Asbury University

Asbury University was founded in 1890 with a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. The University is recognized as a premier Christian university in the liberal and applied arts that prepares young men and women to engage postmodern society with a Christian worldview in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition as servant leaders. Asbury seeks to enable students to acquire skills and attitudes that promote the holistic integration of faith, learning and living in a Christ-centered transformative community based on Biblical principles. Asbury University encourages more than 1,325 traditional undergraduate students to study, worship and serve together on a campus located 10 miles southwest of Lexington in Wilmore, Ky. These students come from 44 states and 15 foreign nations, and more than 80 percent of the University’s students live on campus. Students in our Adult Professional Studies and graduate programs increase the total enrollment to 1,700 students. Asbury University’s 13 academic departments,contained within four schools, offer more than 50 majors. The University also offers several Master's programs, including education and social work. In addition, the University provides an adult degree-completion program called Adult Professional Studies (APS) and Online Programs. As a result, the University has a total enrollment of more than 1,700 students. More than 22,000 living alumni of the University surround the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and more than 70 nations. Asbury University is an independent liberal arts university, providing undergraduate and graduate educational programs guided by the classical tradition of orthodox Christian thought. Central to this endeavor is a clear affirmation of the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as God’s infallible and authoritative word and particularly its teaching that the world was created by God and that persons are created in the image of God. On this foundation, we seek to provide an excellent integrated educational experience that appreciates truth in all areas of life and develops whole persons for achievement and service. Whether preparing students for further advanced-degree study or for professional employment, the educational programs of the University reflect a liberal arts character. Asbury University is listed among the best liberal arts universities in the nation by the National Review, and has been named among the top-10 regional liberal arts institutions in the South by U.S. News and World Report. The Templeton Foundation has recognized Asbury as a "character building university" and has singled out its leadership development program for special recognition. Location Asbury University’s campus has a beautiful setting located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, 10 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., on US 68.