Asbury, founded in 1890, is a liberal arts college with religious emphasis. Its 400-acre campus is located in Wilmore, 15 miles south of Lexington.

Website: www.asbury.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,717
Undergraduate
Students
(60.3%) 1,035 Women
(39.7%) 682 Men
256
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
70% of 1,105 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.65
SAT Math
545 average
470-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
585 average
510-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,568
Tuition and Fees
$30,198
Room and Board
$7,160
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,123
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
94
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Wilmore Population
6,084
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Lexington, KY
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
85% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Eagles
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.6% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
3.6% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   1
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 Macklem Drive
City, State, Zip
Wilmore, KY 40390-1198
Phone
(859) 858-3511 x2142
Fax
(859) 858-3921
E-mail
admissions@asbury.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 1,105 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 693 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 412 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
320 (41%) of 777 admitted students enrolled
Women
189 (38%) of 496 admitted students enrolled
Men
131 (47%) of 281 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.65
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
545 average
470-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
585 average
510-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 28%
Top quarter: 59%
Top half: 84%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$41,568
Tuition and Fees
$30,198
Room and Board
$7,160
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$2,910
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning October 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
   

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
283 (92.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
240 (84.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
236 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 194 (82.2%) of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 215 (91.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 90 (38.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,127 (86.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,017 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
954 (93.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 699 (73.3%) of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 854 (89.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 308 (32.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
91%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,123
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,711
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Creative Writing
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Communication/journalism, Business/marketing, Theology and religious vocations
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
94
Part-Time Faculty
110
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
36%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 41% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
364,038
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
250
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
None

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Child and Family Studies
  • Classics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • French
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Wilmore Population
6,084
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Lexington, KY
Campus Size
400 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Lexington
Nearest Train Station
80 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
85% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
15%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
late night security personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, asbury student congress, spiritual life board, summer ministry teams, asbury outdoors, wgm global cafe
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,717
Women
1,035 (60.3%)
Men
682 (39.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,323
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.6% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students.
3.6% from 35 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
256

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.8%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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