B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Ohio Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Address
61 S Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Website
From Ohio Wesleyan University

A nationally ranked liberal arts university, OWU is located just north of Columbus, OH (14th largest city in the U.S.), in the city of Delaware. It is a place where you will pursue internships and opportunities outside the classroom, but still feel at home on our 200-acre campus. The comprehensive OWU Connection has three promises: You will Think Big, Go Global, and Get Real Experience. You'll think critically and creatively, solve complex problems, communicate ideas, apply knowledge in real-world settings, and thrive in an environment with diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Ohio Wesleyan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
990-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Ohio Wesleyan University

Cost

Net Price
$29,445/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,388/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,169/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,011/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,094/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,801/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,717Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Involved, Ambitious, and going places
    58%
  • Dedicated and determined
    32%
  • Going to change the world
    5%
  • Kinda lazy, lots of potheads too
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Theory into Practice
    52%
  • Harvard of the MidWest
    14%
  • Prestigious
    14%
  • Highschool
    10%
  • Non cookie-cutter
    5%
  • The opposite of ordinary
    5%

After Ohio Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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Ohio Wesleyan University Reviews

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The professors I've had have been great: they're excited to teach and talk to students and most are very friendly/helpful if you're struggling.
There are also lots of travel opportunities. I've been able to take courses that include 1-2 weeks of travel as part of the class.
However, housing is terrible. I've been forced to move in the middle of the year; various buildings have mold, bedbugs, and collapsed ceilings; and even though I have documented medical housing needs that the school recognizes, they won't accommodate me (there aren't any rooms left because they made half the dorms freshman-only for this upcoming year). Even the new sluplexes that they just built are in bad condition after 1 semester (leaks dripping through the ceiling, cracks in the walls, uneven stairs) because they were built cheaply and quickly. I've had such a bad experience with housing that I would have transferred if I didn't just have one more year to suffer through.
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OWU is a very small, connected liberal arts school. If you're looking for small class sizes, professor involvement, and travel opportunities--this school is great! The housing options are not ideal, but there are options to live in communities that are not dormitories.
I am an incoming freshman that just completed orientation at OWU! The professors care about you and want you to succeed and the community is very inviting. The campus is beautiful and looks amazing, and the residence halls are maintained well and very clean and beautiful.