- 4 Year
- DELAWARE, OH
- Academicsgrade B+
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C minus
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade B minus
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade C
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade C+
- Safetygrade C
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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.
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Most Popular Majors
- Business31 Graduates
- Psychology28 Graduates
- Zoology and Entomology24 Graduates
- Accounting20 Graduates
- Political Science and Government18 Graduates
- Sociology14 Graduates
- Spanish Language and Literature14 Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science13 Graduates
- Neuroscience and Neurobiology13 Graduates
- Biology12 Graduates
- Involved, Ambitious, and going places56%
- Dedicated and determined28%
- Kinda lazy, lots of potheads too12%
- Going to change the world4%
- Theory into Practice50%
- Harvard of the MidWest12%
- Home away from home4%
- Non cookie-cutter4%
Ohio Wesleyan University Reviews
My only complaint is that the university often fails to hear its students; at least, it often feels that way. On a larger scale, the university holds meetings and summits that students are encouraged to attend, addressing various issues (usually related to diversity or mental health). On an individual basis, however, I know many stories of students complaining of inadequate non-meat dining options, or of feeling unsafe because an individual who assaulted them was not being punished. The school seems to drag its feet when it comes to addressing concerns posed by students who are acting as individuals instead of as a collective, cohesive unit.
The dorms are disgusting yet all new/updated buildings are dedicated to freshman, assumably to help with OWU's terrible retention rate. In terms of housing, you're screwed as an upperclassmen. And the university purposefully makes it extremely difficult to live off campus.
OWU also treats its minority students as "tokens" in order to brag about diversity but offer very few resources to minority students and the campus itself is incredibly segregated.
The main redeeming thing about OWU is the professors. They are some of the best people I've ever met and the main reason I haven't left.