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

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
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1090
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
$21,504/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,311/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,162/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,197/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,743/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,288/ 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
32%
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
85%
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
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
48%
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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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.
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I just finished my first year at AU, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I cannot explain how much this school has impacted my life. I have met some very unique people, professors and students, who have greatly improved my life. The professors truly care about your education and your success after graduation. I have spent plenty of time sitting down with my professors during offices hours while they explain a concept to me, and they will completely rearrange their day to help you if needed. I really love having a faculty as my advisor because I learn more about what it is really like in my field. My current faculty advisor has been working with me to make sure that my current major is what I will be happy and successful doing. Also, most of my professors will send me links to new findings or anything related to my interests. They truly care about their students at AU, and I could not see myself anywhere else.
Athletics here at Ashland are a big part of campus life and where the school gets a lot of its funding. I think the football team is the most recognized because they have gone very far in championships a couple times since I've been here. The team is very big and the stands are always packed at the home games. The Rec center is amazing! They have an indoor track, and indoor field, two or three basketball courts, a competitive sized swim pool and diving well, plus the full gym and entertainment/ game areas.