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Ashford University is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1918. It has a suburban setting and the campus size is 25 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ashford University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $15,720 (2011-12).
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Founded in 1918, Ashford University is committed to providing accessible, affordable, innovative, high quality degree programs to its campus, online, and accelerated students. Ashford's tuition is 20-50% less than our peers, as we believe tuition costs should never be a barrier to those seeking a quality education. We offer students a transferability of 99 credits, versus the industry standard of 75 or less, so that Ashford students get credit for the hard work they've already done.
We offer programs at our beautiful and historic campus in Clinton, Iowa, and offer a wide array of athletics teams, campus events and activities that both our campus and online students enjoy. In addition to college graduates, we are also committed to the needs of the working adult learner, and offer a broad selection of bachelors and masters' programs that are flexible and accelerated.
When applying to Ashford University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Ashford University is $55. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 90.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||90.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Ashford University is 22:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 42.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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Ashford University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution||N/A|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Ashford University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health insurance. Ashford University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Ashford University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Ashford University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$15,720 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,000 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data