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Ashland University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Ashland, Ohio. The location of Ashland is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

$28,705 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
70% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Ashland University?


Contact details for Ashland are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: 800-882-1548

How Do I Get Into Ashland?

You can apply to Ashland online at:

Admission Requirements for Ashland

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ashland?

70% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Ashland University is 70%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to Ashland submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ashland University  ( 520 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Ashland University  ( 530 to 610 )
Ashland received ACT scores from 69% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Ashland University  ( 19 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Ashland University  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Ashland University  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Ashland University?

$28,705 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Ashland is $28,705. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ashland, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,693 a year. That adds up to $34,772 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ashland is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Ashland University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,219 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,731 undergraduate students at Ashland, with 2,219 being full-time and 1,512 being part-time.


There are also 1,198 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,219 full-time undergraduates at Ashland, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ashland University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 31
Black or African American 171
Hispanic or Latino 83
White 1,693
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 209

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Ashland University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 36 countries are represented at Ashland. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Nepal, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Ashland University

1,358 Took All Classes Online
2,599 Took At Least One Class Online
12.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,599 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ashland has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Ashland

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ashland University was 12.3%. This is the #906 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ashland regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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