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Asbury University

Wilmore, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About Asbury University

Asbury University Overview

Asbury University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Wilmore, KY. Asbury University was founded in 1890 and the school enrolls around 1,973 students a year, which includes 1,717 undergraduate students. Asbury University offers on-campus housing for up to 1,168 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 70% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Asbury University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Asbury University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Asbury University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Asbury University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Asbury University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Asbury University on the Student Life page.

2022 Asbury University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%
Tuition $32,578
Percent of Need Met 73.4%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $28,313

Is Asbury University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Asbury University offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Asbury University

Asbury University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 70% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,105 applications received in 2022, 777 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Asbury University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 85% of students who start at Asbury University return the next year. Around 69% of students who started at Asbury University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Asbury University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Asbury University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Asbury University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Asbury University's endowment was $47.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Asbury University spends about $5,377 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Asbury University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Asbury University meets 73.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Asbury University full-time are awarded $28,313 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $37,596 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Asbury University.

Based on this information, is Asbury University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Asbury University a good school for you?

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Where is Asbury University?

Asbury University is located in the small town setting of Wilmore, KY, less than an hour from Lexington.

If you want to see Asbury University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75/64 to Wilmore, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Blue Grass.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Asbury University and Wilmore are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 Macklem Drive Wilmore, KY 40390-1198

Campus Setting: Small Town

Asbury University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Asbury University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Asbury University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Asbury University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Asbury University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Asbury University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Asbury University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 620


Reading SAT Range

510 - 660

Asbury University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Asbury University is like? There are approximately 1,973 students enrolled at Asbury University, including 1,717 undergraduate students and 256 graduate students. 77% percent of students attend school full-time, 53% percent are from KY and 47% percent of students are from other states.


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