B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
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
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Ohio Wesleyan students take advantage of vast opportunities: 90 majors, internships, mentored research, study abroad, 25 varsity sports, and fine and performing arts. The OWU Connection sets us apart, designed to help students gain the global knowledge and real-world experience employers and graduate schools value. Our historic 200-acre campus is a short walk from more than 25 restaurants and coffee shops in our Ohio-friendly hometown, and we're just north of Columbus, named America's #2 city for new grads. Our Branch Rickey Scholarship guarantees $30,000 to students with at least a 3.4 GPA and 23 ACT or 1150 SAT.

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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
990-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$27,967/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,969/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,471/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,841/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,300/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,057/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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
1,655Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • 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
97%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
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 is the most beautiful campus I have ever stepped foot on. The beautiful historic buildings, with very historic backgrounds! Every person I pass by has a welcoming smile, to accommodate a very welcoming school. The professors are very helpful, and can help lead you to success. I am OH-WOO!
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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.
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.