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Just be aware: In lab if you hopeQuite BrightNursing
Just be aware: In lab if you hope to practice and learn how to start an IV-- you will not be taught. You get ONE opportunity to stick a fake arm and then you aren't allowed another chance. If you are attending the ABSN program which I am in the school will claim that you are not eligible for scholarships/financial aid (Which is a flat out lie because I got offered 20 thousand dollars worth of scholarships at a different ABSN program. The staff is nice (Especially Tracy Crum, Katy, and Patti. These women are saints), but they can be VERY power trippy. They also gossip a lot and are very judgmental. They also are absolutely harder on students with accents or different colored skin (I am a white femail, but I have heard absurd stories from classmates where they were almost failed for not doing something that was NEVER taught to us). I don't believe it is a coincidence that every person who has failed a class has been a minority (despite them being very very intelligent and personable people). I have heard my professors say they would never get COVID tested because they would not want to have to miss out of classes for two weeks (as a student with health problems that put me at severe risk if infected with COVID I was appalled.) I think the work is reasonable and they are lenient with grading exams which is awesome. I am overall a fan of the school, but I think these are things to be aware of when applying. I do not think that many of the staff members exemplify the iCARE values they speak so much about. They can act very passive aggressive and immature (almost two faced I would say). I do not want to share details because it may reveal who I am to them, but trust me, they will snap at you and even yell if they hear something they don't like (as opposed to pulling you aside and having a respectable conversation).
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Campus Aesthetics: A-, Education Quality: C
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I just want to make a note outQuite BrightEducation
I just want to make a note out to anyone considering Ashland! It is not a party school and the town of Ashland is small. On Friday night don't be expecting to go out to some fabulous club or bar! Most students like studying! If you are looking for a party school or big crazy amazing pop star social life. Please look some where else. There is no reason to be miserable in college! As a dual major of early childhood education and early intervention specialist... I know that Ashland is at a 91 percent smart rating for these programs! Please don't waste your time or money if you want a party, let's got to the club and bar school! At ashland I doubt that is what you will get!
3rd Year Female -- Class 2015
Friendliness: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Ashland University is good if you want toBrightEducation
Ashland University is good if you want to become an education major, because our education program is really well known and respected. The professors are generally really kind and will go out of their way for their students & the classes are small. That being said, if I wasn't an education major, I would not go here. The actual city of Ashland leaves a lot to be desired... there is nothing to do here. The closest thing to shopping that is around here is walmart. The town people are really close minded. The university itself is beautiful, but not really culturally diverse. The "award-winning food" is decent, but gets old really fast and the hours are inconvenient... so buy a mini fridge and keep it well stocked. For the first month of school, I was really unhappy and felt like I didn't fit in (AU is cliquey like in high school). The two things that kept me from transferring was the education program and my sorority. Going Greek is the best way to get involved in campus. We have a strict no-hazing policy, so new members do not feel uncomfortable. I hope this helps... Don't let the beauty of the campus fool you.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: F
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