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Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University. is a Private college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,638 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Ohio Wesleyan University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 138 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Ohio Wesleyan University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at OWU are considered Selective, with ,37% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
89% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 63% were in the top quarter, and 32% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Ohio Wesleyan University.
83 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
65 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated local services 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
28 Students rated Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio Wesleyan University is a small private school in the middle of Delaware, Ohio, about 30 minutes outside of Columbus. The campus is in a very safe area with low crime rates and is surrounded by many small shops. The class sizes are small, so student-professor relationships are easy to create and very helpful when it comes to getting a job or internship outside of school. There are many clubs, programs, and houses, like greek life, that students can join. In my opinion, the school is beautiful and the connection with the professors allows for a very interpersonal education experience.
During my first month at Ohio Wesleyan University, I wanted to transfer. I wasn't compatible with my roommate, I didn't feel like a belonged there, and I didn't like the courses that I was taking for the liberal arts requirement. I applied to other schools and my mind was made up on leaving, but I stayed to finish out the semester. As the semester went on, I met more people and became more involved. I slowly started to love it. A wide variety of people have helped me adjust, including my academic adviser, teammates, and professors. I have joined a sorority, religious and political groups, and play on a sports team. When I analyze my feelings towards Ohio Wesleyan University now, I realize that I have so many opportunities to learn about different cultures, different subjects, and different people. The school does their best to help people achieve their goals of studying, traveling, finding jobs and internships, and making the best of their four years. I have met amazing people during my first year and now I cannot imagine myself going to any other school.
I love OWU. My freshman year has come with learning how to adjust and budget time so I am able to balance my time with studying and relaxing. Everyone is helpful and wants you to succeed and feel welcomed. I feel I have gained insight into what I want to do with my life. By being involved with football and baseball, I have found another family and friends. OWU wants you to succeed not just as a student but as a person. The professors are there for you and I enjoy the attention of being in a small class room.
This campus is amazing and extremely friendly. I have always been afraid of being around people, but after being here I feel like I can be myself. This place is a place that changes people for the better I believe. There are also students to help and there is someone there to hang out with. Even though this is a small campus its perfect for me and many others.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Ohio Wesleyan University is 71%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
it is very important that a child looks at different types of colleges to apply to. you might have an idea in your head of the only kinds you like, but actually visiting the schools can change your mind. make sure parents ask questions about finacial aids, living areas, what kinds of sctivites most students take part in. if the school is deserted on weekends or busy. make sure parents you look to see what is around the school. if the school is in the middle of no where is your child going to be happy there even if they get money to go there. make sure parents and children are talking openly to each other about what they want out of college, what degree and where the school is from home. neither the child or parent has all the answers so it is important to listen to both sides and make sure you have all the information before deciding. you can never ask a college to many questions.
Overall, my classmates are friendly, engaging, and unique individuals who are not afraid to be themselves and they are well-rounded students, working hard in and out of class while balancing extracurricular activities, especially service-oriented projects.
Every student at OWU has a core curriculum they must satisfy in order to graduate. This allows each student to take many diverse classes they might not have thought they would take. In every class I take I am on a name basis with my professor and it's hard not to be with only 20-30 students in a class.
I'm an Accounting major in the Economics department. I would say about half of OWU's students are Economics majors. Education at OWU is geared toward getting a job, the majority of the professors are and have been very successful outside of teaching and are able to help students find a job before graduating.
The best thing about OWU is it's academics. The class sizes are perfect, they are small enough to be on a name basis with your professor and to take something from each class you take. Although OWU is small, coming from a small town it's nice to maintain the same atmosphere.
Most of my time on campus is spent either in the library on weekday nights or at our local bar in town, Clancey's, on weekends
There is a lot of school pride at OWU. In the spring, hungover or not from the Friday night before, you'll still be pumped to tailgate for Saturday's lacrosse game.
I'd say the most frequent student complaints is that there is nothing else to do on the weekends besides partying at the bar, which can get old.
professors are available to help and answer any questions.
Campus Programming Board and C.L.E.A.R. are organizations on campus that are dedicated to providing students with fun and unique opportunities throughout the year. From spending a weekend night at Sky Zone to having First Lady Michelle Obama herself speak on campus, Ohio Wesleyan has numerous groups who do their best to serve students outside the classroom.
I think that people feel that OWU students are stuck up rich kids who drink and party a lot. Also, I have heard people say that OWU was their safety school.
Exactly what I was looking for.
The worst thing about my school is the fact that tuition continues to increase every year. This makes it hard to pay tuition. And even though there are many scholarships available when a student is entering their freshmen year, there are very few scholarships offered for upperclassmen.
Close-minded, ignorant and mean people will not do well at OWU.
I wish I knew what occupational opportunities the school assisted in for my major. Coming in, I knew what major I wanted, but not what I wanted to become. OWU helped me get the degree I wanted, but after that, I was left alone to find what my zoology degree would take me. Most people from my school went to graduate schools, and therefore, the options for job-seekers were limited.
The small class sizes really lead to an involved, tight-knit community. There is time and room for conversation and discussion between students and professors. When you are in class, you get to know the other students sitting next to you and you really get the opportunity to interact on levels that you would not get to at schools with large lecture halls.
People who like to learn about a lot of different things, want personal attention from professors, and want to go to a small school.
Research and high percentage of acceptance into graduate/professional schools/programs.
I often bragged about the great friends I made and the fun experiences I had with them. Also, in terms of academic bragging, Ohio Wesleyan professors are phenomenal. They are very involved in their area of study and are very passionate when teaching. Professors are always willing to help, and some even genuinely enjoy discussing matters with students outside of the classroom.
The amount of time necessary to complete projects. The lack of food options in the on campus setting.
I don't know about stereotype... but, if you're interested in going Greek, 33% of students on campus are involved with Greek Life, so you'll find plenty of friends. However, there are standards that Ohio Wesleyan's fraternities and sororities are required to meet that are based on academia, student conduct, and more that students must be aware of and live up to. I personally am not involved in Greek Life because I want to limit my exposure to underage drinking, and also going Greek is very expensive. Some friends swear by it though, saying the family and community they gained from it is one of the best things they've done in their college career.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Ohio Wesleyan University receive some sort of financial aid.
32% were awarded federal grants.
While 66% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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