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Ohio Wesleyan University

  • Delaware, OH
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 54%46%
    student ratio
  • 1,830
    total students
  • $41,660 | $41,660
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 75%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 563
    sat math
  • 560
    sat reading
  • 551
    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

A National Liberal Arts University with a Major International Presence

Long noted for the international dimensions of its curriculum, Ohio Wesleyan offers its 1850 students a multitude of opportunities to combine theory and practice in a global context. In Travel-Learning Courses, students travel with professors and classmates to get an "on-the-ground" perspective on the complex world issues they have rigorously researched in class. Students have studied poverty in biodiversity in East Africa, climate modeling in Alaska, Alexander the Great in both Greece and Turkey, and the intersection of chemistry and art in Italy, to name only a few. New courses are developed each year in virtually every discipline.

In addition, competitive Theory-to-Practice Grants fund individual or small-group original research, internships, service, and cultural immersion in nearly every country of the world. Students have studied in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, India, Namibia, Portugal, Singapore, and other countries throughout the world, contributing to scholarship in widely disparate fields.

Traditional study-abroad opportunities also are available in 40 countries in programs sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan, the Great Lakes Colleges Association, and other organizations.

Students themselves come to OWU from almost every state and more than 50, bringing a rich diversity to campus life.

Preparing Students for Life with Real-World Experiences

Ohio Wesleyan also offers abundant domestic programs that allow students to apply classroom theories to practical realities and open a new window on post-collegiate life. The university provides a limitless number of entry points into meaningful internships and apprenticeships, life-changing service trips, and professional research.

OWU participates in the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New York Arts program, which places students in apprenticeships in all phases of the arts, from creation/performance to management. The Wesleyan in Washington program gives students an up-close look at the legislative process as they work for elected officials and government program offices in Washington, D.C. The Philadelphia Center offers more than 800 internships and allows students to study, work, and live independently in a major urban center.

The university's Summer Science Research Program is a ten-week intensive experience in which students, from first-years to rising seniors, work one-on-one with faculty on research projects of interest to both parties. Their faculty mentors then help students learn to present their findings at the Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium on campus in Delaware and later at regional and national meetings of prestigious scientific societies. These real-life projects give OWU students the chance to meet leading scientists in their disciplines, build networks, and springboard into a scientific career or graduate program.

The Economics Management Fellows Program at Ohio Wesleyan University admits especially able first-year students with an interest in economics and business disciplines and gives them access to special classes and seminars, accelerated entry into required classes, alumni networking events, and a fully paid, faculty-escorted trip to New York to meet with alumni experts in the financial services sector.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

New Course Connections give students a way to study a topic of interest over time and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. For example, one course studies food as biological fuel, a natural resource with problems of abundance and scarcity, a focus of celebration, a human obsession, a cultural expression, a multibillion dollar industry, and an interaction with the global environment. Courses are drawn from departments such as Botany/Microbiology, English, Geography, Health and Human Kinetics, Psychology, and Sociology/Anthropology. This way of teaching and learning deepens understanding, creates a new level of discourse between students and faculty, and develops sophisticated thinking and reasoning skills.

Ohio Wesleyan University Provides Outstanding Service Opportunities

Ohio Wesleyan's long history of service is a proud part of the university's heritage. Service Teams composed of students, faculty, and staff are an integral element of the Ohio Wesleyan University experience. Each year, students serve in locations ranging from Appalachia to New Orleans to the Lakota Nation to El Salvador to Rome--and beyond. For the past five consecutive years, the school has been on the Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service, with Distinction, and in 2009-2010, the University earned the President's Award for Excellence in General Community Service, one of only three colleges in the country to be so honored that year. The University also boasts nearly 100 clubs and organizations, offering students multiple options for developing their leadership skills.

The Office of Community Service Learning helps match students with opportunities in local and regional agencies. One such project, the Columbus Initiative, pairs OWU student mentors with children in a Columbus, Ohio, public elementary school. This one program has drawn nearly five percent of the student body during its more-than-20-year history. Other community service opportunities in Delaware can include crisis intervention work, service in local government offices, animal protection projects, environmental programs, and many more.


Location & Contact

Ohio Wesleyan University

61 South Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
USA

Ms.Alisha Couch

Director of Admission

Phone: 740-368-3099
Fax: 740-368-3314
Email: amcouch@owu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Botany/Plant Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Genetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Animal Genetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ancient Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Astrophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,029
    • Accepted3,035
    • Acceptance Rate75%
    • Enrolled1,830
    • Female Applicants2,075
    • Females Accepted1,605
    • Female Acceptance Rate77%
    • Male Applicants1,954
    • Males Accepted1,430
    • Male Acceptance Rate73%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen March 1st --
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 1st --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 560 490 620
    • SAT Math 563 500 630
    • SAT Writing 551 490 610
    • ACT Composite 25 22 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$41,660
    • Out-of-state tuition *$41,660
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$260.00
    • Room and board *$11,210.00
    • Room only *$6,050.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,830
    • Male Student Percentage46%
    • Female Student Percentage54%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.48%
    • Black or African American6.07%
    • White or Caucasian71.75%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.16%
    • Asian2.62%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races4.1%
    • Unknown2.68%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students47% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 97%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Not Reported
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Not Reported
    • Local sororities Not Reported
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty221
    • Full-time Percentage63%
    • Part-time Percentage37%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 1,788 students to 167 faculty


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