Ashland University

Ashland, OH

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Ashland, founded in 1878, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 120-acre campus is located in Ashland, 60 miles southwest of Cleveland.

Website: www.ashland.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,536
Undergraduate
Students
(46.6%) 2,114 Women
(53.4%) 2,422 Men
2,043
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,121 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.42
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$32,136
Tuition and Fees
$20,684
Room and Board
$9,746
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$17,592
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,779
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
174
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Ashland Population
20,320
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland, Akron
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
13.3% Black/African-American
3.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.9% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
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: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
401 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Ashland, OH 44805-3702
Phone
(419) 289-5052
Fax
(419) 289-5999
E-mail
enrollme@ashland.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
May 1
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
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Minimum 18 ACT or 860 SAT required for freshmen
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 X
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
76% of 3,121 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
446 admitted students enrolled
Men
340 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
3.42
3.75 and Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
62%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$32,136
Tuition and Fees
$20,684
Room and Board
$9,746
Books and Supplies
$912
Other Expenses
$794
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
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003012
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
568 (94.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
472 (83.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
472 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$17,592
Need-Based Gift
Received by 450 (95.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,415
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 431 (91.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,663
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
89 (14.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,915

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,191 (86.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,924 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,924 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$17,689
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,755 (91.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,445
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,792 (93.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,056
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
264 (10.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,248

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
89%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,779
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
101
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
19
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
236
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,589
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Communication
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Chiropractic Studies
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sports Communication
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Toxicology
Most Popular Disciplines
Education, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, 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
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
174
Part-Time Faculty
218
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
33%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 69% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% 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
594,667
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
760
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of American History and Government

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing--General

Location and Setting


Boston Population
20,320
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland, Akron
Campus Size
135 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.8 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Mansfield
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Elyria

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Purple and gold

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, field hockey, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activity board, fellowship of christian athletes, the well campus ministry, intramurals, sororities
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,536
Women
2,114 (46.6%)
Men
2,422 (53.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,414
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
13.3% Black/African-American
3.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.9% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 19 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
2,043

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
62.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Average Starting Salary
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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