Students Say

Ohio Wesleyan University is “an outstanding, small, liberal arts college” that manages to cultivate a “welcoming and diverse” community. With “fantastic scholarships,” a “beautiful” campus, and academic “flexibility” that allows undergrads to pursue multiple passions, it’s no wonder students love it here. Undergrads truly appreciate the school’s “emphasis on having an international experience,” which is fostered “through our large percentage of international students, OWU’s travel learning courses, and studying abroad.”

Overview

Applicants
3,981
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 610
SAT Math
500 - 610
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Interview
Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

Ohio Wesleyan University is “an outstanding, small, liberal arts college” that manages to cultivate a “welcoming and diverse” community. With “fantastic scholarships,” a “beautiful” campus, and academic “flexibility” that allows undergrads to pursue multiple passions, it’s no wonder students love it here. Undergrads truly appreciate the school’s “emphasis on having an international experience,” which is fostered “through our large percentage of international students, OWU’s travel learning courses, and studying abroad.” And while the university is bursting with academic options and opportunities, students especially like to tout the premed, zoology and English programs. Of course, no matter the major, OWU undergrads value that their “educational experience is marked by close relationships with professors.” Indeed, these “incredibly supportive [and] knowledgeable” teachers manage to create a “wonderful” classroom environment. Moreover, as one pleased student adds, “Professors are enthusiastic and genuinely enjoy teaching the material. They are eager to help you outside of the classroom and strive to form personal bonds with their students.” And a fellow student supports this sentiment, sharing, “Professors have amazing dedication to their students. They have office hours daily, respond to e-mails frequently, answer questions whenever available, and are active in all aspects of their students’ lives.” All in all, “OWU is a place where students can experience the opportunities of a larger school with the personality and personal attention of a smaller school.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
219
with Terminal Degree
0

127
Men
92
Women

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
92%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
65%


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Wendie Malick
Award-winning actress

Byron Pitts
CBS News Chief National Correspondent, 60 Minutes contributor, Emmy winner

Susan Headden
Pulitzer Prize winner

F. Sherwood Rowland
Nobel Prize laureate-Chemistry 1995

Richard North Patterson
Best-Selling author

Branch Rickey
ESPN's most influential sports figure of the 20th centur

Fred Baron
Oscar-winning producer VP Feature Production 20th Century Fox

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
86
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,059

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,921

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,582

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,516

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,450

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,660
Required Fees
$260
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$450

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

While undergrads at OWU admit, “there are several groups of typical students (sorority girls, lax bros, athletes, fraternity boys, eccentric kids, etc.),” they assert just as fervently that “no single stereotype is predominant on campus; there’s pretty much an equal distribution among the groups.” In turn, this makes for an “outgoing [and] involved” student body that’s “willing to try new things and meet new people.” Of course, if pressed to find additional common ground, undergrads would also likely say their fellow students are also “fairly politically aware, passionate about something, tolerant of diversity, involved on campus, like to learn inside and outside of the classroom, and care about academics.” Moreover, they “are very driven and motivated to do well and succeed.” Most important, we’re told that “any kind of person can feel pretty comfortable at Ohio Wesleyan, as long as they can be friendly and accepting in a small, tightknit community.” Perhaps this happy student sums up his peers best, “Everyone has their own unique style, and they’re not afraid to be who they are. It’s interesting to watch students walk up and down the JAYwalk. There’s this buzz on campus that just keeps the community going.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,734
Out of State
54%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
41

Demographics

2.55%
Asian
7.27%
African-American
4.41%
Hispanic
78.01%
Caucasian
2.80%
Unknown
7.52%
International

53% female
47% male
54% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Ohio Wesleyan students are typically always on the go, as most undergrads are “active in politics, school government, sports, and other special interest clubs.” What’s more, undergrads excitedly tell us that “there [is] almost always some sort of event going on [be it] performing arts [shows], parties…or free food on the JAYwalk.” Additionally, fraternities and sororities are popular hangouts on the weekend for “relaxing, drinking, dancing, and having fun. But if you’re not into that, there are constantly fun nonalcoholic parties thrown by the school. There are plenty of mixers so that everyone gets to know each other.” When students are itching to get off campus for a bit, they’ll head into downtown Delaware, which is “easily in walking distance” and offers “cute little shops and restaurants.” Indeed, “it’s pretty common to find people studying in the [local] bookstore or coffee shop.” And should students be feeling slightly more adventurous, Columbus is only about a thirty-minute ride away. In short, “if you are bored at this school, it’s because you are trying to be.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
96%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
76
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
75

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
86
Number of Honor Societies
26

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
12

46% join a fraternity
34% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Battling Bishops)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Battling Bishops)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: The office of multicultural student affairs provides programming of various types for domestic multicultural and international students.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Capital University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: The Ohio State University

Sustainability

Green Rating
81

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
15

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Purchasing options available through HP and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Alison McFadden
Admission Receptionist/ Guest Services

Address
Office of Admission
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware,, OH 43015

Phone
7403683020

Email
owuadmit@owu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Hamilton Williams Campus Center
Selby Stadium
R.W. Corns Building
Sanborn Hall (music)
Beeghly Library and Ross Museum are additional popular places on campus.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Arts Castle
The Mean Bean Coffee Shop
Delaware State Park
Columbus Zoo
Highbanks Nature Preserve

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Saturday
8:30am-5pm; 10am-12pm
7403683020

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M - F, 10, 1 and 2; Sat, 10;
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
1-night stay, Sun-Thurs nights only; not available during exam period; Overnight programs available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Port Columbus International Airport is a 45-minute drive from campus. Call the admissions office to arrange for transportation from the airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The campus is located near the junction of U.S. Rtes. 23 and 36. From Rte. 36 (William St. in Delaware), head south on Sandusky St. The admissions office is near the third traffic light on Sandusky. Use the parking lot off Sandusky St. and follow signs to admissions.

Local Accommodations
Hotels •Best Western Delaware Inn: 1720 Columbus Pike (Rte. 23), 740-363-3510 or 800-780-7234 •Comfort Inn: 1251 Columbus Pike (Rte. 23), 740-363-8869 or 800-228-5150 Bed and Breakfasts •Providence Place: 3874 Liberty Rd., 740-363-3838 •Welcome Home Inn: 6640 Home Rd., 740-881-6588 or 800-381-0364 •Winter Street Inn: 185 W. Winter St., 740-990-8695
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Key Stats

3,981
Applicants
1,734
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate
1110
SAT Scores

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