Ashland University Admissions

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

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Ashland University Admissions Overview:

Students applying to Ashland need to submit test scores from the SAT or ACT. In addition, they must submit high school transcripts and fill out an online application. The application does not require an essay or personal statement. The acceptance rate at Ashland University is 72%, which is good news for students with good grades and test scores--with seven out of ten applicants submitted, high achieving students have a good chance of being accepted.

Admissions Data (2016):

Ashland University Description:

Founded in 1878, Ashland University is a private, four-year university affiliated with the Brethren Church. The 135-acre main campus is located in Ashland, Ohio, and the school also has off-campus centers in Cleveland, Elyria, Mansfield, Westlake, Columbus, Massillon, and Medina. Ashland offers numerous distance education programs at the master's level. The university offers a wide range of degrees and majors, and high-achieving students should look into the honors program. Ashland is one of only ten colleges in the nation that offers a baccalaureate degree in toxicology. On the main campus, academics are supported by a 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18 to 20 students.

Ashland has intramural sports, an active Greek life, and 115 student clubs and organizations on campus. On the athletic front, the Ashland Eagles compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and have done well in the NCAA Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings in recent years.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,579 (4,814 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 71% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $20,392
  • Books: $912 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,602
  • Other Expenses: $2,596
  • Total Cost: $33,502

Ashland University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,766
    • Loans: $8,824

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Finance, Marketing, Middle Grades Education, Nursing

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 450%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Wrestling, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Ashland University, You May Also Like These Schools:

Applicants interested in Ashland for its size and accessibility should also consider these other Ohio schools—Cedarville University, Shawnee State University, Xavier University, Baldwin Wallace University, the University of Findlay, and John Carroll University—all of which have between 3,000 and 5,000 undergraduates enrolled, with the majority of applicants accepted each year.

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