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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Ashland is a private, Christian university located in Ashland, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,380 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ashland acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing Science, Education, and Practice, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Special Education and Teaching. Graduating 60% of students, Ashland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.
About Ashland University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

Ashland 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
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1180
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,201/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,432/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,380Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,433
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Friendly
    36%
  • Working hard to get good grades.
    30%
  • Prepared for the future
    18%
  • Full of potential
    9%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Nerdy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Caring professors and great education
    47%
  • Full of opportunities and caring professors
    42%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • horrible
    3%
  • Several paths to follow and great education
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
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Very little to do, administration doesn't care about students' happiness or wellbeing - just the money they're making from overpriced room & board and bookstore. The atmosphere is very sheltered, conservative and Christian to the point where it smothers diversity and discourages free-thinking. The local area is extremely impoverished, and makes no attempt to connect with the school. There is no "street" for students and nothing to do off campus, especially if the student doesn't have a car. The only positives I've experienced at Ashland are the sports programs, the food, a few professors, and a few friends I've made (but you can make friends anywhere)!
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Ashland University is a great place to go to college. I love the business school and all of the professors I've had so far. All of the people I've met are so nice and student life here in Ashland is great! I just wish that the campus was a little bigger and there were more things to do off campus. I feel that if I want to go off campus to do anything like shop or go out to dinner I have to drive so far. But, overall Ashland is a great place to go to school and I'm very glad I decided to come here.
Ashland University has many enrichment opportunities both within academics and in student life. There are a lot of student organizations, study abroad trips, and campus events. A very good experience overall!