About AU

Our Mission:
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.

Our Purpose:
Recognizing, encouraging and nurturing the unique gifts of individuals has been our primary purpose since 1878, and it’s still at the center of everything we do.

Our Location:
Situated in Ashland, Ohio, our 135-acre campus is a site worth seeing! The beautiful landscaping and new facilities make the University one of the most picturesque locations in the Midwest. The intimate campus is nestled between three large cities: Columbus, Akron and Cleveland. The central location provides easy access to large conferences, rewarding internships and endless experiences.

Our Recognition:
U.S. News & World Report ranks Ashland University as one of the  top 15 over performing univeirsities. We have also been ranked a “Best in the Midwest” university for the seventh straight year.

Our Athletics:
Ashland is annually recognized for having one of the best all-around athletic departments in the country. Our NCAA DII athletic programs boast 800+ All-Americans in the history of the University, 51 GLIAC or NCAA Regional and National Championships in the last 12 years and over 100 individual National championships.

Our Diversity:
At Ashland University, we value the individual; which is why we offer programs that fit your interests and needs as a multicultural student. From scholarships and leadership opportunities to student organizations and events, we’ve got the programs that are just right for you.

Our Experiences:
Last year, 114 students participated in a program through the Global Education Office. Almost any student in any major is able to travel to such countries as South Africa, Italy, China, Mexico and Austria to name a few.

Our Size:
We have an undergraduate enrollment of 2400 students. We combine the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with you throughout your four years and even maintain those relationships after graduation. This provides a an average class size of 12-18 students for accessible interaction inside and out of the classroom.

Our Aid:
98% of our students receive financial aid based on academics, talents and need. Academic scholarships range from $500 - $11,000 per year and are renewable


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