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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Perfect environment to cultivate self-growth. Excellent travel opportunities. Wonderful professors and helpful administration.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: OWU is highly ranked by Forbes. It is top 200 in the nation, that being said there are so many opportunities here. There is a lot expected from you as a student but you can always get help. With the campus and student body being small it is easy to get to know everyone and fit in.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel my school greatly challenges me, but in turn also provides me with the resources to seek extra help and ultimately succeed. My choices were pretty small just do to not applying to that large a number of schools and waiting to late to respond to others, but in the end I still was able to attend one of my top choices in Ohio Wesleyan University.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The administration of the school is very friendly and helpful. Most of the students are cool as well. The campus is beautiful and most of the teachers are very passionate about their profession.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in the residence halls one year in the honors dorm. You cannot live off-campus any of the four-years unless you find some loophole. Currently, I live in one of the Small Living Units on-campus. These are a unique living option where students can live in a communal, themed house where you have to do projects relating to your house's mission or theme once an academic year. I really like this, but the school does not treat these students or their houses well and is in the process of trying to tear down some of the houses and build duplexes instead as part of a Student Housing Master Plan that the university has as part of a movement to improve student housing. There are only two traditional residence halls that have air-conditioning, and one of them is in the most expensive tier of housing (there are three tiers). All the living options are within a typical fifteen minute walk to the academic side of campus.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: We are not a huge party school compared to larger schools. Most parties get broken up pretty quickly once they get loud.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Hambo is the best. It is a diner in town that we can use our off-campus points at and is open 24hrs a few days of the week. Good food and is always serving breakfast. Opas is okay. Typhoon is pricey but really good. Son of Thurman's is really good if you are not a vegetarian/vegan. Amatos is a hit or miss. Jimmy Johns is great and delivers. Mi Cerratos is good. Dragon House is really good and delivers. There is a Wendys, KFC, Burger King, and McDonalds pretty close. There are multiple places to get pizza, including Dominoes, Papa Johns, and Pizza Hut.

3 College Senior

Administration: It is about average. If you keep it down in the dorms, you are usually fine. They are really strict about parking; parking in general is a massive struggle. Campus-wide there is no attendance policy; it is up to the professor. The Student Involvement Office is very helpful, so starting and maintaining clubs and organizations is not difficult.

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2 College Senior

Campus Food: Chartwells is terrible here, and students frequently get sick, especially when they first come here and their stomachs are adjusting. There is a lot of fried and greasy food. They say they have good options for vegetarians, but it is really only pasta, salad, and fruit. It is even harder for vegans. Smith is disgusting, and the only real option on the weekends. Thomson Store is nice, but everything is way more expensive than at an actual grocery store, and some of the food on the shelves is expired. They do have some good things there though, and it is nice to have that easy option. The Bakery in Hamwil is the best! The workers are really nice and remember the regulars and their orders. Hamwil Cafeteria is okay, but repetitive and greasy. Bishop Cafe is good but takes forever. Stuy Cafe is good and convenient.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The school is VERY expensive, and they keep raising the tuition. Almost everyone who applies gets a decent amount of scholarship money, but that amount does not increase with the tuition. Not many people get enough scholarship money to fully cover their expenses. For scholarship stuff, you get them when you apply as they use your application materials to determine what scholarships you can/will get. For financial aid, you just need to fill out the FASFA.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: We didn't attend college just to eat food. The food here is okay.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Campus Housing is great!

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports here is absolutely fantastic. Students take pride in schools athletics and the athletes are humble about it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: From what I hear, you can't live off campus unless you're a certain age or some other reason I had forgotten. Most students don't reach the age requirement to live off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It depends on the type of person or place where the party takes place. Eventually, you'll find something to do.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's off-campus business so it is what it is.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They're very strict when it comes to campus safety and rules but its not a bad thing.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's a very expensive school but receiving financial aid here helps towards the tuition. A little help doesn't hurt.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: OWU is a residential campus. Off-campus housing is basically nonexistent unless you live really close to the school. If you have a special issue or reason to get off campus housing, it is really hard to get it approved.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are various places to eat off campus whether it's a local restaurant, subway, or a café down the street. Someone is basically always open, but some places close early. We get plenty of food points to use off campus as well.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Clancy's is sketchy at times, but it is where everyone goes. Sometimes bands come in that are pretty good and it can be a good time. Other than that, there's nothing in Delaware and you have to go to another city to find somewhere else good to party at.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Smoking isn't supposed to occur closer than 20 feet of a building, but that is often broken, even by adults employed at the University. People are loud at night, but that's college. What do you expect. It's not too loud that you cannot get work done though. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted and punishment will be given if you're caught underage or doing illegal things. Visitation restrictions are nonexistent unless it is with a prospective student. Public safety is not afraid to give tickets if you're parked in the wrong place.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid staff helps out if you go to them with questions. Even though the school is as expensive as all get out, the scholarship money is a larger amount that makes up for it in the end making this school not too much more expensive than other private schools.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: People complain about college food and it takes your body about a week to get used to eating at Smith, but it's actually pretty good. Even if the main dishes are sub par that day, I can always find something good to eat, unlike at Hamwil. Hamwil is great for breakfast though. The small food/drink kiosks around campus are extremely helpful on your busy days or if you just want a snack. Food plans have variability for students needs.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms have communal bathrooms, which are not very clean. Some buildings do not have A/C, but we can do without that. It's not that hot in Ohio for very long during the school year. The better housing is more expensive and off campus living is nonexistent.

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Ohio Wesleyan students truly appreciate the opportunities that are given to them at this small liberal arts school in Delaware. There is something special about OWU that the rankings seem to overlook, and only the students experiencing it know what this is. An OWU student is given the advantage of being personally taught by a group of one of the greatest faculty in America, a group that is not concerned with research, but with instilling knowledge in the best way possible. In addition, the endless leadership opportunities on campus give OWU students another chance for growth and development that will help them in their future endeavors. The students appreciate an Ohio Wesleyan education because it focuses on every aspect of character and knowledge, and not just what is taught in the classroom. OWU students do not just learn about facts and equations; they learn how to think, and that is what sets them apart.

Many students do question their decision to attend OWU in their first semester or first year there, and some will end up transferring before they immerse themselves in all of the opportunities afforded to them by the University. The students that do attend for four years and are not afraid to take risks and experience everything begin to realize that they are being given the chance to receive an education on par with any college student in the world. They realize that with the tools acquired at OWU, they can go out and truly be anything. It is with this realization that the student can say, "I am OWU."

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