OWU is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Delaware, OH, which is a predominantly rural area. The United Methodist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Around a thousand students enroll at Ohio Wesleyan University annually.
Here is a list of some of the popular programs Ohio Wesleyan University offers:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Visual And Performing Arts
- Social Sciences
The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. Very common exam scores among applicants admitted to Ohio Wesleyan University are between 22 - 29 on the ACT, or 1030 - 1300 on the SAT. Roughly 70 percent of all students that applied were admitted at OWU, with 16 percent of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
The cost of tuition is around $42,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. The cost of on-campus housing is about $5,900 for the year. Ohio Wesleyan University may offer financial aid for students who are eligible by way of grants and loans.
The mascot for OWU is the "Battling Bishops", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants OWU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Ohio Wesleyan University has a total student population of about 1,700. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 26% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $43,000-$51,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $4,700 to $5,600 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$27,760|
|Receiving Student Loans||66%||$7,255|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Ohio Wesleyan University may offer services to students like:
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
Ohio Wesleyan University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 63%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||54%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1940)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2006)
Ohio Wesleyan University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Ohio Wesleyan University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Ohio State University - Marion Campus in Marion, OH (20 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Ohio Wesleyan University for official up-to-date information.