Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH
location
Private
type
Small
setting
52%
48%
student ratio
1,639
total students
Tuition Cost $44,430 | $44,430
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $34,662
March 1
fall application deadline
71%
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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Reported
sat math
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sat reading
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sat writing
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act composite

Overview

Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) offers a liberal arts education that nourishes students' minds and spirits. OWU provides the adventure, knowledge, and meaning that enable students to reach their full potential. Collaborating with professors on research projects, obtaining grants to explore new academic terrain, gaining practical experience from internships, and participating in intramural sports are just some of the opportunities available at the university.

Students, who represent 47 states and territories and 32 countries, are invited to choose from more than 90 majors or even create their own. Over one-third pursue double majors. No matter what they study, OWU students learn to think creatively and critically, communicate their ideas, solve complex problems, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings.

Because of its commitment to excellence in liberal arts education, Ohio Wesleyan University is ranked among the top universities in the nation. For example, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked it one of the best liberal arts colleges in its 2017 edition of America's Best Colleges. "The Princeton Review" listed it among the Best 381 Colleges and Best Midwestern colleges. "Money Magazine" named it one of the country's Best Colleges for Your Money.

The OWU Connection

The OWU Connection helps students pursue the subjects they're passionate about and build pathways to meaningful work and successful lives.

Students work with faculty mentors to create their programs of study. They take Travel-Learning Courses that allow them to apply classroom learning to the real world in places such as Argentina, Costa Rica, Greece, and Tanzania. They develop research projects for which they are able to apply for university-funded grants. They complete internships, externships, fellowships - and other hands-on learning opportunities.

Popular majors

Majors of primary interest include business administration, biology, and computer science. The business administration major provides exposure to accounting and other quantitative methods, human resources management and behavior, logistics, management theory, marketing, organization and production, and strategic decision-making.

The biology major provides a strong foundation in biological principles with electives in areas like chemistry, computer science, geology, math, physics, and zoology.

The computer science major includes courses in the analysis of algorithms, the theory of computation, database theory, operational systems, artificial intelligence, and programming languages.

Student research

Students work with faculty members to explore their research interests and produce new knowledge. Some students contribute to faculty members' ongoing research investigations while others investigate topics of special interest to them. These collaborations may continue beyond a semester. Students with especially strong projects may present their results at professional conferences.

Financial aid

Ohio Wesleyan University makes every effort to make earning a degree from a top-tier university affordable. In fact, more than 95% of its students receive financial aid from one or more of the following sources:

- Need based grants
- Government-sponsored student loans
- Merit scholarships and awards
- Student employment through the Federal Work Study and OWU Institutional Student Employment programs

Career opportunities

Ohio Wesleyan University's focus on providing rigorous academics and transforming theory into practice ensures that students graduate with the skills and experience that impress employers and graduate schools. Upon graduation, students join a network of successful alumni including:

- Christina Zamarro '94, vice president of investor relations, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
- Susan Headden '77, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
- Byron Pitts '82, co-anchor, "Nightline"
- Wendie Malick '72, actress, "Hot in Cleveland," "Just Shoot Me")
- Driss Sekkat '06, executive producer / head of development, Middle East Broadcasting Networks

They obtain positions with employers in many industries including the following:

- JPMorgan Chase
- Nationwide Financial
- Norman Rockwell Museum
- Teach for America
- Audubon Zoo
- Democratic Party of Virginia
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- AmeriCorps Habitat for Humanity
- Astrix Technology Group
- Philadelphia Eagles

Student life

Ohio Wesleyan University provides a diverse community where 25% of students are multicultural or come from other countries. Nearly every student lives on campus all four years, creating a close-knit community. A myriad of resources, like those listed below, ensure they can create a rewarding and memorable college experience.

- 150-plus student clubs and organizations
- Club and intramural sports
- Varsity athletics
- A fitness center
- Fraternities and sororities
- Fine, performing, and visual arts
- Spirituality and religious programs
- Community and global service opportunities
- Diversity and multicultural programs
- Health and wellness programs
- Residence halls, Greek houses, and small living units (SLUs) that allow students passionate about a topic to live and learn together
- Events and celebrations

Faculty

Students learn in small classes from faculty members who are accomplished teachers, excellent researchers, and skilled practitioners. There are no graduate teaching assistants here.

Assistant Professor of Accounting Emily Anderson, MBA, is one of the university's talented faculty members. She teaches courses regarding financial, managerial, and cost accounting; accounting systems; and advanced accounting. She has Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant licenses. Prior to joining the university, she was an accounting and human resource manager at Minnich Manufacturing.

Location

Ohio Wesleyan University is located in Delaware, Ohio, in the Midwestern region of the United States. Its beautiful 200-acre campus has 61 buildings and 11 locations on the National Register of Historic Places.

Students can walk to downtown Delaware in only five minutes where they'll find a variety of coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping venues. Attractions include the Strand Theatre and Whit's Frozen Custard, and events such as monthly First Friday celebrations and Farmers' Market Saturdays.

Students can travel to Columbus, Ohio, in just 30 minutes. This thriving metropolis offers many recreational options including professional sports, restaurants, shopping, major concerts, and art galleries. It also has outstanding work and internships opportunities.


Location & Contact

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
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Animal Genetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Botany/Plant Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Genetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      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.
    • Small Business Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business 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.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Language 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.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      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.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Ancient Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      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.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      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.
  • 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.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

71% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,123
    • Accepted2,950
    • Acceptance Rate71%
    • Enrolled1,639
    • Female Applicants2,079
    • Females Accepted1,534
    • Female Acceptance Rate73%
    • Male Applicants2,044
    • Males Accepted1,416
    • Male Acceptance Rate69%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • 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 freshman3.42
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 1st --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 510 640
    • SAT Math 500 630
    • SAT Writing 480 590
    • ACT Composite 22 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$44,430
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,430
    • 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
    • Room and board *$11,950
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$34,662
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$35,757
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$23,922
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,766
    • Average Grant Aid:$22,895
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$29,200
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 79%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 21%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,639
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.1%
    • Black or African American8.78%
    • White or Caucasian69.55%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.06%
    • Asian3.31%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.12%
    • Two or more races4.97%
    • Unknown or International Student2.52%
  • 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 90%
  • 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
    • Badminton 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
    • Badminton 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 Breakdown
    • Total Faculty199
    • Full-time Percentage67%
    • Part-time Percentage33%
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 1,587 students to 156 faculty


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