the place for you. Are you looking for a bachelor degree that will lead to that first teaching position? Have you been in the classroom for a while and are now looking to extend your teaching or leadership skills? Do you want to earn an advanced degree? With our emphasis on theory and practice, you will develop the skills, values and knowledge that current educators require. The Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences educates individuals to become health professionals committed to practice, leadership and service. Our guiding values are integrity, caring, accountability, respect and excellence. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers programs in Athletic Training, Dietetics, Exercise Science and Nursing. Our graduates are prepared both professionally and personally for the challenges of an exciting and rewarding career as healthcare professionals. Whether you are an adult learner wanting to complete an undergraduate degree or an educator seeking licensure renewal, the Founders School of Continuing Education serves the working professional. Shaped to provide required career skills for the 21st century, we are recognized nationally for our high quality professional development offerings and outreach programs. Our Gill Center offerings for economic education and financial literacy set the standard for teachers and students throughout the region. Ashland University is very proud to be the institutional home of a wide variety of outstanding graduate programs and one of the largest graduate student populations in the region. The Graduate School sets the standard for academic excellence as it relates to all facets of advanced study. The graduate programs at Ashland University have a reputation for balancing theory, research, inquiry and professional practice, making us the clear choice of practitioners from a variety of professions.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1878 N/A Semester $36.8 million 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805 (419) 289-4142
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27 100.0 Ohio Ashland 101
Key Value
ID 122
Tuition $20,700 (2017-18)
Room and Board $9,746 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 6,579
Application Deadline rolling
Application Fee N/A
Acceptance Rate 72%
Description When applying to Ashland University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due Aug. 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72 percent.


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Application deadline rolling
Early decision deadline N/A
Application fee N/A
Common Application accepted Yes
Deadline for housing deposit August 15


Title Value
Admission interview Recommended
Required standardized tests Either SAT or ACT
SAT/ACT scores must be received by Aug. 15

Entering Class Stats

Title Value
Selectivity Selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 72%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A

Transfer Students

Title Value
Accepting applications Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum credits to apply No
Minimum required college GPA 2.2
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution N/A
Guaranteed admission agreement URL N/A

International Students

Title Value
Separate application form required Yes
Conditional admission offered Yes
Early decision or early action options available N/A
TOEFL (paper) Considered
TOEFL (internet-based) Recommended
Michigan Test N/A
IELTS Recommended
SAT Required of some
SAT Subject Considered
ACT Required of some
Advance deposit required Yes
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT Yes
International student contact International Admissions,