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Ashland University

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • 501 THE World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 351 per month
Student population Small (1,000 or less)
International students 2%
Institution type Private

About Ashland University

For more than 130 years, Ashland University has been home to individuals striving for academic, professional and spiritual growth. Focused on rigorous academic pursuits, students of Ashland develop critical thinking, leadership and professional skills. Rooted in faith and tradition with an unwavering commitment toward "Accent on the Individual," Ashland University offers students an environment that promotes values and respect for each person and their spirituality. The one-on-one relationships with faculty and students, challenging programs and collective sense of community are a few of the reasons students cite for coming to, and staying at, Ashland University.

At Ashland University, there are well over 70 options for majors for undergraduate students to choose from which include actuarial sciences, multi-age education, and digital media production. As for the student-faculty ratio at the institution, it is 16:1 and 49.7% of its classes have less than 20 students. Some of the more popular majors at Ashland University include Education, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services,Health Professions and Related Programs, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. 

From nationally recognized scholars programs and innovative learning labs to exceptional athletic programs, places of worship and award-winning dining facilities, Ashland University is designed to nurture all aspects of student development. A nationally ranked university with global impact, Ashland University has students calling Ashland "home" decades after graduation.

The highly personal Ashland experience instills in students the discipline, confidence, and values to not just succeed in the world, but to impact it in the most positive ways possible.

Campus information

Ashland University Department of Recreational Services operates in many different facilities around campus. It is important to our department to provide facility space that is easy accessible for everyone and create the best experience possible. Rec Services maintains areas across campus that have been designated for fun outdoor and indoor activities. The Department of Recreational Services operates the Rec Center, the intramural field, four sand volleyball courts and the Kilhefner basketball court.

Basketball Courts

  • Play basketball or volleyball on the gym courts

Multipurpose Activity Court (MAC)

  • Play soccer on the MAC
  • Ask for tennis, volleyball, or badminton nets to be set up on the MAC

Climbing Wall

  • 24-foot climbing wall
  • 12-foot bouldering wall

Fitness Center

  • 31 units of cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical, bicycles, Stairmill, rowers, arc-trainers and AMT machines
  • 13 selectorized weight training systems, a combination of 12 free weight stations and eight televisions with Broadcast Vision

Game Room

  • Two table tennis tables
  • Three billiards tables
  • One foosball table
  • Two HD televisions with Xbox, Wii

Messerly Natatorium (Pool, Hot tub, Diving Well, and Sauna)

  • 18-person hot tub
  • Seven-person sauna
  • Eight 25-yard swimming lanes
  • One- and three-meter diving boards


  • 1/9 of a mile
  • Stretching area
  • Free weights
  • Cardio machines

Racquetball Courts

  • Two racquetball courts
  • Ability to play wallyball

Sand Volleyball Courts

  • Two courts outside of the Rec Center

Intramural Field

  • Two soccer goals
  • Backstop

Golf Simulator

  • Right handed and left handed clubs available
  • 36 courses are available including Bay Harbor, Myrtle Beach Tour, Pebble Beach and Spyglass Golf Course
  • Play the back nine, front nine, all 18 or the driving range

The campus is situated on a beautiful 135-acre campus, Ashland University affords close proximity to the big city while maintaining an intimate campus experience in a small-town feel


First Year Housing Options


  • Co-ed, first year building
  • Lofts not permitted, moveable furniture in the room
  • Located close to Kem, Convo and the athletic complex
  • Amenities include: laundry and lounge area on every floor. Full kitchen and large lobby areas on the ground floor.
  • 2 elevators, 8 floors

Andrews- 3rd floor for Ashbrook Scholars

  • Co-ed, all class level building
  • Lofts not permitted, moveable furniture in the room
  • Located close to Amstutz, Convo and the Student Center
  • Amenitites include: air-conditioning, full kitchen, laundry and a large lounge area
  • No elevators

Clayton- 4th floor for students in the Honors Program

  • Co-ed, all class level building
  • Lofts are permitted, built-in furniture in the room
  • Located adjacent to Redwood.  Between Myers and the Seniors Apartments
  • Suite-style living
  • Amenities include: large study area and lobby on the first floor.  Lounge area, kitchen, laundry room and game area in the basement
  • 2 elevators, 9 floors


  • Co-ed, first year building
  • Lofts are not permitted, moveable furniture in the room
  • Located near Amstutz, Convo, the foot bridge connected to the Student Center and the athletic complex
  • Amenities include: laundry, kitchenette and lounge area on every floor. Large lobby areas on the ground floor
  • 2 elevators, 7 floors
Rent Room Pricings at Ashland University (2017-2018)
Room Types Fall Spring Total
Regular Double or Triple Room RM10,329   RM10,329   RM20,658  
Regular Single Room
RM11,128 RM22,256
Paid Double Room 
(a regular triple room with two residents)
RM11,817 RM11,817 RM23,634
Paid Single Room 
(a private, regular double room)
RM13,321 RM13,321 RM26,642
Clayton Suite Double Room RM10,578 RM10,578 RM21,156
Clayton Suite Paid Single RM13,569 RM13,569 RM27,138
Fraternity Double Room RM10,538 RM10,538 RM21,076
Fraternity Paid Single Room
(a private, regular double room)
RM13,529 RM13,529 RM27,058
Miller Apartments 
(located on College Avenue)
RM11,518 RM11,518 RM23,036
Senior Apartments RM12,150 RM12,150 RM24,300
College of Nursing Apartments 
(Mansfield Campus)
RM12,150 RM12,150 RM24,300


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 English Language 1 Health and Medicine 1 Mass Communication & Media 1 MBA 1 Sports Science 1


Reviews 2

"As a first year student things have been great. I have been able to balance my class work and stay active in a club sport as well as join a fraternity.As a freshman in college I was concerned about how I would fit in but my experience has been fantastic and the faculty and student life has exceede…
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"There is a real family feel to the college. Everyone is so nice and welcoming when you come for orientation weekend and especially after. People there are so willing to help you feel welcome and to succeed. The professors are always willing to help you and talk to you about the material. The campu…
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