Ashland University

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University History

 In 1878 Ashland College was founded as a private Christian university in Ashland, Ohio. On May 12, 1989, the name of the institution was changed to Ashland University. Ashland University has a rich tradition as a private, comprehensive institution preparing students for professions and careers. Ashland University’s motto is “Accent on the Individual”, which very well justifies the nature and campus environment.  The campus is spread across area of 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic system. 

University Programs, Courses and Schools

Ashland University’s 4 schools and colleges are located in its six campuses- Ashland Main Campus, Ashland Downtown Education Centre, Cleveland Centre, Columbus Centre, Elyria Centre and Mansfield Campus, these campuses and centers offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 4 school and colleges the Ashland University are;

  •  the College of Arts and Sciences
  •   Richard E. & Sandra J. Dauch College of Business & Economics
  •  Dwight Schar College of Education
  •  Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences

University Notable Alumni

The Ashland University Alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards Ashland University. Some of the alumni members of Ashland University are-

  •  President

Keona Padgett '07

Sunbury, Ohio

  • Vice President

Tyler Lecceadone '93

Sand Lake, Michigan

  •  John Benedict '03 MBA

Canton, Ohio

  • Erin Buzza '19

New Albany, Ohio

  •  Amy Cepelnik '18 MBA

Strongsville, Ohio

  •  Lisa Slater Chittenden '91

Wooster, Ohio

  •  Emily Day '12

Columbus, Ohio

  •  Ken Dworznik '98 '00

Rocky River, Ohio

  •  Stephanie Rankin Kromer '14

Gahanna, Ohio

  •  Lisa Lang '96, '00 M.Ed.

Big Prairie, Ohio

  •  Will Levering, Jr. '05

Fredericktown, Ohio

  •  Paul Lucas '05 MEd., '09 Ed.D.

Streetsboro, Ohio

University Infrastructure & Services


Ashland Main Campus-

Ashland main campus at Ashland University consists of a 135-acre of land and it is situated in Ohio, USA. The campus offers various bachelors and masters courses to students.

Ashland Downtown Education center-

 Ashland Downtown Education Center at Ashland University offers University’s Correctional Education program and partners with leading state DOCs and local jails to provide a transformative educational experience that brings hope and positive influence to the lives of students in the correctional environment. the program at the university help people to develop the whole person academically, spiritually, morally, so the student can actively live and work in our global society.

Cleveland Canter-

Cleveland Center at Ashland University is located in Independence, Ohio state. There are nearly four million residents of Northeast Ohio, who can earn several degrees easily right here in Cuyahoga County. The Cleveland Center offers various leading courses- Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction as well as Educational Administration, Master of Divinity, and Professional Development Services for educators.

Columbus Center-

 Columbus Center at Ashland University offers a wide range of classes and opportunities for every student. It is home to many courses-

  •  Master of Education 
  •  Master of Business Administration
  •  Professional Development Services (Columbus Center PDS Offerings) 
  •  Bachelor's Plus Program
  •  Bachelor's Completion Program
  •  Administrative and Professional License
  •  Executive Doctorate in Leadership Studies
  •  Undergraduate Programs
  •  Early Childhood Education
  •  1-Year International MBA

Elyria Center-

Elyria center at Ashland University offers a 2+2 program at Lorain County Community College in Elyria. If anyone want to save money and receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Education along with their Ohio Teaching License then they can spend their first two years at Lorain County Community College and finish at Ashland University's Elyria Program Centre via University Partnership.  The whole program is conveniently located at Lorain County Community College. Any individual can earn a B.S.Ed. degree in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, Middle Grades Education, or Intervention Specialist (Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Intensive Needs) at Elyria Center. Lorain County Community College ensures that individuals take the courses that will benefit the most while transferring to Ashland.

Mansfield Campus-

Mansfield campus at Ashland University offers courses in College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Mansfield Campus is an award-winning college, state-of-the art Simulation Center, providing irreplaceable first-hand experiences to nursing students. Reputed nursing programs ranging from Traditional BSN to online DNP programs are fit for any career objective in nursing field. The campus is committed to provide advancing interdisciplinary health education and the essential skills needed to meet the needs of a rapidly changing environment globally. They offer undergraduate and graduate degrees for nursing and health sciences education to prepare students for a wide range of career objectives.


Archer Library at Ashland University is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. Archer Library is the tallest building on campus, located at the west end of College Avenue.  The library is located at the main campus, it offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at Ashland University. The library has a vast collection of books, e-journals and e-books etc. University library is focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings to everyone’s research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs.

Housing services

On-campus- Ashland University’s Residence Life office offers residential communities, where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. There are 9 residence halls and apartments on the Ashland University campus Each of Ashland’s University’s residential halls offers support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The residence halls are- Amstutz Hall, Kem Hall, Clayton Hall, Andrews Hall, USA Hall, Myers Hall, Clark Hall, Jacobs Hall and Kilhefner Hall. The university’s residence halls are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in university’s residence halls are-

  •  Fully furnished rooms
  •  Large lounges with kitchens
  •  All-inclusive utilities
  •  Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  •  Free laundry facilities


The Ashland University assists students in finding off-campus housing near university’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby university.

Medical services

 Ashland University’s Student Health Centre at each campus provides medical services to students. The Health Services Center encourages students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics and gynecologist to make life easier at Ashland University. For scheduling online appointments or for telephonic health service students can call at 419.289.5200.

Student’s clubs

Ashland University’s offers more than 130 students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs at Ashland University are-

  •  American Sign Language Club
  •  2nd Amendment Club 
  •  Anime Club
  •  Art Club
  •  Ashland Chess Club
  •  Astronomy Club
  •  AU Tabletop Gaming Club
  •  Co-Ed Club Golf
  •  Co-Ed Club International Badminton

These clubs listed above are available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at Ashland University.

University location

Ashland Main Campus- 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805

Ashland Downtown Education Center- 26 W. Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Cleveland Center- 6500 Rockside Road
Suite 130
Independence, Ohio 44131

Columbus Center- 1900 E. Dublin
Granville Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Elyria Center- Suite 105 University Ctr
1005 N Abbe Rd
Elyria, OH 44035

 Mansfield Campus- 1020 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

Ashland University offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  •  Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Forensic Biology
  • forensic Chemistry
  • General studies
  • History
  • Marketing
  • MBA
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Toxicology

Student Support-

 The Office of International Services at Ashland University provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  •  immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  •  serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  •  provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

International Student Contact-

Office address- Ashland University
International Admissions
Gill Welcome Center
401 College Ave.
Ashland, Ohio, USA 44805

Office: 419.289.5052

Fax: 419.289.5999

Email: [email protected]

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at Ashland University put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Ashland University has over 130+ student organizations, so there is something for each student.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at Ashland University is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need.

Food & Drink-

Ashland University has a variety of food options. University’s open dining plan gives students access to food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. Students can opt for anything they want at a diverse variety of restaurants and cafes available on-campus.

short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the Ashland University to have fun like-

  •  Brookside Park
  •  Gleaner
  •  Honey- Haven Farm
  •  Gilliom Cherp Nature Park
  •  Audubon Wetlands Preserve
  •  Grandpa’s Cheesebarn
  •  Masterminds Escape Room and Game Library
  •  Fin Feather Fur Outfitters
  •  Linder's Sports Bar & Grill

 and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

Ashland University keeps safety at priority. University’s Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings The Ashland University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Famous courses

The famous courses at Ashland University are-

  •  Social Sciences
  •  Business
  •  Management
  •  Marketing
  •  Engineering
  •  Computer and Information Sciences
  •  Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  •  Communication
  •  Philosophy
  •  Accounting

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  •  Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  •  Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores


Fall admissions- July 1st 

Spring admissions- November 15th                                  

Summer admissions- March 15th 

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Ashland University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Ashland University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: USD 20,330

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Ashland University Deadlines

Undergraduate: Fall-July 1, Spring-November 15, Summer-March 15

Graduate: Fall-July 15, Spring-November 30, Summer-March 15

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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