Ashland University is a mid-sized regional teaching university, historically related to the Brethren Church. Our mission is to serve the educational needs of all students -- undergraduate and graduate, traditional and non-traditional, full and part-time -- by providing educational programs of high quality in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.
These educational programs emphasize both the importance of the liberal arts and sciences and the need to provide initial and advanced preparation in selected professional areas -- including business, education, and theology -- which enables our students to lead meaningful and productive lives in the world community.
The educational and social environment is built upon a long-standing commitment to Judeo-Christian values and a tradition that stresses the importance of each individual. In this environment, the members of the Ashland University community continually seek ways to challenge and support each other to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, culturally and physically.
Selecting the right university is the first step in opening the door to your future. Making the right choice may perhaps be the most critical decision you will make at this point in your life. Take it seriously, weigh the pros and cons, gather the facts and then decide.
As you begin this process, I would like to introduce Ashland University to you as a university of choice. Ashland offers not only solid academic programs in a challenging environment, but also a place of warmth, friendship and community. Built upon a 128-year history, Ashland exhibits a strong commitment to Judeo-Christian tradition where students are valued for who they are and what they hope to become. Here at Ashland, you will find a strong emphasis on learning as well as becoming.
The faculty members of Ashland University are men and women who are committed to excellence in teaching and to the pursuit of scholarship. They take seriously the responsibility to teaching and learning, but equally important they model what they teach as mentors. They help create an environment that is truly both supportive and challenging.
You will also discover that our theme of "Accent on the Individual" is not merely a phrase, but a description of what Ashland is all about. We strive to help students succeed and grow in every way on this campus -- intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically. The faculty, as well as the students, take seriously the responsibility that each must invest in their own education in order to take advantage of the opportunities that are here, both in and outside the classroom.
Ashland University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and most of the majors combine liberal arts study with hands-on, real-world experience.
Ashland University's 120-acre campus is exceptionally attractive and well-maintained and is enhanced by the addition of a four new buildings. The 60,000-square-foot Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics building provides an innovative, world-class environment for business leaders of tomorrow. The Arthur and Maxine Rybolt Sport Sciences Center and the Recreation Center comprise 102,000 square feet with an astonishing opportunity for sport and fitness. The addition to the Kettering Science Center offers students a wonderful opportunity with new labs and classrooms. Finally the Dwight Schar College of Education with 52,000 square feet of space brings a state-of-the-art facility to one of our largest programs.
Campus life provides an array of opportunities ranging from 20 varsity sports to music, theatrical productions, a nationally recognized campus newspaper, and a large variety of student organizations. You will find Ashland to be a most inviting place to learn, to grow and to prepare for your future. Ashland’s heritage and tradition offer a place of real distinction and a place where the students come first.
As you surf this website, you will discover some of the principal features of Ashland University. But taking the time to visit the campus will showcase just how unique we really are. Come see for yourself and make Ashland your university of choice.