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Ashland College Admission Requirements

Ashland, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Ashland University


Acceptance Rate 
Admission Difficulty for Ashland University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Ashland College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Ashland College is 74%.  It ranks #36 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Ashland College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,641 out of 3,552 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent (SAT 1000/1208 ACT 19/24). Ashland University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.54. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Ashland College application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Ashland University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Ashland College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Ashland University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Ashland University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 598
SAT Composite 75th 1208
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ashland University?

Ashland University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Ashland College ranks #24 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ashland University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1208 and Above Good >84%
1104 to 1208 Avg + 74%-84%
1000 to 1104 Avg - 60%-74%
896 to 1000 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 896 Low <44%
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Ashland College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Ashland University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Ashland University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ashland College?

Admission data indicates that Ashland College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ashland University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ashland University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 74%-86%
19 to 21 Avg - 63%-74%
17 to 19 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 17 Low <50%
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Ashland College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Ashland University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Ashland College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ashland University was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Ashland College accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ashland University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.63% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.63% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.48% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.7% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.47% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.01% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.08% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Ashland University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,179 1,373 3,552
Accepted 1,648 993 2,641
Acceptance Rate 76% 72% 74%
Enrolled 261 176 437
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 18% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ashland University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ashland University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Ashland University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ashland University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=201104 IPEDS survey data for Ashland University.


Does Ashland University prefer SAT or ACT?

8% of students submit their SAT scores to Ashland College. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Ashland University?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Ashland College. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Ashland University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1208. 8% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Ashland University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.