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Asbury University Overview

Asbury University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Wilmore, Kentucky. Wilmore is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Asbury University Known For?

318 Undergraduate Awards
$30,557 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Asbury.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 52% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Asbury to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Asbury University Rankings

Out of the 35 colleges in Kentucky, Asbury is ranked at #7.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Asbury.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Instructional Media Design Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Sacred Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Communication & Media Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Asbury University?

Location of Asbury University

Contact details for Asbury are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, KY 40390-1198
Phone: 859-858-3511
Website: www.asbury.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AsburyUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsburyUniv

How Do I Get Into Asbury?

You can apply to Asbury online at: www.asbury.edu/application

Admission Requirements for Asbury

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Asbury?

70% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 70%, Asbury may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Asbury submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 660. Math scores were between 470 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Asbury University  ( 510 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Asbury University  ( 470 to 620 )
200
800
Asbury received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 30. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Asbury University  ( 21 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Asbury University  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Asbury University  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Asbury University?

$30,557 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
6.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Asbury is $30,557. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Asbury, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,192 a year. That adds up to $28,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Asbury is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Asbury University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,363 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,724 undergraduate students at Asbury, with 1,363 being full-time and 361 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Asbury

There are also 216 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,363 full-time undergraduates at Asbury, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Asbury

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Asbury University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Asbury Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 56
Hispanic or Latino 53
White 1,099
International Students 82
Other Races/Ethnicities 52

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at Asbury University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 35 countries are represented at Asbury. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Canada, and Malaysia.

Online Learning at Asbury University

683 Took All Classes Online
824 Took At Least One Class Online
17.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Asbury. In 2017-2018, 824 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Asbury has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 36th most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Asbury

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Asbury University was 17.1%. This is the #997 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Asbury regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Asbury majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 63%
Business, Management & Marketing 28%
Drama & Theater Arts 44%
Education 9%
Instructional Media Design 71%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 75%
Liberal Arts General Studies 75%
Special Education 22%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 56%
Theology & Religious Vocations 3%
Visual & Performing Arts 33%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Asbury ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Asbury.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Drama & Theater Arts #3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #3
Teaching English or French #19
Visual & Performing Arts #31
Communication & Media Studies #34
Instructional Media Design #43
Communication & Journalism #51
Theological & Ministerial Studies #53
Special Education #56
General Business/Commerce #59
Teacher Education Subject Specific #63
Theology & Religious Vocations #80
Educational Administration #89
Teacher Education Grade Specific #94
Criminal Justice & Corrections #132
Liberal Arts General Studies #134
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #134
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #146
Education #241
Business Administration & Management #288
Business, Management & Marketing #365

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Asbury University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 24 17 41
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 39 0 39
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 27 1 28
Social Work 0 11 12 23
General Business/Commerce 0 18 0 18
Educational Administration 0 0 18 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 7 9 16
Animal Services 0 15 0 15
Instructional Media Design 0 14 0 14
General English Literature 0 14 0 14
General Psychology 0 14 0 14
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 12 12
Accounting 0 11 0 11
Communication & Media Studies 0 9 1 10
Special Education 0 6 3 9
Sacred Music 0 9 0 9
Drama & Theater Arts 0 8 1 9
Missionary Studies 0 8 0 8
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 8 0 8
Teaching English or French 0 0 7 7
Romance Languages 0 7 0 7
History 0 7 0 7
Health & Physical Education 0 7 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 0 6 0 6
Marketing 0 5 0 5
General Biology 0 4 0 4
Writing Studies 0 4 0 4
Classical Languages & Literature 0 4 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 0 0 4
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 4 0 4
Biblical Studies 0 4 0 4
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 4 0 4
Journalism 0 3 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 3 0 3
Mathematics 0 2 0 2
Music 0 2 0 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 1 0 1
General Engineering 0 1 0 1
General Social Sciences 0 1 0 1
Sociology 0 1 0 1
Religious Education 0 1 0 1
Design & Applied Arts 0 1 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Computational Science 0 0 0 0
Outdoor Education 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 314 81 399

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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