B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Ashland University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Anabaptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
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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

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,609Undergrads
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 27 responses
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  • Working hard to get good grades.
    37%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Prepared for the future
    22%
  • Full of potential
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Caring professors and great education
    53%
  • Full of opportunities and caring professors
    44%
  • 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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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.
Ashland University has a very hometown feel. It's located in a small community, with the college being the center of the town. Class sizes are small, which makes it very easy to be engaged with your professors. They are all welcoming and it is very easy to ask questions. I love that the university focuses on each individual student, and that you don't become lost in a sea of people. I would like to see improvements to some of the academic buildings though, as some are slightly out-dated.