Quick Facts – Asbury University
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  • 1 university, 5 schools (College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Science, Health & Mathematics, School of Communication Arts, Dayton School of Business, and School of Education)
  • 1,729 students from more than 20 different nations
  • 50+ majors
  • 3 chapels per week
  • 12 music ensembles
  • 16 intercollegiate athletic teams
  • 100+ student organizations
  • Average GPA of incoming students: 3.62
  • Average ACT score of incoming students: 24
  • Average SAT score of incoming students: 1094 (Critical Reading/Math)

50+ Majors and Degree Completion, Graduate, and H.S. Dual EnrollmentTop Majors (for 2016-17)

  • Media Communication
  • Business/ Business Administration
  • Equine Studies

(The full list of majors is on page 9 of the viewbook, or on the tabletop banner if you are using one.)


Application Deadline/Info

  • No application fee
  • No application deadline
  • We do encourage students to apply as early as possible for best financial aid and housing opportunities. (Fall of senior year is good, but earlier is possible.)
  • For admission to Asbury, we look at every student holistically, not simply at test scores and GPA.

40% of students receive academic scholarshipsFinancial Aid

  • 100% of all new undergraduates receive scholarships.
  • We offer academic scholarships based on high school performance.
  • We offer multicultural scholarships.
  • FAFSA can be filed beginning October 1, and is used to determine your federal aid. Students must file FAFSA in order to receive federal aid.

Denomination Affiliation

  • Non-denominational Christian liberal arts university.
  • Wesleyan-Holiness heritage.
  • We do not receive funding or have ties to any specific denomination or church group.
  • Students come from more than 30 denominational and church backgrounds, including United Methodist, Baptist, Free Methodist, Salvation Army, Independent/Community, Christian, and the Christian & Missionary Alliance.

The only school with Media students working as paid broadcasters at 12+ Olympic GamesTalking Points

  • Asbury is consistently highly ranked in our regional category by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We have a 13:1 student/faculty ratio.
  • 0% of classes are taught by Teaching Assistants (TAs).
  • 82% of Asbury’s full-time faculty hold a terminal degree in their field of study.
  • More than 85% of our students live on campus.
  • Asbury has 17 study abroad programs.
  • Asbury is the only CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges & Universities) school with a study abroad semester in Paris.
  • 100% of Asbury students participate in at least one cross-cultural trip.
  • 99% of all AU students are employed or pursuing advanced study within six months of graduation.

By major/area of interest:

MATH: Asbury math majors have a 100% acceptance rate into graduate school.

MEDIA COMM: Asbury students have the opportunity to work in paid broadcasting positions at Olympic Games. They were at Rio in summer 2016 and will be in Pyeong Chang in 2018.

MEDIA COMM PT 2: The television production studio in the Miller Center for Communication Arts building is the largest one in central Kentucky. It is larger than the studio for the LEX18 news station in Lexington.

ENGLISH: Asbury English majors score in the top 7% in the nation on the Major Field Exam.

PSYCHOLOGY: During the 2016-2017 academic year, psychology students earned excellent scores on the Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT). The senior class scored collectively in the 90th percentile.  


Location & surrounding area:

  • Located in Wilmore, Kentucky (near Lexington)
  • Main campus: 65 acres, walking campus
  • Total campus: 739 total acres, including an Equine Center with indoor riding arena and a Ropes Challenge Course along the Kentucky River Palisades
  • The bluegrass region of Kentucky is made up of rolling hills and river gorges, perfect for hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoor pursuits.
  • Lexington is a short drive away, offering cosmopolitan opportunities to our students, as well as internships and employment. (Best College Reviews ranked Lexington in the top 20 out of the 50 best college towns in America, based on things like livability, cultural offerings, and large employers.)

Email any questions you may have to future@asbury.edu.