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Reviews 603 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I think it is average. I understand that they are there to enforce the rules. But, being the small town that we are, with very few things to do at night, majority of the fun is broken up even is there was to be no underaged drinking. I think they are friendly. But, they also have nothing better to do in the small town than bust troubled college kids. But, again, it is to make you follow the rules at a very strict level. I also think the policing being so strict causes a lot of kids to grow up a lot quicker than at other schools where partying is the main thing.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have made an insane amount of friends that will last a life-time and potentially be in my wedding. But, I am definitely willing to be in a crazier and much larger environment. I believe the experiences at bigger schools are much broader and you get a different experience. I think Ashland is a great school because you are very comfortable, but I think the greater risk in life is to leave your comfort zone.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I would say it is average. Majority of the high-ranked campus foods are 20 minutes away from the small town of Ashland in Mansfield, Ohio. But, with the popularity of those places, like Chipolte and Panera, people are willing to make those drives.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am a collegiate athlete. I play on the Varsity volleyball team so I have an inside how important they are to the athletes along with the rest of students on campus. For starters, each team always supports each other year round. The athletic complex at ashland is also the first ranked complex for division two schools. Our basketball team won nationals last year and that was a very big deal. Also, our football team is always very strong within the GLIAC. The school spirit is very great, but I know it could always be stronger when I see large schools on television.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload within my program is crazy depending on the core classes you are taking for it. If you take the chemistry and biology aspect, the load seems extremely heavy because you have to stay organized. But, also by being a smaller school, your advisors and teachers and assistance offered for tutoring is very available to you. Your teachers want you to do well are are very welcoming to help.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I have only had 2 poor professors. The were always behind, thus it made it seem like you were behind. They also did not offer very many grades, thus if you messed up once, you were in trouble. Otherwise the academics are good. The classes are very clear and I have found it to be very self-explanatory what I needed to do each semester.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: If it was a bigger campus the weather would definitely affect your campus experience, but since we are so small it is not that bad. My longest walk to class is barely ten minutes.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my exercise science program. It is very clear how to get to where you want to be and I think becoming a physical therapist is very achievable within my program.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: There are numerous opportunities to get one, but it is unlikely that they pertain to every major and/or minor.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our campus is very small, and safe. You get to know a lot of people on personal levels and you can trust them and trust the rest of the atmosphere.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Again, our school is so small, so it is the same nightlife every weekend, but you really make a strong group of friends while doing this.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing really is not available at Ashland unless you bend the rules. You also have to be 22 to have a house on campus, or you have to be a commuter. Also, our campus is a dry campus, so their are very strict on those rules within the dorms, and everywhere on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The availability of computers if great but the wifi across campus is terrible.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: It is a decent cost, but the restrictions are crazy. The parking lots are also very far from classes and you cannot even drive to class here.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It is easy to notice the people because Ashland is so small. But, with that also being said, a lot of people attract to each other and there aren't really many stand outs.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It has been a hassle here and there in the previous years, but this year was definitely the most difficult because my dad's job changed.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Best food in the nation, nationally ranked dining services across campus.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Students are not allowed to live off campus in housing.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of pizza places in the area but not a lot of ethnic or anything otherwise.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The university does not enforce much, however there is a lot of things going on. but this is good, so A.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Ashland is a college town with difference like any other town that has a college/university presence. It is located close to the interstate so you can go visiting Columbus or Cleveland. Or just stay in town and explore the city.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The diversity is present in age, gender. Not certain about other areas.

3 College Freshman

Parking: For freshman, you are most likely going to be in the lot across from the rec field behind Clayton. It isn't super convenient but there isn't a whole lot to do in town so it's debatable how much you will actually use your car. It's very easy to get a car on campus but I don't really think that you need one.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms at Ashland are kind of small but I found them to be adequate for me and my roommate. We lived in a double in Clark which is a popular freshman all-girls dorm. The other girls on our floor were fantastic and our RA was amazing.
All of the dorms are pretty close to campus, it just depends on where you want to be. Kem and Amstutz are close to the football field and dining hall but are a little separated from the rest of campus. Clark, Kil, Meyers, and Jacobs are all very close to most of the classrooms and although their older are still really nice. The Senior Apartments are pretty big and are very nice.
The only real issue with Ashland housing is that you have to live on campus all four years unless you are married, have a kid or are over the age of 22.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Ashland is a school that always seems to be building or planning to build. We have a new Education building that is gorgeous and reminiscent of Hogwarts, an amazing sciences building, a football field that is less than five years old and a rec center that is less than four years old.
Some of the dorms are small and they aren't air conditioned but you don't need to spend that much time in your room! Go out and make friends and spend time in the library or in a study room in Kettering!

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