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Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio Wesleyan University 61 S Sandusky Street Delaware, OH 43015 Phone: (740) 368-2000
  • General Information
    About Ohio Wesleyan University

    OHIO WESLEYAN’S CHARTER provides that “the University is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles, accessible to all religious denominations, and designed for the benefit of our citizens in general.” In the spirit of its heritage, the University defines itself as a community of teachers and students devoted to the free pursuit of truth. It develops, in its students, qualities of intellect and character that will be useful no matter what they choose to do in later life. OWU judges itself successful when it has accomplished three objectives in its work with students: 1. To impart knowledge. Ohio Wesleyan offers students the chance to participate in an ongoing dialogue about society’s cultural past, in the belief that a liberal education communicates what great minds have thought, great artists have created, and great leaders have done. Also included in this aim is new knowledge creation; a liberal education communicates what is being acquired on the frontiers of contemporary inquiry and current advances of the human spirit. The objective of imparting knowledge begins with the conviction that it is intrinsically worthwhile to possess the knowledge and insight transmitted through the humanities, arts, and sciences. 2. To develop and enhance certain important capabilities of students. As they progress through the curriculum of the University, students make secure the foundation skills of reading, writing, and quantitative analysis. They build on these skills the capacity to think critically and logically, to employ the methods of the different fields of inquiry, and to understand the symbolic languages used to codify and communicate knowledge in today’s society. They may develop aesthetic sensibilities or creative talents in several fields. Many students learn to integrate theory with practice by preparing for careers within various disciplines and through pre-professional and professional programs. 3. To place education in the context of values. Liberal education seeks to develop in students understanding of themselves, appreciation of others, and willingness to meet the responsibilities of citizenship in a free society. It recognizes that trained sensitivity to private and public value issues, grounded in a sound grasp of various cultural heritages, is important for maturation and for living a good life. It accords high honor to intellectual honesty. Consistent with the University’s Methodist tradition, Ohio Wesleyan encourages concern for all religious and ethical issues and stimulates its students to examine their own views in light of these issues.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • United Methodist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Fringe
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,210
    Percent Admitted 64%
    Men Admitted 59%
    Women Admitted 70%
    Full Time Retention Rate 81%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 530 650
      Math 540 650
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 24 29
      English 24 28
      Math 24 30
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,994
    Native American 11.0
    Asian 38.0
    African American 88.0
    Hispanic 22.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,875
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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