Delaware, OH
Ohio Wesleyan University


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Recent Reviews

Denise
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Small living units, themed housing

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Small living units, themed housing

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Honestly, it is impossible to know what exactly one is getting into, when coming to college. I personally only applied to one school. I come from a lower-middle class family and I am the first to ever attend university, so of course it was hard for me to know what to expect. But, upon just showing up to orientation here at Ohio Wesleyan, I was enthralled. I was surprised, anxious and just happy to know that this is what my life would be for the next four years. My advice though, despite my personal experience, would be to visit as many schools as possible and stay over night, get a feel for the environment as much as possible. I consider myself lucky to have come to a school in a small town, not knowing anyone and instantly hitting it off with the people I met and loving academia. The liberal arts education I am receiving has saved my life. And encourage anyone to look into such schools. They are personable, friendly, helpful and it is just an all around awesome experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Conservative, non-artsy, fools.

Megan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have to say that when looking for a school you have to find the school that is right for you. That being that when you go to visit the school, stay over night and interact with the people and see if you fit it. A big part of college and often why many people leave the school they first choose is because they do not get along with the people. So my advice is that if you fit in well, then that college is right for you because it will be easy to make friends and form study groups.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Hontestly, I do not think there are any bad things about my school. The only thing I have to say is it is very hard to get off campus housing. The university likes you to live on campus for all 4 years.

Selby
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

OWU is a microcosm of the world; everything is focused on building real relationships, real life skills, real experiences so ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

OWU is a microcosm of the world; everything is focused on building real relationships, real life skills, real experiences so you can leave college and go into the real world, get a real job, and make a real difference doing whatever you choose.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Although there is a lot of pressure from the media to choose a high-powered school that will connect you with top scholars and get you a job wherever you want to go, your college decision is about much more than that. I strongly encourage students applying to schools to think about where they would be happiest, instead of where a college could get them in the future. You will make your undergraduate experience; if you work hard, engage others, and step outside of your comfort zone you'll be successful anywhere. It's ok to choose the school that gave you the most money over your top choice, as long as you can see yourself being happy there and comfortable with your decision years later. I chose my school because of the scholarship they gave me, but I fell in love fast and now I can't imagine being anywhere else. Choose a school that has successful faculty in your field who you've met and you know will be engaging and caring; they're the ones who will help you achieve. Overall, as long as you put your best foot forwards, you can be happy anywhere.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The administration can be hard to navigate; students often have to run around getting signatures to sign up for classes. They have to figure out studying off-campus on their own; staff are incredibly helpful and supportive, but there aren't really efficient systems in place.

Zachary
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college is all about feeling. The feeling of the campus, teachers, and students one gets as they step onto...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college is all about feeling. The feeling of the campus, teachers, and students one gets as they step onto campus should have a large effect on the choice. I think that while academics are very important - they are the reason why you go to college - it is also just as important to feel comfortable in the place where you will continue your education. A school that has 30,000 students might feel comfortable to one but another might feel that it is an unnavigatable sea of people. I think once the comfort barrier is crossed, the other joys of school will fall into place. The student will feel comfortable with doing things that the school puts on, taking part in clubs, making friends etc. All of that comes with being comfortable at the school of your choice. The final choice however should be the students', not the parents'. The parents should let their child make the choice based on their own feelings and observations. The parents should only give input sparingly and NOT try to make the decision for the student. Afterall, it is the teenage kid that is going to school, not the parents.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I usually brag the most about the friends I have here. To me, education without friendship is a lost cause, and vice versa. I like to believe that I am getting the best out of the things I need the most - friends and education. So to the people I brag to, I tell them that my school offers a great balance between amiable people and rigorous academics.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I consider the worst thing about my school to be the lack of enthusiasm that the students have of it. It seems that many students here have friends that are going to larger schools, schools with larger endowments, larger party school etc. To them, they want to be like their friends but think that they are stuck at this school. I feel that these students have not taken the time to take advantage of what the school has to offer and therefore have a negative outlook.

Chelsie
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are friendly, hardworking, and willing to lend a hand if help is needed.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are friendly, hardworking, and willing to lend a hand if help is needed.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My school is a good size and it is easy to have a one on one relationship with professors in order to gain extra knowledge.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise students to visit as many colleges as possible. Keeping an open mind is great and making sure the school offers courses for your major is a plus. Make sure you are comfortable with the class sizes and keep in mind what type of environment you want to be surrounded with. Diverse schools are a good choice because you are always going to find a comfortable group of people to hang out with. Also, pick a college that has a wide variety of activities and clubs that you enjoy because being involved is very important. Safety is another important concept to keep in mind. Look for a public safety group and make sure their are forms of contact when in danger. Money is another factor to focus on. Make sure you can afford the expences at certain colleges before making a direct decision so you don't find yourself in a hole.

Ashley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is a great deal of advice that I would give to students about finding the right college. Make several visits to the prospective colleges to get a feel for the campus and community to make sure you are where you want to be. This will make you feel more comfortable when you finally move into your dorm. You will not be so lost and unsure. Try to sit in on a class or two and talk with some professors to get a feel for them. This will make you get an idea of what their interests are and how they teach college courses. You will already know what to expect if you ever take a class with that teacher. To make the most out of your college experience, live on campus for at least one or two years. You will have more of an opportunity to get involved on campus and meet new people who may become your friends. Be willing to get involved and try new things because this will help you combat homesickness, stressful times, and burnout. Lastly, if you need help, ask for it! do not let stress hinder your success and potential in college.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person who should not attend this school is someone who is lazy and likes to party hard

Hayley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that you're completely happy with. Make sure they have the major (or majors) that interest you, and that their...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that you're completely happy with. Make sure they have the major (or majors) that interest you, and that their programs regarding those majors are sufficient enough to give you the best education possible. Visit campus and make sure that you like the people and the atmosphere. When you get into college, make sure to stay on top of your work. If you fall behind, you will be left behind. Don't put yourself in danger of a low GPA, which will affect the rest of your college career and possibly your career after school. Study hard, but make sure to have some fun as well. Get out of your dorm room once in a while and socialize! You'll meet a lot of amazing people from all over the world, and you'll make lasting friendships. Get involved with extracurricular activities. You'll meet new people, learn new things, and have an amazing time doing it. All in all, study hard, have fun, and learn as much as possible. These college years will go by much too fast.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about OWU is that it is, at least too some people, too small. We're in a small town and there isn't much to do off campus.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who is self-motivated to study and take responsibility for their own success. If you don't do your work, you WILL flunk out!

Danielle
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

ohio wesleyan is kinda easy to get into, yet very difficult to remain here for the consecutive years due to the high academic...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

ohio wesleyan is kinda easy to get into, yet very difficult to remain here for the consecutive years due to the high academic level of course difficulty, it has strong sports and lots of alcohol-related activities on the weekends which is why people stay here.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

it has a strong women's lacrosse program and actually offers zoology as a major not just a concentration.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

pretty much all liberal-arts colleges are the same, they will give you the basic learning materials for your field of study, they'll all offer interesting community involvement/extracurricular activities, they'll all have sports and they'll all have sweet parties on the weekends (or whenever). you just have to make sure that you're willing to put in the work to actually have a great time at college and still come out with good grades and a sense of being able to balance your life's schedule and manage just about anything that gets thrown at you. finding the right college is not really that important, it's learning how to make the best out of what you choose--because not everyone is going to pick the college that is actually the best for them. when life gives you lemons, college teaches you how to make grape juice out of them and make everyone else wonder how you did it.

Justin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell students to visit as many colleges as possible and to find a school where they feel like they truly fit in. I w...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell students to visit as many colleges as possible and to find a school where they feel like they truly fit in. I would also say not to go off of what other people that you know have experienced at a school because everyone is different. I would also tell these parents and students to not worry about what the ranking of the school is that they are going to go to because in the end it does not really matter what school you got your undergraduate degree from, it only matters that you have the degree from an accredited institution. Once students arrive on campus I would advise them to join clubs and organizations where they feel like they fit in. Joining these clubs and organizations will help them to feel more like they belong at the school, not feel as homesick, and to have an overall more enjoyable college experience. Lastly I would tell them not to worry if they feel like the workload has become overwhelming and too much to bear because these problems will be over shortly, and that the college experience is fleeting and should be enjoyed to the fullest extent possible.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Republicans. People put off liberals always trying to change things. People who care about technology.

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