Asbury University is a private Christian liberal arts university committed to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. Our students study, worship and serve together on a residential campus in Wilmore, Kentucky, located just 20 minutes south of Lexington.
Asbury offers over 150 areas of study. Our university provides many opportunities for student involvement both on and off campus. Internships, study abroad programs, missions and community service are a standard part of our college experience.
More than 22,000 Asbury University alumni currently live around the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and at least 80 nations.
Making The Grade
At Asbury, we value the unique perspectives and gifts that homeschooled students contribute to our campus community. From academics to spiritual formation to residence life and beyond, we are committed to nurturing you in every aspect of your college experience and challenging you to grow into the fullness of who God has created you to be.
At A Glance
Asbury University is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts university grounded in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition.
Our traditional undergraduate enrollment averages about 1,200 students per year. Our student body represents over 40 states and almost 40 countries across the globe.
We are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, the National Association of Schools of Music, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the Kentucky Department of Education, and Council on Social Work Education.
Asbury University is made up of five schools:
● School of Education
● School of Communication Arts
● School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
● School of Science, Health & Mathematics
● Dayton School of Business
We offer 60 majors and 47 minors across our various programs. Our four-year major structure allows students to enroll in major classes during their freshman year of college. Our liberal arts approach to holistic education empowers students to easily combine majors and minors in a variety of ways that reflect their unique calling.
All of our students complete a cross-cultural experience before graduating. This experience requires a minimum of one week spent submerged in another culture. Students often fulfill this requirement by studying abroad, serving on missions trips or completing international internships.
We offer a variety of student support services including freshman orientation groups, weekly Bible study in residence halls, one-on-one mentorship opportunities, free access to on-campus Christian counseling, peer tutoring and academic coaching, writing center support, academic advising, guidance in selecting a major, internship placement, resume workshops, interview and job coaching, individualized accommodations for students with unique learning needs, and more.
3 Things Families Should Know
● About 15% of Asbury University’s student body comes from a homeschool background! We are excited to see that percentage continue to climb in the coming years.
● We offer dual enrollment opportunities for high school juniors and seniors through Asbury Academy. Dual enrollment classes are available both in person and online.
● Asbury University offers a guaranteed academic scholarship to every accepted student based on GPA! This scholarship is stackable with other types of financial aid.
Top Majors or Programs of Study
A few of our most popular academic programs include:
● Media Communication (Film & Audio Production)
● Exercise Science (Pre-PT / Pre-OT)
● Equine Studies
How To Apply
To apply to Asbury University, simply submit your online application and send us your high school transcript via email or ground mail.
● We do not charge an application fee! It’s FREE to apply!
● We accept the Common App
● We accept homeschool transcripts with no red tape
● We do not require standardized test scores for admission or scholarships
Campus Visit Information
We would love for your family to visit campus! We are thrilled that we are still able to accommodate both individual and group visits while adhering to pandemic guidelines.
We offer personal campus visits year-round. Personal visits allow you to choose a date and time that matches your family’s schedule. Personal visits include a campus tour, a meeting with your Admissions Counselor, and the opportunity to worship in Chapel with our student body. You can also request additional appointments to tour our Equine Center, meet with a professor, or connect with an athletic coach.
We also host a variety of large-scale campus events throughout the school year, including a Homeschool Visit Day specifically designed for homeschooled students and their families!
Important Website Links
Virtual Tour of Campus Link
Want to see more of our campus? Check out our virtual campus tour video!
Our ImpactU academic summer camps are a fun way to get a taste of Asbury life, and they can count towards your high school instructional hours!
CONNECT WITH ASBURY UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS
1 Macklem Dr.
Wilmore, KY 40390