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  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 an above-average private, Christian university located in Ashland, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,441 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ashland acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Nursing Science, Education, and Practice, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Special Education and Teaching. Graduating 63% of students, Ashland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,000.
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
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
956-1173
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
$20,601/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,814/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,986/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,844/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,267/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,279/ year
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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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,441Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Friendly
    37%
  • Working hard to get good grades.
    33%
  • Prepared for the future
    20%
  • Full of potential
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Caring professors and great education
    49%
  • Full of opportunities and caring professors
    43%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Several paths to follow and great education
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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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I have had the opportunity to attend Ashland University classes as a High School Senior. The staff, campus, and students were helpful and welcoming. The cafeteria is top notch and I have been accepted as an incoming freshman for the Fall of 2019. After visiting nearly a dozen other college campuses, I found everything from student support, a beautiful campus, and a top rated program at Ashland University.
There are many things that I did like about Ashland University as well as a few downfalls. First, there are a lot of positive aspects about academics. I liked that there were small class sizes, lots of hand-on-experience in classes, no TAs, and you could easily build relationships with professors. Another positive is that the dining hall has an excellent selection of food and is top rated in the country. I liked that there was many ways to get involved on campus such as Greek life, Volunteer work, and other clubs and organizations, as well as athletics. The Rec Center was also extremely nice. Downfalls of Ashland include a lack of parking (and lots of parking tickets), the fact that it is a dry campus, and poor quality in housing/dorms. The dorms are mostly small, old, and many do not have air conditioning.