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Ashland University is a private, non-profit university located in Ashland, Ohio, United States. The main campus is spread across an area of 120 acres. There are also several satellite campuses located throughout central and northern Ohio. It was founded in the year 1878. Ashland confers degrees at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels to its students. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dwight Schar College of Education
  • Graduate School
  • Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
Ashland University's athletic teams participate in the NCAA Division II. They are known as the Eagles and compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Some notable alumni of Ashland University are John Telich, sports anchor; Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of American Atheists; and Bon-Moo Koo, CEO of LG Group.
Profile of Ashland University

Ashland University is in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in Ashland, OH. The school has a Brethren Church religious affiliation. Ashland University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Ashland University than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include hospitality, business and management, and education and teaching.

Ashland University Selectivity

Ashland University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 450 to 560 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 480 and 580.


Some professors at Ashland University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 6, 493 students (4, 988 full-time equivalent). Adults changing careers are relatively common at Ashland University.

Student Life

Dorm living is common. Ashland University makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

Ashland University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching843curriculum and instruction, reading teaching, educational administration, early childhood education, education of disabled, middle school teaching, physical education teaching, gifted and talended education, . . .
Business and Management605business management, business, retail, marketing, finance, fashion merchandising, accounting, financial management, . . .
Religion and Philosophy145theology, ministry, pastoral Counselling, religion, bible studies, religious education, philosophy, theology and religious vocations, . . .
Therapy and Counselling79patient Counselling, psychology
Hospitality78hospitality management
office and Administration61general office occupations, office management
Liberal Arts61political science, creative writing, general studies, history, English, international relations, Spanish language, sociology, . . .
Media27radio and television, communication studies, journalism, journalism courses
Science26biology, exercise physiology, geology, chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, physics
Security and Law Enforcement18criminal justice and administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18nursing administration
Family and Social Work17family studies, social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, parks and recreation studies, nutrition sciences, dietitian, recreational therapy
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Fine Arts7fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts6drama, stagecraft
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Design3graphic design

Contact: Ashland University

Ashland University

401 College Ave

Ashland, OH 44805

General Phone: (419) 289-4142


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