Asbury University



Located in the heart of Kentucky, Asbury University has been serving students as the epicenter of academic excellence and spiritual vitality since its founding in 1890. A rich history in the church combined with innovative academics, state-of-the-art facilities and an unbeatable location amidst the rolling Bluegrass hills make Asbury the choice Christian university in the South.

Asbury is a multi-denominational, fully accredited, four-year institution (with graduate courses) that is nationally recognized annually as one of the top colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report.


The university’s nearly 2,000 students come from all over the world with students hailing from across the United States and nearly 40 different countries. Students can choose from more than 50 undergraduate majors with nationally recognized academic programs like media communication, equine and education. Asbury’s degree-completion program gives non-traditional students a space to complete their degrees with convenience and flexibility. Several master’s degree programs offer top tier graduate study options in areas like business, media communication and education.

Small class sizes allow students to get a hands-on learning experience from experienced professors (more than 80% holding terminal degrees).

Asbury’s more than 22,000 living alumni are world-changers serving and leading in all 50 states and more than 80 nations.


With more than 80 percent of Asbury’s student body living on campus, community is central to the heart of the university. Just step outside your dorm room and you’ll encounter dozens of ways to engage in community, from hall outings to class activities to the campus coffee shop to tri-weekly chapel services to campus traditions like the Legacy Games, Sophomore Musical and Fall Variety Show.


Asbury’s athletic teams are a big part of campus culture. There’s nothing like gathering as a student body to watch the Eagles soccer team play during the homecoming game. The university offers 17 varsity intercollegiate athletic squads including baseball, softball, women’s volleyball plus men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and lacrosse (all offering scholarships).

Asbury is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes within the River States Conference and the Appalachian Athletic Conference.


Asbury University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate and master degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Asbury University.

Start here. Impact the world.

Picture your life being transformed by quality education and spiritual formation at Asbury.

Expand your worldview by studying abroad with Asbury’s Paris Semester or China Study Abroad programs.

Be part of a tradition of faith and excellence as a student-athlete on an Asbury team.

Welcome to your home away from home.

Visit our website to schedule a campus visit and see for yourself how an education at Asbury can enrich your life.






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