Ashland University
Director of Admission
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419-289-5052
800-882-1548
Fax: 419-289-5999
enrollme@ashland.edu

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COSTS:
Tuition:
$
27,930
Room and Board:
$9,450
Fees, books, misc.:
$
744


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Ashland University
Ashland, OH

Overview
Education 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.

“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.

The University’s 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.

Academic Life
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.

Majors Offered:
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.

Facilities and Resources
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.

Campus Life
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.

Sports / Varsity Athletics
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.

Expenses
Tuition is $27,930, fees total $900, room and board is $9,500.

Financial 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.

Admission 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 faculty members.

Transfer students 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.

Ashland University
Director of Admission
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419-289-5052
800-882-1548
Fax: 419-289-5999
enrollme@ashland.edu

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