Asbury University

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1 Macklem Drive

Wilmore, KY 40390

Phone: (859) 858-3511
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Asbury University is a private institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,529, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 65 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Asbury University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 4. Its tuition and fees are $25,311 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Asbury University, founded in 1890, is a private Christian Liberal Arts College in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition whose 65-acre campus is located 15 miles south of Lexington, KY. Through a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, Asbury University equips men and women for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service in the professions, society, family and the Church, thereby preparing them to engage their cultures and advance the cause of Christ around the world. The Templeton Foundation named Asbury one of the top character building institutions in the US. Asbury University is a leader in preparing students in the fields of Media Communication, education, and Christian Ministries.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1890
Religious affiliation non-denominational
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $33,834,898


When applying to Asbury University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.3 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 63.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Asbury University is 13:1, and the school has 63.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Asbury University include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician; English Language and Literature, General; Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General; and Business/Commerce, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 64%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Elementary Education and Teaching 11%
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 11%
English Language and Literature, General 8%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 8%
Business/Commerce, General 7%

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Student Life

Asbury University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,529, with a gender distribution of 39.1 percent male students and 60.9 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus. Asbury University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,765
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Asbury University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Asbury University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Asbury University, 51 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Asbury University.

Students who have cars on campus 51%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $25,311 (2012-13)
Room and board $5,792 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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