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
Course are hard and push you. It is important to talk to the professor with questions or if you aren't doing as well as you life and they will help you with study suggestion, what to work on, etc. I do wish there was more class options, but there is also an independent study option I haven't taken advantage of. Scheduling can be stressful but the school and teachers work with you to figure stuff out.

Class sizes are personal and great! It is so much easier to learn with smaller class sizes! Most of mine are like, 10-25, but it varies depending on class level and subject.

There are many different class styles; the OWU Connection, travel abroad, Honors, labs, independent study classes, travel-learning courses (which are sweet!), and more!

Professors are great and really know their stuff! They want you to do well. You have to go to them for help, but then they definitely work with you!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
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.
  • College Senior
  • June 3 2015
The dorms at OWU are a pretty good size. Larger than many other schools I have seen. There are two dorms with community bath, mainly freshman live there. Other dorms are more of a quad style. So you and a roommate, and then two suite-mates. Welch and Hayes are my favorite dorms but they all have perks, it depends on personal preference! For suite style with bathroom included, they clean the bathroom for you once a month. Smith and Stuy have air-conditioning, all dorms have heat. The RAs are cool and chill! Welch is the typically honors dorm and it has more quiet hours which is peaceful for studying.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago