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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
61 S Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
From Ohio Wesleyan University

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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
March 1
Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
990-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,857/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,923/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,547Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
14
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Involved, Ambitious, and going places
    54%
  • Dedicated and determined
    29%
  • Kinda lazy, lots of potheads too
    13%
  • Going to change the world
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.50 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Theory into Practice
    52%
  • Harvard of the MidWest
    12%
  • Prestigious
    12%
  • Highschool
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Non cookie-cutter
    4%
  • The opposite of ordinary
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $45,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    67%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    70%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

    Ohio Wesleyan University Reviews

    617 reviews
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    OWU has wonderful professors and I've made great friends on this campus. However truthfully the university continues to let down students and not provide enough safety. Sexual assault cases are rampant on this campus and though OWU claims to have resources for victims, those resources often do nothing for students. They avoid punishing rapists and provide little help to victims in the process.

    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.
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    This school has a very good environment and the people are just generally lovely! Most of the professors seem like they actually care about their jobs and about students learning, which makes classes a lot more enjoyable. A few professors are terrible, but you'll find that at any university. In the first month I made so many friends, and the culture is just so wonderful.
    It is my first year of going here and I absolutely love it! I am currently studying zoology and music. I recently applied for a trip to Spain that is in May, so hopefully I get accepted to that. That's what I love about Ohio Wesleyan University, they have this thing called study abroad and travel learn courses that the school pays half for. It gives us a chance to experiment our majors into the fields we desire.