B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Ashford University is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions
Address
8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
Clinton, IA 52733

Ashford University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Ashford University

Cost

Net Price
$17,572/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,556/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,382/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,519/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,096/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,477/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.825 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.748 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.753 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
45,324Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
90%
Pell Grant
85%
Varsity Athletes
0%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
13%
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  • Excellent
    24%
  • Great convenient
    20%
  • Magnificent
    11%
  • Helpful
    9%
  • Fully interactive
    8%
  • Meets my needs right now
    8%
  • Okay
    4%

After Ashford University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Ashford University Reviews

6,075 reviews
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Ashford has a very friendly team of advisors and instructors who have made my return to college very simple and helped me to become a better student. I am now on my way to my goal of graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. If not for the enrollment advisor's initial interview, I might have missed this golden opportunity, getting back in school after a 13 year hiatus, with 44 transfer credits already completed. Now I have 59 credits and am steadily making progress towards my degree! The school is an online campus, and the instructors always responds promptly to my questions, the material is understandable and relevant, sometimes challenging, but always rewarding. Each class finishes with a final research paper, and grades are posted usually within a week.
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My favorite thing about AU is my advisors. They are always on top of things and are always there when I need them with an answer to all of my questions. I have heard horror stories about transferring credits from one school to another from some of my fellow college friends, but with AU the process was fast and simple, I barely had to lift a finger! The AU teaching staff are always friendly and extremely helpful, they are there to make sure their students succeed instead of trying to "weed out the weak."
As a returning student after many years, I had doubts as to whether I could get into the learning process again, and most definitely doubts about the online learning process. My Enrollment Services Advisor talked me through every aspect of online learning, including the tutorial, and addressed every one of my concerns. We had weekly (sometimes more) chats to discuss frustrations or difficulties with the whole computer process, and made sure I knew what I was doing and how to proceed. We became friends through it all!