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Reviews 496 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: People love sports here and honestly most of the students support games at OWU.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school they are very helpfull and there are so many opportunities for basically anything that you want to do.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Both Delaware Police and Campus Public Safety patrol and are readily available to help. There are blue buttons across campus.

There are OWU alerts (text, call, email) in case anything happens near or on campus to keep students aware, but they are not often needed. I have not heard of many problems on campus. It is a very safe area, and fellow students are really good at helping with anything, even the tiny things like dropping something. It is a very friendly and supportful campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school creates strong and dedicated graduates.

They have lots of career and internship people come to campus, but I do not know a lot about it because there are not many Education internships and I have not looked into it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: 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.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Because sorority's do not live off campus, there is more room to mix and the girls get along with each other better because they are not stuck together all the time. I am non-Greek but my friends are about half and half. Its cool because they invite us to their service events and are not too cliquey. Nobody judges whether you join greek life or not. They do some cool, creative events on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have worked in the athletic offices, and the coaches and athletic staff are great. Academics are stressed and they come before sports. The coaches truly want you to do well both on and off the field. Fan support is especially high at football, lacrosse, and basketball games; but other teams get support too! There is a renewed athletic workout and weightroom facility and it is amazing! Greatly improved and available to all students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The diversity and acceptance at OWU is amazing. I love my coach and friends. The small class sizes are great because I get to know my professors and the people in my classes. It also means the professor is usually able to get to everyone's classes and they are really good at working with you. I am an Early Childhood Education Major and I am so glad I chose OWU, the Education program is amazing! I am learning so much and I have been able to work with kids each year to gradually ease students into the classroom.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Science is hard. Language is ok, mostly there just because its a general education requirement. Math is good but kind of watered down to fit in a semester. Music classes are interesting as well

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: its not an issue, there was one incident but he turned out to be ok. Things are never 100% preventable

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: All they do is throw parties, I think. One of them just got closed because they did something they were not supposed to

3 College Freshman

Athletics: My residence hall has a gym. Another gym on campus was recently remodeled

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school so much

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Ohio Wesleyan University is an amazing place. I would definitely go back if I had to choose a college again.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are many people with strong passions on this campus. It is difficult to attend OWU and not have your mind changed or viewpoint altered on a social justice issue. I was nervous about this being a residential campus at first but living in close proximity to others encourages relationships to flourish. I have made incredible friendships. Many of my professors, especially the younger/newer ones, are fantastic.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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