Ohio Wesleyan University

559 reviews
  1. Delaware, OH
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Ohio Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Address
61 S Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Website

Ohio Wesleyan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
990-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$29,445/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,388/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,169/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,011/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,094/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,801/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,717Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Involved, Ambitious, and going places
    56%
  • Dedicated and determined
    33%
  • Going to change the world
    6%
  • Kinda lazy, lots of potheads too
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.44 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Theory into Practice
    55%
  • Harvard of the MidWest
    15%
  • Highschool
    10%
  • Prestigious
    10%
  • Non cookie-cutter
    5%
  • The opposite of ordinary
    5%

After Ohio Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

559 reviews
  • Excellent
    82
  • Very Good
    191
  • Average
    216
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    19
Campus life is wonderful! The facilities are very good. OWU makes an effort to renovate buildings as they wear down over time, while still keeping the traditional-looking architecture and natural beauty. However, it does lose some points for lacking modern elements like elevators in some of the larger buildings on campus, such as University Hall. The student center (affectionately known as Hamwil) is a great place to hang out during lunch and in between classes, with several wide-screen TVs, several couches, and many different dining options!
  • College Junior
  • Jan 16 2013
Great Opportunities – At OWU I have really had the chance to explore things I never thought I would - Greek life (which defies all the stereotypes), leadership, social justice, music, everything! There's really something for everyone, and I can't think of a single time I've been bored. Academics are generally very good and challenging (depending on the department), and the professors truly care and go out of their way to help. It's a close-knit but diverse and accepting community where I feel completely at home.
  • College Senior
  • June 8 2012
Public Safety – The campus police are pretty strict when it comes to drinking and drug-use. It is understandable when it comes to drugs, they have a policy where if they even suspect pot, they will call in the local police department and students can be kicked out depending on the type of drug. As far as drinking, they are a bit more lenient on that, however if you are caught they will make sure that you go through a &quot;trial&quot; of sorts. Luckily, they rarely bust people unless an RA catches you. Just be smart!
  • College Senior
  • June 29 2011