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ASHLAND UNIVERSITY, ASHLAND, OHIO

Ashland, OhioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1878Established Year
  6662Enrollment

Ashland University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Komal Yadav Komal Yadav
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Ashland University is a private university located in Ohio that offers various programs for bachelors and masters. Established in 1878, which was formerly known as Ashland College and later renamed as Ashland University.

Ashland University started its functioning with less than 60 students and 8 staff members in its early stages. Today the number of courses offered is more than its initial students. This shows the university’s growth with time. University has 6 colleges for Arts & Science, Business & Economics, Education, Nursing & Health Science, Continuing education and Theological Seminary.

Ohio Department of Higher Education has accredited the Ashland University for granting all the degrees it offers. University has been providing Student center, Recreation center and Athletics complex since 2000. It’s the most affordable private schools in the country.

Ashland University Ranking

  • Ranked #53 in regional universities Midwest by US News & World Report rankings.
  • Ranked above 600th in US rankings 2020 by times higher education.com
  • 6 Ashland online degree programs are ranked among the nation's best by intelligent.com
  • A.U was one of the 159 best colleges in the Midwest for the year 2020 according to a review of Princeton.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus Setting Suburban
LocationOhio
Official Websitewww.ashland.edu
Student-to-Faculty Ratio16:1
Number of Undergraduate Programs70
Popular ProgramsMBA, Nursing

Campus

Ashland College has started with 28 acres of campus and now being a university it’s expanded up to 135 acres with over 6,600 students. With a multitude of International students taking admission each year, the campus provides residential facilities for them.

The location itself is very convenient for commuters, 10 minutes away from downtown and a few hours from Cleveland and Columbus. The campus is a drive away from some natural attractions like Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Housing/Residence Facilities

Ashland offers a separate housing facility for graduate and undergraduate students over 22 years old. It offers various living options ranging from apartment-style, single, double and triple occupancy rooms. Every living has a student lead group called Hall council which will be dealing with facility upgrades.

  • Students who opt for on-campus accommodation has to pay 300 USD for as a deposit for acquiring the application
  • Housing not only offers shelter for students but also provides ‘Residential Programming’ which helps with the interpersonal skills of residents.
  • The housing charges range from 5,610 USD to 7,260 USD for a single room to a Suite.

Programs Offered

With over 70 undergraduate courses to choose from, Ashland University offers courses in fields like business administration, corporate and strategic communication, leadership studies etc. The classroom size is small with an average of 16 students per class.

Ashland is one of the few universities in the country to offer online courses for associate, bachelors, and masters as well. Few of the well-known courses are listed below:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Political science
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Supply chain management

There are few integrated courses like Integrated Language arts education and Integrated social studies

AU enrols new students into a program called The Ashland Centre for English Studies (ACCESS) especially for international students. This program equips all international students with skills & knowledge in professional English.

Application Process

Where to Apply: All international students can apply through the international application portal for either undergraduate or graduate programs.

Application Fee: Non- refundable application fee of 50 USD is charged.

Application Deadline: A.U grants new admissions during fall, spring and summer. The deadlines to apply to be July 1st, November 15th, and March 15th respectively. If the application is delayed for submission it will be considered for a consecutive semester.

Admission Requirements: International students have to meet the following criteria to get admission to Ashland University:

  • Photocopies of immigration documents like passport and VISA
  • High school diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 for all undergraduate programs and 3.0 out of 4.0 for the nursing program.
  • Proof of financial support along with bank statements.

English Proficiency Requirements: International students can submit IELTS, TOEFL, SAT or ACT test scores to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Cost of Attendance

AU is termed as one of the most affordable places to study in the country, so the costs are quite low in terms of tuition fee. Costs for undergraduate courses are listed below:

ExpensesCost (annual)
Tuition fee20,950 USD
Activity & Campus Access Fee1,030 USD
Room and Board10,340 USD
Books and supplies800 USD
Accident insurance1,715 USD
Total34,835 USD

Expenses for MBA and M.Ed. students:

ExpensesAnnual Cost for MBAAnnual Cost for M.Ed. 
Tuition fee10,080 USD6.660 USD
Room and board6,000USD6,000USD
Books and supplies700 USD700 USD
Accident insurance1,845 USD1,845 USD
Total18,625 USD15,205 USD

Cost of living in Ohio is expected to be around 4,500 USD per year.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

Studying and living in Ohio has a lower cost of living as compared to other US states. However, for international students, AU offers many scholarships to reduce their expenses as well. Some are listed below:

  • Work on campus which is estimated to assist them with around 2,000 USD per year.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research fellowships
  • Benjamin A.Gilman International Scholarship

Alumni

Few notable alumni are

  • Robin Michelle Meade is an American journalist and television news anchor.
  • Detrick Oliver Hughes is an American poet and spoken-word artist.
  • Timothy Seder is a former American football player.
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Ashland University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population10354
FAFSA Code003012
Application Cost$30
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$20,332 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10739651180 8%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing548490605-
Mathematics525475575-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232025 90%
English221825-
Mathematics211824-

Ashland University Acceptance Rate

73.5%

Acceptance Rate

3118

Total Applicants

10354

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

52.3%

Male

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Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program73.5%
Total Applicants9225
Total Enrolled6781
Graduate
Graduate Programs73.5%
Total Applicants4861
Total Enrolled3573

Ashland University Enrollment

Enrollment
Ashland University Enrollment10354
Undergraduate Enrollment6781
Graduate Enrollment3573
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate53.9%

Attendance Cost

$20,332

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,332 / Year
Post Graduate Program$14,670 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$912 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,746 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,596 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$5,500 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,728 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,728 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,728 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
72022481472111
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    RANKED  #495

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    401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805
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    Book Store

    Ashland University Main Campus Store0.03 Km
    Local Book Scout LLC1.9 Km
    Coloring Book Solutions LLC1.96 Km
    Ohio Carbon2.24 Km
    Bookmasters3.84 Km

    Pharmacy

    Rite Aid Pharmacy0.57 Km
    Towne Pharmacy & Health Care0.66 Km
    Daniel L. Fitch, LPN0.76 Km
    Charles R. Kail, RPh1.15 Km
    Jeffrey A. Cook, RPh1.15 Km
    Philip S. Holtzapple, RPH1.15 Km
    Becki A. Stewart, RPH1.15 Km
    William D. Mcpherson, RPH1.15 Km
    Carla J. Pindel, RPh1.15 Km
    Samaritan Hospital Pharmacy1.16 Km
    Tanya S. Mounts, RPh1.26 Km
    Discount Drug Mart1.49 Km
    CVS Pharmacy1.55 Km
    Genoa Healthcare3.38 Km
    Ritzman Pharmacy3.53 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy4.4 Km
    Fitch Pharm Farm6.45 Km
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    Hospital

    Good Shepherd Nursing Center0.82 Km
    Semeritan Hospital Ashland Oh1.15 Km
    University Hospital2.4 Km
    Ashland ENT2.4 Km

    Super Market

    Save A Lot1.02 Km
    Family Dollar2.82 Km
    Buehler's Fresh Foods Ashland3.52 Km
    Walmart Supercenter4.38 Km
    ALDI4.46 Km

    Airport

    Helipad1.27 Km
    ODOT District 3 Heliport2.87 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Aldis1.68 Km
    Luray Shopping Center2.09 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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