About Asbury University

Founded in 1890, Asbury University. is a Private college. Located in Kentucky, which is a city setting in Kentucky, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,640 full time undergraduate students, and 214 full time graduate students.

The Asbury University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 95 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Asbury University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1000-1240
ACT Range21-28

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,18% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

85% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 58% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Asbury University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
40%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
44%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
90%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
10%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
80%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
40%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
44%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
90%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
10%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
80%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
50%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Asbury University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    59 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    33 Students rated off-campus housing 2.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    60 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    61 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    61 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    61 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    61 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    61 Students rated academics 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Asbury University?

16 Students rated Asbury University

Lauren - 06/08/2021

Where do I even begin with this review? Asbury on the outside looks like an amazing school. If you take a campus tour, you will be completely convinced and persuaded to attend. However, I advise that you take a step back and rethink other options before attending this school. There are no words to describe how bad and overpriced the on campus housing is. Glide-Crawford is falling apart. Paint is peeling off the walls, there are holes in the walls, the windows are dirty and dusty. The mattresses are very old with urine, period blood, and other mysterious stains. The community kitchen, aka the commons, has a weird smell and always dirty because the girls don't know how to clean up after themselves. The shower curtains have mold on them and there is mold in the corners of the showers. As well as, the occasional sewer bugs. You have to pay extra to live in a single dorm, and you don't even get a closet if you live in a single. The rooms are already tiny, but the single is extremely small but costs more than a double. I\'m also very disappointed that Asbury did NOTHING for the 2020 graduates during the COVID-19 pandemic. They had an online graduation, but that was it. The school did absolutely NOTHING else for these students who spent well over $120,000 for their degree and spending 4 years at this school. Smh. Even the University of Kentucky had an in person ceremony for their 2020 graduates. Also, the classroom buildings are old and falling apart. The desks are old and the classrooms feel like a high school. The professors don\'t know how to use the technology, especially if they want to use a powerpoint. Chapel is mandatory for 3x a week, which is fine. However, the songs are repetitive, and boring and the chapel speakers are a hit or miss. The only nice thing about Asbury are the professors and the financial staff, which is really sad. Don\'t get me started on the caf food. 2020-2021 food was horrible and such a waste of Styrofoam and money in general. They upped the meal plan cost, yet their lettuce was always brown, always served fries, fried chicken, burgers, and pizza. The healthy choice options sucked, and looked like someone either threw up or regurgitated the food. Overall, the school is overpriced and overrated. They only care about students who\'s parents have lots of money or have connections. You\'re honestly better off at a state school, and it\'s cheaper!

Samantha

In my opinion they do not actually operate as a christian university. Christianity is about helping and forgiving. Not condemning. However, here if you are struggling with a problem it almost feel as if there is no one to actually help because you're afraid of being suspended or expelled. The mold caused me to become horridly sick which affected my grades. There is next to no affordable stores within walking distance. they have a locally owned grocery store that in my opinion is over priced. While i felt safe walking alone in the dark, i would not suggest walking around during the winter in the dark because they do not properly clear leaves and salt for ice. I fell down a set of cement stairs and nobody ever came to ask me what the problem was. There were icy leaves all over the stairs which could have helped me if they had been cleared.

Deionta

I love Asbury University. Great staff and peers. This is an awesome school to attend. You will not regret your decision to be apart of a family away from home. This is a big decision in your life so choosing wisely is a must. They stand on the their morals and standards as a whole. College should be taken seriously and Asbury as put an imprint on myself and my family heart. I will recommend Asbury to anyone. They believe God first and then education!!!!

Allison

I love Asbury. I could not have gone anywhere else. Asbury has a variety of people and trips to attend. The largest class I’ve been in is around 40 students and that was a Gen-Ed. I’ve had a class of five people for multiple classes. As you get into your major your class size gets really small.

Asbury University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Asbury University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Asbury University is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would advise that I connect more with other classmates and study together. I relied too much on my own to complete assignments or take tests. I think learning from others and working together is a necessary component to education.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Asbury College is that I am an Education Major and it is considered to be the top college in the state with regard to students who obtain teaching jobs after graduation. Graduates in Education from Asbury College are heavily sought which makes my future look bright.

    Read all  15 answers
  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Asbury College is a school in wilmore ky that tries to portray a christian academic environment, but really suggests a place where hoverparents can send their child who has no maturity, no willpower, and no means of disconnecting themselves from their overly-controlling parents.

    Read all  12 answers
  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Almost all of my peers are conservative, white, christian "do-good'ers" who have high standards for friends, who are offended by the media, and who look down on those who are not like them.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I feel like someone who is into the party scene should not attend Asbury. Asbury is a school based on a Free Methodist background so the school is very stron in its beliefs and set of rules and values. You do not have to be Methodist to feel welcome at Asbury though, I'm not and I feel great about being here.

    Read all  10 answers
  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Asbury is known academically media com department and Education department. Our school sends 40+ people to work for the Olympics every two years, and our teachers are nationally ranked. However, Asbury is known for its religious standing, its conservative style and its strict rules.

    Read all  9 answers
  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Asbury College is a great school for persons who want to attend a faith based institution. Chapel is required 3 times per week and is very focused on Christ centered gatherings, ballgames and functions.

    Read all  9 answers
  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I like to express to others how at home i feel here. All the students, staff, and alumni are friendly and welcoming. I know that I always have someone to talk to when needed. The professors are very good about their office hours and being available. Most professors even give you their home phone numbers. It feels as if everyone is one big family. The school is just perfect in size.

    Read all  9 answers
  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This is a school that is dedicated to christian values. It has a strong foundation in community and and helping everyone around the world. The school is supportive to everyone who attends and will allow you to recieve the best education and have the best resources.

    Read all  8 answers
  11. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The only thing I would consider inconveint about Asbury, is the reqirement to attend chapel three times a week. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we are to attend chapel from 10- 10:50. The whole campus attends this and is required to sit in assigned seating. There are "chapel checkers" who spend the time checking to see if you are there that day or not. If your absent, sleeping, eating, etc you get marked absent. The only good part is we recieve .25 credit each semester for attending.

    Read all  8 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There are some rules that I don't agree with like our curfew and the no dancing rule. There are also some people on campus who seem to think that they are better than other people just what group they belong to and that bothers me.

    Read all  8 answers
  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The quality of community at the college, is low, but the academics are high. I wish I'd know before I attended any school that the school I'm at now has great support for students with learning disabilities.

    Read all  3 answers

Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

1,640

Total Undergrad Enrollment

214

Total Grad Students

44%

Out-Of-State

51%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

37

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

69%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
82%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Asbury University receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 59% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,630

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,240

Books and Supplies

$6,748

Room and Board

36,618

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$21,717
$30 - $48K
$22,350
$48 - $75K
$27,352
$75 - $110K
$29,416
$110K & UP
$32,681

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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