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Study at Asbury College

Founded by John Wesley Hughes in 1890, Asbury College was originally known as the Kentucky Holiness College. It was later renamed in honor of the "Father of American Methodism", Bishop Francis Asbury. This private Christian liberal arts institute is located in Wilmore, Kentucky. Asbury College's recent Enrolments have been more than 1, 500 students representing over 40 states and 10 countries worldwide.

Asbury College offers more than 50 majors to choose from. Master's degrees in education along with several certification programs are also available. Students can opt for courses in the fields of art, English, history, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, music, business, and world languages, among others.

The athletics department of Asbury College sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, swimming and diving, and volleyball. Known as the Eagles, the teams compete in the NAIA and the NCCAA Division I.

Profile of Asbury College

The campus of Asbury is in Wilmore, KY, which is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Asbury include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Asbury is known for its programs in media, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Asbury Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 497 and 640.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Asbury had 1, 396 students enrolled (1, 304 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Asbury has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Asbury offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Asbury College, as a Christian Liberal Arts College in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, is to equip men and women, through a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service to the professions, society, the family and the Church, thereby preparing them to engage their cultures and advance the cause of Christ around the world. "

Asbury Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts67English, speech and rhetoric, history, Spanish language, sociology, social services, French language, Classical languages, . . .
Education and Teaching45elementary school teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, instructional media design, teacher ed, middle school teaching, ESL instruction, music teaching, . . .
Media40radio and TV tech, journalism
Religion and Philosophy36bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, youth ministry, philosophy
Therapy and Counselling20psychology
Business and Management19business, accounting
Science11biology, chemistry, physical sciences, biochemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11health and physical education, parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management
Family and Social Work9social work
Fine Arts7fine arts
Mathematics4mathematics and statistics, mathematics, computational mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Medicine1medical preparatory

Contact: Asbury

Asbury College

1 Macklem Dr

Wilmore, KY 40390-1198

General Phone: (859) 858-3511

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