Ashland University Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
  • Ashland (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,342
67% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
kity - 9/16/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I absolutely HATE this school. They HATE people of collar and question their knoweledge, so I had to take EACH TEST TWICE to prove that I know the staff. Only 1st time was counted toward the grade. Professor is very UNPROFESSIONAL they have no problem to tell student ""I do not think that you should be the nurse" even so I did NOT ask for their opinion. My clinical instructor was abusing me, she yelled at me because I was not able to respond, so when she was in bad mood we all was scared. I cry to many times due to abuse, but no one cared. I had to leave school in last semester, because my clinical instructor was trying to fail me, she was not letting me to practice any of my skills."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Julie Young - 4/24/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"The professors at the college offer little to no help in writing your capstone project. You will spend thousands of dollars retaking a one credit hour class because none of the professors actually know how the process works. It is painful to go through classes only to watching YouTube videos (20-30 per week) to learn how to become FNP's. There are no powerpoint, lectures or EFFORT in any of the courses. Each student receives a different answer from professors and things are explained last minute. There has been so many weeks in the three years that I have been in the program where something has not been posted properly or done correctly the first time."
2.8 out of 5 stars
ALLISON A. - 7/27/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"I received a very good education here. I do feel as though the cost is over priced and students should not have to pay so much for a good education and the organization when it came to clinicals was bad at times. But overall the school gave me a guaranteed BSN in just 4 years and had small class sizes which made learning much easier and plenty of hands on opportunities in their state of the art simulation labs."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2008
"It was a great choice for me, it was very friendly and the campus was easy to navigate. It was also within a nice trip to go home on weekends. The professors cared and did all they could to see you succeed."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2010
"Loved the small classes and most professors genuinely care about their students. The campus is small and beautiful no matter the season."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010
"Ashland university is a great college because the professors really care and take time to get to know you."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012
"The college has a very small town and personal feel to it. Classes are small, so the professor knows who you are and it creates a level of accountability you can't get anywhere else."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/4/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012
"The college has a very small town and personal feel to it. Classes are small, so the professor knows who you are and it creates a level of accountability you can't get anywhere else."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Ciara Murdock - 8/31/2014
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"If you are looking to study Early Childhood Education, then Ashland University is worth looking into! The education program is amazing. Ashland is a private institution, so class sizes are small and individualized. This was one of my favorite parts about studying at AU. Another reason I choose to study at Ashland, is because of the amount of time I was able to spend within the field. Starting your freshman year, you get to experience what it is like in the field. After your freshman year, you begin student teaching for 13 weeks every year in either the fall or spring semester. Not many other schools offer over 600 hours of teaching experience in regular and inclusive classrooms at partner schools in the area, opportunities to expand your marketability by adding a grades 4-5 endorsement, Spanish minor or dual licensure with early childhood intervention, Learning the best practices in teaching, assessment and classroom management that will make you highly qualified and accountable for your students’ learning, Unique experiences that make you stand out: meeting professional children’s authors and illustrators, student teaching in the Southern United States or in 17 different countries, working with faculty on research projects and professional presentations, Learning the latest technologies, such as SMART Boards, and how to use them in primary classrooms. Ashland produces some of the most qualified teachers in the area, and I have more than enjoyed my time at AU. My professors and advisors are top knotch and really know how to prepare for your first teaching job. They work closely with carrerr services department to find students teaching positions after graduating. I feel really prepared for once I graduate, and I honestly feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to attend a school that produces such quality teachers."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Ann - 8/1/2014
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2014
"College has definitely been a defining part of my life full of self-discovery and growth. Ashland has great academic programs that provide students with hands on experience. Almost all the professors genuinely care about you and your education which means that you as the student get individual attention. In the College of Business, there are particularly good study abroad opportunities. There are semester exchange programs as well as a summer program in Taiwan that are designed specifically for business majors. Another great aspect of Ashland is that it is a small university with friendly people and very active organizations. Our Campus Activity Board (CAB) is award winning, and we have a growing Greek Life community in addition to several other organizations. There is always something going on (not necessarily something huge and exciting but something), and you can make great friends. The only problem that I encountered at Ashland was in Founders (the administrative building). I found that the administration was not always very open in their communication with the students which resulted in us getting blind-sided by decisions that directly effected us. While my friends and I understand that many of those decisions had to be made, we just would have liked the chance to have input or at least a heads up. Additionally, several of my friends repeatedly had issues with the business office/financial aid at the beginning of the semester. Ultimately, I had a good experience at Ashland, received a fine education, and made life long friends, but Ashland was not without its headaches. I know that they are trying to improve and Student Senate is always trying to get the administration to be more communicative with students, but I don't know when/if improvements will be seen. All I can really say is that Ashland University is a great place to go to college, but be aware of the problems and weigh that in your mind before making a decision."
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