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Ashland University educates and challenges students to develop intellectually and ethically, to seek wisdom and justice, and to prepare for the rigors of living and working as citizens aware of their global responsibilities.
Adopted by Board of Trustees - May 11, 2007
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) is a mid-sized, private, comprehensive university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.
Situated on a beautiful 135-acre campus with trees, brick walkways and flower gardens, Ashland University affords close proximity to the big city while offering the advantages of an intimate campus experience in a small-town setting. Deeply rooted in tradition, yet always moving forward, Ashland University provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn, grow and find their place in the world.
Ashland University is home to nearly 2,200 full-time, undergraduate students. Ninety-two percent of these students are from Ohio, while students also come from 27 other states and 31 countries. Fifty-seven percent of the on-campus students are female. The average ACT score for the 2010 freshman class was 22.9, while the average high school grade point average for that class was 3.37.
The University’s total enrollment is nearly 6,500 students, and this includes graduate programs as well as off-campus centers in Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria, Mansfield, Massillon, Medina, Westlake and Detroit, Mich.
The University features a strong academic reputation, offering more than 70 undergraduate majors including programs in finance, political science, toxicology, environmental science, dietetics, athletic training and digital media. In addition, it offers most traditional liberal arts majors as well as a wide range of majors in business and education. The education program, which offers pre-K through doctorate level courses, is one of the largest among institutions in Ohio. Academic programs are enhanced by an Honors Program and the John M. Ashbrook Cen
Awards and Recognition
• U.S. News & World Report ranked Ashland University in the top 200 in the National Universities category in its 2012 rankings. Ashland University was one of only three private institutions in Ohio to be ranked in the top 200 in this category.
• Ashland University's Campus Activities Board (CAB) was recognized for the quality of the student entertainment it offers on campus. Ashland's CAB received the prestigious "Programming Organization of the Year" award for 2011 at the National Association for Campus Activities’ (NACA) Mid-America Regional Conference.
• The U.S. Under Secretary of Education Dr. Martha Kanter visited the Ashland University campus on Feb. 29, 2012, to recognize Ashland University for its recent efforts to make college more affordable. During her keynote address, Dr. Kanter said Ashland University has set an example for colleges nationwide to follow.
• 2012 was the fifth year in school history that the Ashland University Eagles football team took a trip to the postseason, the third under Coach Lee Owens. This was Ashland University's highest ranking since becoming an NCAA Division II institution. 2012 also produced the first GLIAC football championship in school history. The Eagles record in 2012 was 11-1.
• For the seventh straight year, Ashland has been named to the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Midwest” college list.
• GetEducated.com ranked Ashland University's Master of Business Administration in the top 40 "Best Buys in Online MBAs" in October 2012. Ashland University was one of only two Ohio institutions recognized on that list.
• Ashland University was named as one of the top 15 over-performing colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in December 2012. The publication looked at data from its 'Best Colleges 2013', then took peer assessments and compared the information to the actual rankings. Ashland University’s performance is 58 places above its peer assessments.
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