Director of Admission
Ashland, Ohio 44805
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at Ashland University (AU) goes beyond small classes, low student-faculty
ratios, and personal attention. The campuswide philosophy of “Accent
on the Individual” means that students are challenged to grow and
change in a community of respect where they can find their perfect balance.
is a phrase that AU students, faculty members, and alumni recently developed
to describe the environment and experience of Ashland University. Characteristics
that are seemingly opposite coexist at Ashland and make it distinct. For
example, Ashland University is rich in its heritage, yet always moving
forward. AU students are challenged academically, yet nurtured along the
way. While Ashland provides the benefits of a small school (such as individual
attention and small classes), there are incredibly big opportunities in
every field, including the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, NCAA Division
II athletics, research opportunities, and internships. Ashland’s
mission is to serve the educational needs of all students—undergraduate
and graduate, traditional and nontraditional, full- and part-time—by
providing educational programs of high quality in an environment that
is both challenging and supportive.
The result of the
balanced environment is balanced graduates—people who are whole,
who think deeply and communicate clearly. Graduates are successful and
productive, yet are team players. They are prepared and confident enough
to take risks and at the same time are caring friends and good citizens.
They are balanced.
ever-increasing wireless system currently includes most academic buildings,
the student center, the quadrangle, and several residence halls, and laptop
computers are available to students. Patterson Instructional Center features
a large computer lab, teleconferencing, distance-learning classrooms,
multimedia classrooms, and an instructional media center.
Location and Community
Ashland is an attractive community of 22,000, midway between Cleveland
and Columbus. Recent FBI statistics show Ashland as having the lowest
violent crime rate in the state for cities with populations between 10,000
and 24,999. The Rating Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities lists
the Ashland, Ohio, area as having the lowest crime rate of micropolitan
areas in the U.S.
Ashland University is home to 2,200 full-time undergraduate students,
85 percent of whom are from Ohio. Students also come from twenty-seven
other states and twenty-three other countries. The University’s
total enrollment of nearly 7,000 includes students in graduate programs
in business, education, and theology; and thirteen off-campus degree-granting
program centers throughout Ohio. Students of minority groups account for
6 percent of the student population. Twenty-five percent of the incoming
class is made up of transfer students.
Ashland is a residential
campus, with men’s and women’s residence halls and options
for coed divided housing, three-room suites, sorority suites, residential
fraternity houses, and Scholar Floors. Fully furnished, 1,400-square-foot,
two-bedroom apartments are available for seniors.
Ashland University confers seven baccalaureate
degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science,
and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Education, and Social
Work. Undergraduate programs of study include accounting; American studies;
art*; athletic training; biochemistry, biology*; business administration;
business management; chemistry*; child and family studies; commercial
art; computer art and graphics programming; computer science*; creative
writing; criminal justice; economics; education: early childhood (preK—3),
middle grades (4—9), grades 7—12, multi-age (preK—12),
vocational, intervention specialist (special education), Christian education,
and physical education; electronic media production: radio/audio production,
television production and programming, and professional video production;
English; environmental science; exercise science; fashion merchandising;
finance; fine art; foods and nutrition; French*; geology; history; hotel/restaurant
management; integrated language arts*; integrated mathematics*; integrated
science*; integrated social studies*; international business; international
studies; journalism*; management information systems; marketing; mathematics;
music*; philosophy; physics; political science; predentistry; prelaw;
pre—medical technology; premedicine; pre-optometry; prepharmacy;
pre—physical therapy; preseminary; pre—veterinary medicine;
psychology; recreation; religion; social studies*; social work; sociology;
Spanish*; speech communication; sport management; sports communication;
theater*; and toxicology. (Majors marked with * are education licensure
areas.) The University also awards the Associate in Arts degree in art,
criminal justice, office administration, and radio-TV and in a two-year
curriculum in general education.
Ashland’s facilities include nine computer
labs, modern science laboratories, fully equipped radio/TV studios, music
studios and practice rooms, art studios and a gallery, a 750-seat theater,
and a nursery and Montessori school. Sport sciences facilities include
a sauna, a large athletic training room, five technologically enhanced
classrooms, and a human-performance lab. The Ashbrook Center, a nationally
known institute for the study of public affairs, publishes scholarly books,
hosts academic forums, and sponsors lectures by famous political speakers.
The 60,000-square-foot Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business
and Economics building provides an innovative, world-class environment
for business leaders of tomorrow. The newly renovated Kettering Science
Center now includes twenty-seven laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment,
numerous classrooms, and meeting rooms. The Schar College of Education
includes a high-tech media center, a peer teaching studio, an auditorium,
and plenty of great places to hang out.
The campus features a beautiful 55,000-square-foot student center with several student lounges, a unique bookstore, a grill and snack bar, a game room, a health and aerobics center with locker rooms and showers, and many meeting rooms. This impressive building is wireless and features laptop computers that can be used anywhere in the building. The 60,000-square-foot Dauch College of Business and Economics opened in spring 2004 and features an executive education center, two conference areas, a state-of-the-art trading room, three computer labs, a tiered lecture hall, a product development lab, a student lounge, a parent lounge, and M.B.A. and undergraduate staff offices. Three new buildings opened recently. They include the $18-million Recreation and Sport Sciences Center, an $11-million renovation and addition to the Kettering Science Center, and the $10-million Schar College of Education.
AU is a many-time recipient of an award for
having the best student programming in the nation. More than 100 student
organizations are available on campus. Ten men’s teams and ten women’s
teams compete at the NCAA Division II level, several of which are in contention
for national titles each year.
Tuition is $27,930, fees total $900, room and board is $9,500.
Aid / Scholarships
Approximately 98 percent of Ashland University’s students receive
financial assistance, enabling them to receive the benefits of a private
college education. Awards are based on outstanding scholarship, accomplishment,
talent, and/or financial need.
To apply for financial
assistance, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) with the federal government and submit the Ashland University
Financial Aid Application to the AU Financial Aid Office.
Requirements / Application
Ashland strongly recommends that applicants
have 16 units of college-preparatory high school credit to ensure that
they have sufficient background for college work. Freshman applicants
must present an official transcript of courses and grades from secondary
school and scores on either the SAT or ACT examination (the writing section
is not required). Each applicant is encouraged to visit the campus for
an interview with an admission counselor. A visit provides the applicant
with an opportunity to see the campus and ask questions of students and
from accredited institutions are considered for admission to Ashland provided
that they are in good standing socially and academically (having at least
a C average or a 2.0 GPA) at any institutions attended previously.
Applicants who complete
their secondary education through an alternative program (e.g., home schooling)
must present evidence that they have been adequately prepared for university
work to be considered for admission to AU. Such evidence may include appropriate
scores on ACT or SAT tests, a high school equivalency diploma (GED test),
satisfactory achievement on state or nationally normed tests that evaluate
achievement level in high school academic subjects, and adequate performance
on AU placement tests.
Director of Admission
Ashland, Ohio 44805
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