Asbury University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduaton Rate & More

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Asbury University Admissions Overview:

Students interested in applying to Asbury University must submit an online application, test scores from either the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. While scores from both tests are accepted, the majority of students submit scores from the ACT. Since the school is affiliated with the Christian church, students are encouraged to submit a "Christian Character Reference," which allows a person (minister, church leader, etc.) to speak on the student's character and spiritual commitment.

As part of the online application, students must write a short essay on their relationship with the Church, or, if they are not particularly religious, why they are attracted to Asbury. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Asbury University Description:

Founded in 1890, Asbury University is a private Christian university located in Wilmore, Kentucky, about 20 minutes southwest of Lexington. The university takes its Christian identity seriously, and the school's Cornerstone Project emphasizes "scripture, holiness, stewardship and mission." Asbury students come from 44 states and 14 countries.

Undergraduates can choose from 49 majors with professional fields such as business, education and communications being among the most popular. Academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Asbury Eagles compete in NAIA Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for most sports.

The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams. Popular sports include lacrosse, basketball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,854 (1,640 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,630
  • Books: $1,240 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,748
  • Other Expenses: $2,770
  • Total Cost: $39,388

Asbury University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,294
    • Loans: $10,352

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, History, Media Communication, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Basketball, Swimming, Cross Country, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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