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Ashland University

Ashland, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%
Acceptance Rate74%

Ashland University Admissions

Ashland University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 74% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,552 applications received in 2023, 2,641 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Ashland University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Ashland University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Ashland University's admissions stats.

Ashland University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 13%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 92%
Waitlist No

Ashland University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Ashland University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Ashland University?

Ashland University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Ashland University Admissions

Transferring to Ashland University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Ashland University

Ashland University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Ashland University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Ashland University

Wondering what factors are considered by Ashland University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Ashland University for more information on admission factors.

Ashland University Application Requirements

To apply to Ashland University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Ashland University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements minimum 18 ACT or 860 SAT
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ashland University?

Students admitted to Ashland University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Ashland University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 13% of Ashland University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Ashland University?

To be competitive with other Ashland University applicants, you should strive to earn between 500 and 610 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Ashland University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 610 and 25% of scored lower than 500, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

To be most competitive at Ashland University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ashland University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ashland University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Ashland University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Ashland University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Ashland University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Ashland University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ashland University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ashland University.

Does Ashland University accept transfer credits?

✅ Ashland University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ashland University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Ashland University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Ashland University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ashland University?

✅ Ashland University is not test optional.

What is Ashland University's acceptance rate?

✅ Ashland University's acceptance rate is 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ashland University?

❌ Ashland University does not offer early decision.

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Ashland University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Ashland University? Ashland University is a somewhat selective institution. The Ashland University acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.


Ashland University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Ashland University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

500 - 610


Math SAT Range

500 - 598


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Ashland University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Ashland University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

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