Ohio Wesleyan University

61 S Sandusky St,, Delaware, United States
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Overview of Ohio Wesleyan University

About this school

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


    www.owu.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,565
    • Men:734 (46.9%)
    • Women:831 (53.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Ohio Wesleyan University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
61 South Sandusky Street
City, State, Zip
Delaware, OH  43015
Phone
(740) 368-3020
Fax
(740) 368-3314
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 4,160 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 2,184 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 1,976 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
481 (16%) of 2,970 admitted students enrolled
Women
255 (16%) of 1,640 admitted students enrolled
Men
226 (17%) of 1,330 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
530-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
17%
• Score 24 - 29
53%
• Score 18 - 23
28%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,740 (78.63159704314938%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,430 (21.36840295685061%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ohio Wesleyan University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003109
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
431 (88.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
381 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
381 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$36,981
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 381 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,215
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 335 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,421
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 57 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
108 (22.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,909

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,294 (79.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,156 (89.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,156 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
229 (19.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$36,326
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,156 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,716
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 998 (86.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,498
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 191 (16.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
461 (28.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,369

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,221
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Education
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Twins

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


137

Part-Time Faculty


71

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


66%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 72% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Ohio Wesleyan University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (85)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Genetics
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Genetics, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


35,925

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Columbus

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
137 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Delaware
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


86% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


14%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Battling Bishops
School Colors
Red and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ohio Wesleyan University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,550

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,565
Women
831
Men
734

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.4% Asian
  • 10.8% Black/African-American
  • 5.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 72.2% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


4.9%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources