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Tuition & Fees

$44,690

$44,690

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
14%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
35%
500-599
37%
400-499
19%
300-399
5%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
30-36
20%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
9%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
6%
30-36
16%
24-29
48%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,950
Declined + 1,173
Total Received 4,123
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Private (nonprofit)

1,639

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological/life Sciences
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1594
ACT 3316

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School Facts

Ohio Wesleyan University, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Delaware, OH, 20 miles north of Columbus.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,639
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Delaware, OH

200-acre campus in Delaware (population: 38,643), 20 miles from Columbus. Served by bus; major airport serves Columbus. School operates transportation to Columbus. Public transportation serves campus.

Ohio Wesleyan University
61 South Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 39% of male students
 
7 sororities 32% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
14%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
35%
500-599
37%
400-499
19%
300-399
5%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
30-36
20%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
9%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
6%
30-36
16%
24-29
48%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
March 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline January 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,950
Declined + 1,173
Total Received 4,123

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Alisha Couch
Director of Admission
P: 800 922-8953
F: 740 368-3314
owuadmit@owu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,271,225
State $407,214
Institutional $30,154,514
Other external $399,923
Total $33,232,876

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $13,338,638
Other external $199,859
Total $13,538,497

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAC (Division III)
Mascot
Battling Bishops
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Ancient Studies
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biology
Black World Studies
Botany
Chemistry
Classics/Greek/Latin
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance Theatre
Earth Sciences
East Asian Studies
Economics
Economics/Management
Education
English
English Literature
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance/Economics
Fine Arts
French
Genetics
Geography
Geology
German
Health/Human Kinetics
History
Humanities/Classics
International Business
International Studies
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Neuroscience
Nonfiction Writing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Planetary Science
Politics/Government
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Theology
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Religion
Renaissance Studies
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Sport/Exercise Management
Theatre
Urban Studies
Women's/Gender Studies
Zoology
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Undergraduate

100%

1,639
students

Female
52%
856

Male
48%
783

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,624
students

Female
53%
846

Male
47%
778

undergraduatePart-time

1%

15
students

Female
67%
10

Male
33%
5

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

18

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Pakistan
South Korea
Thailand
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Grace Poling
Director of International Recruitment
740 368-3029
owuintl@owu.edu

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