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Academics

To some, Ohio Wesleyan University offers the best of both worlds: the “smaller school” experience of a “liberal arts education” along with the “fantastic financial aid,” “scholarship money,” and “opportunity to play a collegiate sport” available at a “global” university. OWU offers eighteen different pre-professional majors in areas like pre-medicine and pre-engineering, along with “enriching” programs called out by students in “psychology,” “economics,” “Black World Studies,” and others. In addition, the university facilitates special programs like “the undergraduate research program, SSRP, that allows only Ohio Wesleyan students to work with a professor over the summer,” which entrusts undergrads with “a rare opportunity to get paid to do research almost always one-on-one with a PhD, where at any other school you’ll be working with lab techs and graduate students.” Another crown jewel of the OWU academic experience is the “Theory to Practice opportunities,” which challenge students to design their own project applications “for grants through the school that allow you to do your own research [and] travel to gain new experience.” Similarly, OWU’s “Travel-Learning Courses” create “many opportunities to go abroad” for students with intellectual wanderlust, and with such a global focus, OWU also attracts “many international students” to its Ohio campus. The faculty participates in this global citizenship as well: “The professors are very diverse, like the students here, bringing different perspectives and knowledge to campus.” They’re also committed to their students, who find that professors are “good at engaging the student in classroom discussions” and “will go out of their way to help you. I have had numerous professors support me in applying for grants, applying for research experiences at other universities, as well as jobs.” Students report that “a major benefit of going to a smaller school is that I am on a first-name basis with multiple professors, and even text them if I need help with something,” and that they’ve “had professors stay until 6pm just to make sure I understood a concept.” An OWU education also builds a foundation for the future: the university boasts “strong career services,” and “OWU alums are very dedicated to helping provide employment to students post-graduation.”

Student Body

OWU is populated by enthusiastic joiners of all different stripes, and students love the “very culturally diverse” atmosphere of the school. “I’ve never met so many people that are religiously and culturally different in a single place. It’s amazing!” Because “we only have around 1800 students” and “students and faculty alike push for acceptance of everyone,” it’s “very easy to make friends in this type of environment.” Students extol each other as “friendly and smart,” as well as “outgoing, overcommitted in student organizations, and driven,” and love that “it is impossible to judge or peg people” because “everyone here is from all over with different backgrounds.” At OWU, “everyone fits in somewhere.”

Campus Life

OWU’s “close knit community” is forged through common-interest bonds: “Most students are nerds/passionate about something. They usually fit in by finding people interested in the same things they are.” The prototypical OWU student is “extremely involved in clubs/organizations,” but has lots of choices of what to join: there’s an “amazing club and Greek Life,” “varsity sports,” “jobs on campus,” and “SLUs (small living units),” described as “intentional communities centered around various mission statements.” All of this adds up to a robust “overall community” and “great campus culture” that “make OWU an even better school to attend. The majority of students stay on campus because of the community and friendships that they have formed.” That said, a lot of students “go to class and study during the week like its [their] job,” “and every night do homework followed by Netflix.” “In general, everyone is in study groups during the week and watching movies with friends when free”; then “weekends are spent with friends at a frat, sorority, or sport house.” “Drinking does occur, as does drug usage,” but “it’s not a huge party school,” and “many people are devoted strongly to their academics.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

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
Merrick Hall
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:
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

Admissions

Applicants: 4,705
Acceptance Rate: 69%
Average HS GPA: 3.60







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