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Reviews 533 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never personally felt unsafe on campus! I do tend to avoid a couple of the fraternities that can sometimes be "sketchy." But in general I always feel safe!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: We are in the process of updating many of our housing facilities. That being said, they are not all the best they could be right now, but they will slowly but surely be getting much better!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The student-athletes and their coaches tend to place more importance than they should on athletics. We are a division 3 school and sometimes it feels like the athletes are acting (or forced to act by their coaches) like they are playing at a division 1 school where their scholarship depends on their athletic performance.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: OWU is a place where you come and you change for the better. I am not the same person that I was just one year ago, and I accredit that to the relationships I have formed in the OWU community. The professors want to see their students do well and strive to make themselves available to their students. Students are able to quickly integrate into the social culture here do to the open and welcoming nature of the people here. The experiences that I will gain at OWU are those which I will take with me and remember for a lifetime.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The science professors have all been very enthusiastic about teaching. I have taken some history classes and I found them incredibly disappointing.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Alumni come to visit quite often and make generous donations.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school made everyone take an online course on safety and sexual assault. I am not sure how often people actually get sexually assaulted, but I do know of a few cases in which both participates were very drunk and ended up doing things they regretted. Once, a friend gave me a very strong alcoholic drink and I drank too much, then a guy tried to take me back to his room.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have greatly enjoyed dorm life. I just wish the dorms were a bit closer to the classrooms. Sometimes I also wish that the campus was more closed off (gated) from the residential homes

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know too much about sororities except that I know some students seem to take it way too seriously. I know some friends that have joined and it only made them feel insignificant. Sororities are pretty pretentious. Fraternities on the other hand, I have met a great deal of frat boys. Some are the stereotypical boys that are there just for friends and partying, getting girls drunk and being basic gross boys. Others have been incredibly nice and kind and are the most hardworking students I have ever seen. Fraternities do seem like a brotherhood.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics at the school are important and receive a good amount of funding. I know that they get to go on trips and such but I also know the amount of dedication it takes. Some football players are staying on campus over the summer just so they can train.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The academics are amazing. The professors really try to help the students in the best way they can.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Renovations on some buildings have been done, but there are some that desperately need it. My freshman year I lived in a very nice residence hall, and stuff got fixed quickly, and it was all okay. Aka not a nightmare. My second year I lived in a SLU, something unique to OWU and amazing, and the house was falling apart, and stuff barely ever got fixed. Yeah, it's a really old house--it's actually getting demolished over the summer--but there is no reason to not fix the mold on the wall that we put a work order in for the first week of classes. Aside from that, regular residence halls aren't amazing, but they're not nightmares either.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm a member of a Greek community and can see how it affects campus life, and mainly it's a recruitment-recruitment-recruitment idea, but there's also very strict rules and ideals as to not make anyone uncomfortable. The housing for fraternities is mostly on campus, with one exception, and all the houses are very nice. There is no sorority housing.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I've never been to a sporting event at my school, but I know they have a big draw. My boyfriend and a lot of my friends are involved in different teams, and I know they've all said it's a very rewarding experience. The facilities are also amazing, including the new gym, which was renovated just last year.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love being at OWU for the people, the opportunities available to me, and the things I have been able to do in my two years there. The faculty in my department is amazing, the communities I'm a part of are incredibly supportive, and I'm constantly encouraged to do and be my best. I'm incredibly glad I chose Ohio Wesleyan University.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The community is very small; everyone knows each other. It's a support group of caffeine-induced, struggling-to-be geniuses being fed mediocre food but being taught by the most caring, personable professors around. I never thought I could enjoy my education this much.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety is very good, we always get email alerts when something is going on that it even slightly unsafe.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have liked all of the professors I have had so far and they are very helpful and reasonable. There are a lot of different interesting classes to take, but it is sometimes hard to create your schedule since they all seem to be offered at the same time.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school shows that it tries to help students after graduation, as there are many career/job fairs on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like my dorm room pretty well because it is the honors dorm and there are several rooms which makes it feel pretty spacious. I have heard bad things about some of the dorm buildings, however, as they are commonly referred to as "trash." I also do not like how it's difficult to get a single room.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is not good to be in a sorority because you're not allowed to live in the houses. I am not involved with Greek life, but it seems like it is a big hassle that people are always complaining about. The sororities do not do very much and it doesn't seem like very much fun here.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: It is a small school, and the athletics are not that great simply because there is not a large pool of people to choose from. The school is more geared toward academics than athletics, but athletics are still given recognition. A new fitness center was opened this year for both athletes and non-athletes that is very nice. A lot of people participate in athletics, but it seems that it is more just for fun.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not had a very good experience at my school so far because it is not very good for my major. I can't take as many classes in my major as I feel I need, and the classes that are available are not as intensive as I would like to be and I don't feel like I'm learning as much as I should. The program is not as rigorous as it is at other schools, and I fear that after I graduate I will not be as good as other people in my field. I have also had some problems sleeping with my roommates and haven't made very many good friends. The professors, however, have been very kind and helpful. All of the professors I've had have been very personable and approachable, and I feel that I have learned a lot from them. The school and the students are very friendly and welcoming, and the fact that it's a small school makes it easier to get to know people.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would choose OWU over again because it has given me so many opportunities already, and I am only a second semester student. I am already spending my second semester abroad in Tanzania, conducting research and studying the Swahili language.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I only have minimal issues with the campus and university. Beyond that, it's everything I dreamed of and more, and I'd do anything to make sure I get to stay here all four years.

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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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