Ohio Wesleyan University

61 S Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015-2370
Tel: (740)368-2000
Private not-for-profit | 1,825 students
Ohio Wesleyan University is a strong liberal arts college that is nationally known for its blend of scholarship and teaching,service learning, and student engagement. Chartered in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan is a highly selective, coeducational, residential,privately supported liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio, a vibrant community of26,000 and seat of one of the fastest-growing counties in the country.

School Overview:

Ohio Wesleyan University
CountyDelaware County, OH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
163 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,825 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,813 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
12 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted74%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)510-620450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)520-640460-573
ACT English (25-75%)22-2919-25
ACT Math (25-75%)22-2818-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2820-25

School Notes:

  • Founded by Methodists in 1842, OWU maintains an active affiliation with The United Methodist Churchand is recognized nationally for welcoming students of all religious faiths. The University provides support for alldenominations and coordinates an active program of social action and community service.
  • OWU provides an undergraduate curriculum that is rigorous, balanced, and contemporary. It confers theBachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), and Bachelor of Music (BM) and offers combined-degree (3-2) programs inmedical technology, optometry, physical therapy, and engineering with outside institutions, such as Caltech and Rensselaer.Degrees are offered through 24 academic departments and several interdisciplinary programs. Distinctive features of theacademic program include the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics; the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business andEntrepreneurship; the Sagan National Colloquium; a four-year Honors Program; and extensive opportunities for independentresearch, internships, and off-campus study.
  • OWU actively recruits students who are engaged in their own education, community, and the world aroundthem. With over 85 clubs and student organizations, there are countless opportunities for students to become involved in theleadership of an organization. The University also brings in a number of speakers and stages plays and other performances onthe campus.
  • The OWU campus facilities range from the original mid-19th-century collegiate buildings to thestate-of-the-art Conrades•Wetherell Science Center. A number of buildings on campus have national landmark status. The campusis extensive and attractive and also borders on the downtown area. There are some 1.7 million square feet of campus space aswell as attractive campus quadrangles and outdoor facilities.
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