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Ashland, Ohio
Location: Ashland, Ohio
Enrollment: 6,626
Setting: Suburban
Type: Private, Co-Ed
City Population: 20,423
Climate: 0.4°C - 27.6°C
U.S. News Rank: #53
International Student Rate: 4.3%
Why Ashland?

At Ashland University, YOU are an individual. Your professors know you by name and your friends know what you stand for. Your journey to success is as unique as your thoughts, visions and ideas.

Students, like you, have been able to gain valuable, life-changing experience conducting research with professors, presenting at national conferences and landing internships. How you define your time here is completely up to you, whether you are involved in athletics, student organizations, spiritual groups or social events. With 70+ undergraduate programs and majors, 10 Master’s programs, two Doctor’s programs, small class sizes, conditional admission and intensive English programs available for low English-speaking students, Ashland University aims to accent each and every individual, international and domestic.

We are situated on a beautiful 135-acre campus with trees, brick walkways and flower gardens in north central Ohio. Located centrally between three major cities, Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, we are able to offer the advantages of an intimate campus experience in a small-town setting, with close proximity to shopping, dining, community and cultural activities, and a multitude of internship opportunities!  The city of Ashland has been listed in FBI studies as having the lowest violent crime rate of any city its size in the state.

  • Total enrollment (Undergraduate, Graduate, all programs) at Ashland University is 6,500 students.
  • Ashland Graduate Programs do not require GRE/GMAT tests for admissions.
  • Ashland University has been rated one of the top 15 over-performing colleges in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and one of the most affordable Private Colleges in the country.
  • Ashland University is one of the most affordable private institutions in the U.S.
Getting Involved

We welcome students to connect and engage with faculty, staff and peers through the many involvement, leadership, health and wellness and employment opportunities provided through the Division of Student Affairs.

There is sure to be something for everyone – including you!

Living on campus is about becoming a part of a community. Student housing options at Ashland University give students a sense of belonging and immersion into the campus culture. From exciting on-campus and in-hall activities, to benefits such as around-the-clock safety, maintenance, and resources all within 5 minutes of your hall, student housing allows you to focus on academics and develop your lifestyle.

Residence life is more than just a room…

We are proud to offer a variety of living environments based on your interests and preferences! Options range from apartment-style accommodations for seniors to living-learning communities and a variety of room configurations (e.g. single-occupancy, double-occupancy, triple-occupancy). Each hall on campus also has a Hall Council, a student driven group that plans programs for the hall and recommends changes and upgrades for facilities and policies within the hall.

International Club

The International Club and community create a warm and welcoming environment, and offer many opportunities and events for international students. With over 300 international students from over 30 countries, you will have many opportunities to meet friends from all over the world.


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Undergraduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Arts & Sciences

Actuarial Sciences

Art + Design




Commercial Art

Communication Studies

Computer Science

Corporate and Strategic Communication

Creative Writing

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Online

Digital Media Journalism

Digital Media Production


Environmental Science – Biology

Environmental Science – Chemistry

Environmental Science – Geology

Environmental Science – Toxicology

Fine Arts

Forensic Biology

Forensic Chemistry



Geoscience Technology & Management

Health & Risk Communication


International Political Studies

Journalism & Digital Media

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing


Multi-Disciplinary Studies




Political Science


Public Relations & Strategic Communication


Social Work


Sport Communication


College of Education

Adolescent & Young Adult Education

Art Education

Biology Life Sciences Educations (Grades 7-12)

Chemistry Education (Grades 7-12)

Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Technology

Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies (Executive)

Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies (Traditional)

Early Childhood Education (Pre-K – Grade 3)

Early Childhood Education & 4/5 Endorsement

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist & 4/5 Endorsement

Earth Science Education (Grades 7-12)

Foreign Languages (Multi-age, Pre-K – 12)

French Education

Integrated Language Arts Education

Integrated Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12)

Integrated Science Education (Grades 7-12)

Integrated Social Studies Education

Intervention Specialist (K-12)

Intervention Specialist – Mild-Moderate (K-12)

Intervention Specialist – Moderate-Intensive (K-12)

Life Science Education

Master of Education

Middle Grades Education

Multi-Age Education

Music Education

Physical Science Education (Grades 7-12)

Spanish Education

College of Business & Economics

1 Year International MBA



Business Administration

Business Management



Fashion Merchandising


Hospitality Management

Information Systems

International Business

Management Information Systems



Sport Management

Supply Chain Management

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Athletic Training


Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Exercise Science

Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science

Nursing – Accelerated Track

Nursing – Advanced Entry

Nursing – Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Advanced Practice Nurses (MS/MSN to DNP)

Nursing – Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)

Nursing – Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Health Systems Leadership (BSN to DNP and MS/MSN to DNP)

Nursing – Nurse Educator Certificate Program

Nursing – RN to BSN

Nursing – School Nurse Program

Nursing – Traditional BSN

Important Dates 2019-2020

Application Deadlines

Fall 2019 (August)
Applicants currently outside the U.S. July 1, 2019
Applicants currently within the U.S. (SEVIS Transfer) July 15, 2019


Spring 2020 (January)
Applicants currently outside the U.S. November 15, 2019
Applicants currently within the U.S. (SEVIS Transfer) December 15, 2019


Summer 2020 (May)
Applicants currently outside the U.S. March 15, 2020
Applicants currently within the U.S. (SEVIS Transfer) April 15, 2020

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees: 2019 - 2020

Payment is due upon registration. We suggest that you obtain a traveler’s check in the amount of your first semester's expenses, or use a credit card, as both are readily accepted in the university and when you open a bank account. I-20 estimates are based on two semesters, which is one academic year.

Cost (USD)
Semester Fall/Spring
Tuition $10,475 $20,950
Activity Fee $120 $240
Campus Access Fee $395 $790
University Room (Regular, Double/Triple) $2,805 $5,610
University Board (Purple Plan) $2,365 $4,730
Books and Supplies (estimate) $400 $800
Accident and Sickness Insurance* $858 $1,715
TOTAL $17,418 $34,835


*Estimated, non-billed expenses

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Ashland, Ohio
Location: Ashland, Ohio
Enrollment: 6,626
Setting: Suburban
Type: Private, Co-Ed
City Population: 20,423
Climate: 0.4°C - 27.6°C
U.S. News Rank: #53
International Student Rate: 4.3%