Ashland, OH
Ashland University


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Samantha
What are the most popular student activities/groups?

GREEK LIFE. There are four fraternities and four sororities on campus. I personally never thought I would join a sorority and...

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

GREEK LIFE. There are four fraternities and four sororities on campus. I personally never thought I would join a sorority and I didn't go through rush my first semester. But one of my really good friends did, and convinced me to go through informal recruitment and I'm so glad I did. You meet a ridiculous amount of people. Athletics are also pretty popular on campus. Something like 70% of the total students are involved in a varsity sport. We also have club and intramural sports (I play on the women's club fastpitch softball team).

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

I would tell myself to allow myself to try new things. Just because it was not normal in high school, there is more out there...

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

I would tell myself to allow myself to try new things. Just because it was not normal in high school, there is more out there than what you knew in high school. Take risks and become involved in things that you did not do in high school. Study abroad! Travel and push yourself outside of your comfort zone! It goes by too fast to say that you can do it later!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Because the school is very small, there is not much to do outside of campus. It is placed in a small town, so many leave the city to shop and other things.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Ashland University has a great education program and professors are willing to do almost anything to help you succeed. As an education major, you are in a field experience your freshman and sophomore years, where at other universities, you do not participate in that until junior or senior year. AU is known for their education, business, and nursing programs. They do a great job of preparing their students for the future. As a bonus, Ashland University's dinning hall has been award winning for many years! The food is amazing!

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

I would tell myself not to worry because everyone is in the same boat as you. I was very worried about what it would be like...

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

I would tell myself not to worry because everyone is in the same boat as you. I was very worried about what it would be like to live in a dorm, or how it would be making friends. The stress I had over these things was not even worth my time because everyone I met on move in day were in the same boat. Every incoming freshman had to make new friends and live in a dorm, so it was a lot easier than I thought to make friends. Just be yourself too, don't try to fit in with people who don't have your same morals. Be the leader, not the follower.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

For me, the worst part of Ashland University would be the fact that students are unable to live off campus. I find this the biggest flaw in my school because I think college is the time in your life when you should figure out how to do important things such as paying the electric and water bills each month, as well as learning to cook. Because Ashland doesn't allow its students to live off campus I feel some students may lack this basic knowledge when they graduate.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A student who wants a small, conservative school would be the best candidate, as most classes have around twenty students. Students who want one on one attention from their professors would also be great candidates. Friendly students help to make Ashland a great school for me, and it is very easy to meet new people everyday. Since Ashland is a small school it is easy to know a lot of students that go there.

Carol
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were dedicated, driven, and hard-working.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were dedicated, driven, and hard-working.

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

I think I would tell myself to believe in myself. I would tell myself I had what it takes to make it. Perservere and work hard and you can attain anything you want. Don't let doubt or fear get in the way of your dreams. Work smarter, not harder. Dont let anything or anyone stand in the way of your dreams.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

In reflecting on my time at Ashland, I think the most challenging thing for me was time and accessiblity. I was fortunate they had a satelite campus not too far fro where I was living at the time. I would have like to seen their main campus and had the opportunity to take classes there. Likewsie, I had a lot of adjunct professors, this was a challenge because often they did not have office hours or have a lot of face-to-face accessiblity to their students.

cory
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ashland university is a college that has helped all students learn the trade that they want to achieve and the professors are...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ashland university is a college that has helped all students learn the trade that they want to achieve and the professors are focused on assisting the students with all the help that they need to recieve their degree. While attending the university the professors took persoanl interest in making sure I comprehend each topic in order to be successful in the future. Another thing thatI I like about this college is that it gives me the opportunity to express myself in a positive manner. Lastly, this university that helped me was it taught me how to focus on my studies.

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

One thing that i would have told myeslf in high school is that i need to focus more on my education and start focusing on the career path that i am interested in taking. Another thing that i would have told myself while in high school would have been that i need to stop goofing off in class and focus more on my assignments that need to be completed and study for the tests and exams that are coming up in the future.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

One thing that i wish that i had known before coming to this school was how to use my time wisely and how to use calendar exercises effectively. Another thing i wish i had known was how to take notes on all the lectures and how to effectively study for tests. One final thing i wish i had known, was how to stop procrasinating while I have assignments that needed to be completed. Also the other thing that i wish that i had known was how to use microsoft word which I had to use to type all my assignments.

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

If I could go back in time to when I was a senior in high school and give myself advice about college life and making the tra...

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

If I could go back in time to when I was a senior in high school and give myself advice about college life and making the transition is that do not think college is stereotypical. I went to my senior year and the summer before college thinking that college would be like the movies; There would be parties every night, you would get a horrible roommate, people would be having sex all the time, and I would hate it there. With all these thoughts running through my head I was terrified to leave for school. I built college to be one big party, and I am not the parting type. The time came to leave and go to Ashland, the first couple of weeks, I kept to myself, went to class and came back to my room and shut my door. This got very lonely and boring. I finally started to get out and make friends. I wish I would have made friends earlier and not sheltered myself from everything because I was scared of all the stereotypes. None of these stereotypes were true; it took a couple of weeks but I love school now.

What's unique about your campus?

There are many great things at Ashland University; the best thing by far is the opportunities the Nursing program has to offer. Ashland University has just built a state of the art nursing facility off campus in Mansfield; the nursing campus as the best patient stimulators, and equipment. Also, while attending Ashland, I have the opportunity to preform my clinicals in the some of the best hospitals around. All the things that the Ashland University nursing program has to offer is the best thing the university has to offer.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

When I decided to go to Ashland University there are many things I wish I knew before starting classes. During all my orientations I heard that you need to study about forty hours a week. In high school I had to study, but not nearly that much,I thought if I just studied like I did in high school I would get the same good grades. When I took my first anatomy test I found out that was not the case. I would have to apply myself and spend most of my down studying to get the grades.

Ashliegh
What is your overall opinion of this school?

One of my favorite things about Ashland University is that the faculty and professors truly care about your well-being and fu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

One of my favorite things about Ashland University is that the faculty and professors truly care about your well-being and future. They will help give you the resources you need to succeed. All of the class sizes are 15-20 people, which allows for a truly unique experience for each student as the professors put an "accent on the individual." The school is fairly small, with roughly 2500 undergrads. On campus, you have the opportunity to get involved in over 100 student organizations which range from community service groups, academic honoraries, Greek Life, intramural teams, and a variety of other activities. We also have one of hte best school cafeteria's in the nation.

What's the Greek scene like?

Greek Life makes up about 25% of the student population at Ashland University and it is definitely no the stereotypical Greek Life that you would see in movies or on TV. There are three fraternities - Phi Kappa Psi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Phi Delta Theta, as well as four sororities - Alpha Phi, Delta Zeta, Phi Mu, and Alpha Delta Pi. Each of the Greek organizations focuses on their chapters philanthropies, sisterhood/brotherhood, scholarship, and leadership. Many of the student organizations outside of the Greek system are lead by Greeks. There are strict hazing rules and the Greeks support a friendly and positive environment that has no room for hazing.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Many students on campus are involved in more than one activity. A variety of my friends participate in the rugby team, quiddich team (you hear me right!), Greek Life, Campus Activities Board, Tech Crew, Orientation Team, academic honoraries, and various other activities. On campus, I am involved in Alpha Phi Sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honorary, TV-2, 88.9 WRDL, The Collegian Newspaper, and Habitat For Humanity. I met most of my closest friends through Greek Life. Greek Life on AU's campus is unlike any other campus. The Greek's aren't your stereotypical partying, drinking, class-skipping students. The Greek Life men and women value scholarship, philanthropy, and brotherhood/sisterhood highly. About 20% of campus is Greek.

Describe the students at your school.

Many students are involved in AU's religious life. There are many different services throughout the week that students can attend and there are also religious life retreats and service projects for students to get involved in. Because the Ashbrook Program (political science and history majors) is such a huge academic program at AU, many students are politically aware and active and you will often overhear political discussions between students. In the dining hall, there are definitely clique tables. One one sided of the cafeteria is where you will find your student athletes. In the center is usually the theater and religious life students, near the back is where you will find the Greek Life students, and on the other side is the "free-for-all."

What are the academics like at your school?

Every professor truly believes in the success and achievement of every student at Ashland University. Students typically enjoy participating in classes. As a Journalism and Digital Media major at AU, I have been able to gain valuable hands on experience for my future career as each of the classes focuses on your writing, editing, scripting, and camera techniques. Ashland is a liberal arts school and has a core curriculum of 54 credit hours that consist of humanities, sciences, social science, aesthetics, history, and English courses.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

One of my favorite things about Ashland University is the diversity in its students, however we all have one thing in common, we are all generally nice people. Ashland, Ohio is known to be the "world headquarters of nice people." Legit? I think so. At Ashland University we have everything from your sorority women and fraternity men to your football, baseball, and track stars, to the valedictorian of your high school class. AU also has a large population of international students which allows for AU students to gain a global perspective.

Alexandra
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Ashland's mission statement is "Accent on the Individual," meaning that they stress the importance of each student. Whether i...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Ashland's mission statement is "Accent on the Individual," meaning that they stress the importance of each student. Whether it is the small classes or dedicated teachers, each student is given the opportunity to feel important and needed on campus. It isn't hard for one to establish him/herself at this school because there are so many opportunities to both get involved and express themselves.

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

Although I established strong academic and personal skills before starting my undergraduate education, I probably would have pushed myself to build stronger time management skills. As a full-time college student, the pressure and work-load expected from a private university such as Ashland, or any university for that matter, can be an unexpected shock to a first-time college student. If I had learned the time management skills that I know now in high school, I would have been even more prepared throughout my first year of undergraduate studies, taking less stress off of me and those around me. These time-management skills would have also helped me to live healthier by taking the stress out of my life, giving me more time for a proper sleep schedule, exercise, and a healthy diet. Of all the lessons one can learn before entering college, time management must be the most important.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The only frustrating thing about the school is the inability to live off campus. Ashland is a residential school for all four years. However, the on-campus living requirement is designed to build community among the students and create a strong, united student body. While some may feel that this policy is restrictive, it is actually designed to assist students in establishing a strong network with other students and faculty members.

Jessica
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The advice I would give to prospective Ashland students is find an organization on campus you want to be a part of. Clubs an...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The advice I would give to prospective Ashland students is find an organization on campus you want to be a part of. Clubs and groups are a good place to meet people. You can make lifelong friends if you find people you have things in common with.

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

If I could go back in time and give myself advice about making the transition to college I would tell myself to get involved. When I first got to college, I was lonely. I missed my close-knit group of friends back home. I started to feel at home when I became involved in the religious life organizations at my school. Becoming involved in on campus organizations at school can greatly impact your college experience. It will help you find a group of people who have similar interests and values to you. These are the people you will be able to create lifelong friendships with. They will be able to hold you accountable to your schoolwork, help you make important decisions, and help you through difficult times in your life.Overall, I believe the most important college advice I could give to myself would be get involved in something that is important to you. It can make the transition to college significantly easier.

What's unique about your campus?

The best part of Ashland University is the education department. Ashland has one of the best education programs in the state. There are many oppurtunites for students. Students get many diverse experiences that will be able to apply to their own classrooms. There are many opportuinties to student teach in unique places. Finally, schools are more likely to hire teachers with an Ashland University.

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