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Ashland University is a private institution that was founded in 1878. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ashland University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $28,858 (2012-13).
At Ashland University, undergraduate students have more than 70 options for majors, including actuarial sciences, multi-age education and digital media production. The university is affiliated with the Brethren Church, and worship opportunities are offered on campus through The Well, a Christian movement, and the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry, among other groups. In addition, there are more than 100 student organizations to check out, and many Ashland students opt to join a fraternity or sorority.
Student athletes compete as the Ashland Eagles in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Among the graduate school offerings at Ashland University is the Dwight Schar College of Education. For road trips from campus, Ashland is within driving distance of major Ohio cities, including Akron, Cleveland and Columbus.
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Ashland University is a comprehensive University, historically related to the Brethren Church. The University serves the educational needs of each student by providing programs of high quality that incorporate high expectations of achievement in a challenging and supportive environment. These programs stress both the centrality of the liberal arts and sciences and the importance of professional preparation Judeo-Christian values are the foundation of the educational and social environment of the University and shape the character of the institution. Members of the University community focus on intellectual, spiritual, cultural, physical and social development for the purpose of leading meaningful lives in the world community.
|Religious affiliation||Brethren Church|
When applying to Ashland University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||72.3% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.5 percent.
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Ashland University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Ashland University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Ashland 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 Ashland University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Ashland University.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$28,858 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,502 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data