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- Party SceneC
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeB
Ashland is a private, Christian university located in Ashland, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,490 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ashland acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing Science, Education, and Practice, and Special Education and Teaching. Graduating 61% of students, Ashland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities181 Graduates
Nursing Science, Education, and Practice143 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching59 Graduates
Early Childhood Education42 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration39 Graduates
Exercise Physiology27 Graduates
Middle School Education20 Graduates
Political Science and Government16 Graduates
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.59 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.62 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
Ashland University Reviews
About an hour outside of Cleveland and I felt like it was another world. I’m from a rural area but this place was very different. The students seemed very sheltered and I didn’t see one POC the entire time I was there. The area is not a wealthy area and the surrounding town showed this in the lack of charm. The dorms are very bare-bones. The education is similar to one available at any other quality institution without much to make it stand out. The cafeteria food was not the best—few fresh vegetables and heavy on carbs. The desserts were good, but I’m not really sure where the award-winning food was; for a cafeteria it was mediocre and since I was expecting better, it was surprising to encounter what it was
Ashland University is a great campus if you can find a close group of friends and if you can gain a great professor. Most professors at Ashland do not teach students but expects them to already know the topics. There is really nothing to do on campus, I ended up driving home every weekend and sometimes during the weekdays because I was so bored and so stressed over nothing. When you walk onto campus it feels like it drains the life out of you. I only stay because I have a couple of professors that I do not want to let down. The dorms are not air-conditioned so when you arrive there for the first couple of weeks you will be sweating buckets at night during that time. While if you are a special student in the Ashbrook building you get to have to air-condition. Ashland University does not allow parties near campus, and you could get written up if anyone smells alcohol in your room. All parties happen off-campus in houses. And The food is disgusting, I ended up buying my own.
Ashland University has many different opportunities for all. Being an education major is great because you dive right in making you feel confident about becoming a teacher after graduation. Also, the food is amazing!