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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
    C+
  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 3,490 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.
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Ashland University Rankings

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

Ashland Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1230
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,231/ 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
$12,511/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
C+
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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    35%
  • On Campus
    39%
  • Online
    26%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,490Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,530
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Friendly
    38%
  • Working hard to get good grades.
    31%
  • Prepared for the future
    19%
  • Full of potential
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.59 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Caring professors and great education
    46%
  • Full of opportunities and caring professors
    44%
  • 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
61%
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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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
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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!