"Welcome to Ashland: World Headquarters of Nice People." This is a sign that is displayed just outside the city of Ashland. The quiet, peaceful city is about an hour from Ohio's largest cities- Cleveland and Columbus. Ashland University is located in a residential area of the city of Ashland and about a ten-minute walk from downtown. Read more about what the City of Ashland has to offer. While studying at Ashland, you will also be living within a one day drive of many of the great cities of the United State including: Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, and Saint Louis. A day's drive can take you to Canada and to great natural attractions such as Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes, the Smokey Mountains, and the Atlantic Ocean.
In addition to living within driving distance of many of the great cities and tourist destinations in the U.S., you will be living in the heartland of the United States. You will be able to see many of the characteristics that make American culture distinct in your surroundings and experiences with people.