Asbury University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Kentucky


Founded in 1890, Asbury University is a private Christian university located in Wilmore, Kentucky, about 20 minutes southwest of Lexington. The university takes its Christian identity seriously, and the school's Cornerstone Project emphasizes "scripture, holiness, stewardship and mission." Asbury students come from 44 states and 14 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 49 majors with professional fields such as business, education and communications being among the most popular. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Asbury Eagles compete in NAIA Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for most sports. The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, History, Media Communication, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1550
Total Grad Students: 69
Undergraduate Students: 1481
Faculty: 80

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1

Percent Male: 38%
Percent Female: 62%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1 Macklem Dr
Wilmore Kentucky 40390


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Main Phone: 859-858-3511

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
For transfer students, admission in good standing requires a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in 30 or more semester hours from an accredited college or university. Students who fall below one or more of these specific criteria can still be admitted on a conditional basis and are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses must have grades of C- or above to transfer. Courses which are graded under a pass-fail system are not accepted for transfer without official validation that the minimum passing grade is C-.

Credits (Min/Max):
A max of 60 semester hours may be taken from all sources. An additional 15 semester hours may transfer from an accredited 4 year institution for a max total of 75. Student must complete at least 49 semester hours at AU.

Test Scores for Applying:
Applicants with fewer than 30 semester hours of college credit should also submit a high school academic transcript indicating a SAT combined score of at least 1020 or an ACT composite score of at least 22.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A signed and completed Christian Character Recommendation Form is strongly recommended.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 27
English 21 28
Math 19 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 630
Math 470 600

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 63%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -63%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 815

Other Expenses: 2465

Room and Board: 5634

Tuition and Fees: 24229

Total Cost: 33143

Note on Costs:
Annual tuition and fees ($24,229) and room and board ($5,634) are estimated to total approximately $29,863.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
In any given year, more than 90% of incoming students receive institutional financial aid of some kind. Transfer students meet necessary academic requirements are eligible for an academic scholarship.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8869

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 64%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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