- 4 Year
- WILMORE, KY
Asbury University Reviews
Rating 3.83 out of 5 437 reviews
So far I like how welcoming the people are. The staff really seems to care. I like how there are lots of ways to get involved with the students and the community. I like how the dorm halls actively try to get to know one another and how welcoming everyone is. I also like how the school tries to get the kids out of their comfort zones by having them do cultural exploration. I think it is good for students to realize there is more to the world than just the little town they live in.
Asbury is a very small university with a very tight knit community. There isn’t a whole lot going on in Wilmore but if you invest into the opportunities for students then you won’t ever get bored. My favorite parts of Asbury were the genuine and caring professors, as well as the beautiful campus.
Initially a lack of bells and whistles attracted me but in time I should have trusted my gut. If you know anything about computer science or the entertainment business, lean towards avoiding Asbury. Don't go. You’re not being prepared adequately for the modern "real world." The faculty forced me take and pay for extra, unnecessary classes I already qualified out of based on their standard and due to their error TWICE! It's straight-up theft and fraud. A waste of time and money, and a legal scam if one ever existed. Asbury used to be a decent undergrad liberal arts education, which is hardly worth boasting about today, except a decent school wouldn’t make you take more classes due to their error. Very unprofessional. Ten years after visiting Wilmore, passing most of the offered media courses in both undergrad and grad school, and doing everything on my end, and I have yet landed any consistent good-paying job at a salary industry professionals have told me I’m worth.
If you are interest in study anything about technology, stay away from the media department because it will disappoint you as it tends to come across as an overpriced film school. It’s an arts-based program where nearly everything they teach can be done for free using open source tools. Hardly worth the investment. This is why tuition is low. They overcharge on tech fees for time and equipment that ideally should not be charged. The hubris of half the professors and guests feels unjustified. The return on investment is becoming a borderline joke. An opportunity to work at the controversial Olympic Games is unappealing and not worth tuition, even if you like sports. I’m very self-disciplined and I struggled to see how their strict policies pay dividends. I wish I could say it was because I was lazy or uncaring but it’s quite the opposite.
For me at least, taking online courses at AU was very easy and I had no issues. The professors for the online courses were very nice and the syablli were very useful and informational. Whenever I had a question, I would get a timely response, however, it does depend on the professor. Overall, I have enjoyed taking my foundation requirements online/Discovery because it is one less class I have to go to in person.
I loved my experience with Asbury. While you're going to find drama and fighting anywhere, certainly, but there hasn't been a bunch of it here. I love the community and I'm glad to have attended! Not only that, but the professors I've had are second to none, and I've learned so, so much in just one short semester.
This was a wonderful experience. I was able to learn in depth in my field of study, make incredible-lifelong friends, and become prepared for the workplace.
It was great! The professors communicate well and genuinely care about their students and course content.
One of the best things about Asbury is the small class sizes and committed professors. The professors are interested in investing in your life, and helping you achieve your best - beyond just the academics. Small classes mean one-on-on assistance and great discussions!
I only took one class online and it was relatively simple, other than the fact that it was only 9 weeks long and I was required to do an extreme amount of reading for it.
Asbury University is a joke. The tuition is $40,000 a year and there is nothing to show for it. If you ask me, a year of attending Asbury is worth a maximum price of $20,000. Asbury provides it's students with some of the lowest speed internet possible and they block a variety of websites, including UrbanDictionary, which makes no sense. They also have very few options for food, even in The Bistro, the supposed restaurant on campus. If I wanted a soggy piece of chicken, I'd go to church and stay afterwards to eat lunch there. Room and Board is $8,000 but again, there's nothing to show for it. There are only 6 washers for like 500 students. The furniture is old, worn, and outdated. The heating and cooling systems are horrible and often times are set to blow hot air when it's hot and cold air when it's cold. Lastly, the professors are alright, but some lack in their abilities to teach, but you can expect that from any University, so that's not an Asbury-specific problem.
Asbury Is a great university, with an experience that you cannot find everywhere. What I liked most is the relationships I have build. One thing I would like to see change is open dorms throughout the week.
Due to COVID-19, the second half of my second semester was online. It was on a simple format and for the most part the work was very accomodable.
Asbury University has been exceptional in all areas! Academics, relationships, schoolwork, and communication are all centered around growing in our knowledge and faith. The professors and even other school staff are never hesitant to reach out and check on the students. I highly recommend this University for everyone who is eager to grow and learn in a compassionate community.
I applied and received almost immediate response with information about the university and what they were about.
The University looks nice on the out side and the majority of the professors put on a show, but they turn out to be two faced. I had maybe three professors that I really liked and enjoyed their classes. The food is terrible in the cafeteria, and the bistro food is average. I worked in the cafeteria and I was supposed to be trained, but the supervisor never trained me and I got in trouble a lot.
The couunity life is wonderful. You really feel like you are part of a family. I have made friends that I know I will keep for life.