Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

Founded: 1890
President: Dr. Sandra C. Gray

Enrollment: 1,973 (1,718 undergraduate)
Student-faculty ratio: 12 to 1

With a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, Asbury University encourages 1,700-plus students to study, worship and serve together. Asbury’s main campus is just 10 miles southwest of Lexington in Wilmore, Ky., and the school offers more than 50 majors within its 14 academic departments.

Though primarily a four-year, multi-denominational institution — and well known for being at the heart of spiritual movements throughout its history — Asbury also offers a number of graduate, degree-completion and fully online-degree programs.

Students come from 44 states and 15 foreign nations, and more than 80 percent of the University’s students live on campus. Classes are taught by experienced scholars, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees in their field of study.

Asbury provides many opportunities for student involvement both on and off campus. Internships, exchange programs, missions and community-service opportunities are also available and are part of the curriculum in nearly every major.

More than 22,000 living alumni of the University surround the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and more than 80 nations.

Highlights include:

  • Asbury is the only school in the world that has had students working as paid broadcasters at the Olympic Games since 1984. Nearly 100 Asbury students worked at the London Summer Games.
  • Asbury is the only school in the world invited to have its Equine Program invited to demonstrate at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
  • Every student that attends Asbury participates in a minimum of one cross-cultural experience (often mission trips), all sports teams participate in mission trips and Asbury offers a 15-credit, semester-abroad program in Paris at the same credit pricing as in the U.S.

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