Delaware, OH
Ohio Wesleyan University


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Recent Reviews

Adrienne
Describe the students at your school.

They're passionate about their classes and enthusiastic about any opportunity to extend knowledge learned in class.

Describe the students at your school.

They're passionate about their classes and enthusiastic about any opportunity to extend knowledge learned in class.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

strong academics, small class size, attentive professors, excellent science and psychology research experience, small campus and close knit community, socially and politically active student body

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

If you think you're interested in a particular school, you must go visit the campus. Even in the school has the best academic program in the country, if you don't feel at home on the campus, it isn't going to be worth it. Sit in on a class and see if you'll be receiving the individual attention you would like. Make sure that you're ready to live in a small town or a big town, because where ever you chose, you're going to be there for four years, and four years is a really long time to be miserable. Talk to students during your visit and see how they like the school. Once you choose the right school, it's all about doing what you love and not feeling bad about who you really are. College doesn't have cliques like high school, so do the things you care about and you're sure to make lots of friends.

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

The school is very diverse in race/ethnicty, activities, and class.

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

The school is very diverse in race/ethnicty, activities, and class.

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

Look for a college with good academics, but academics can not be the only reason to go to a certain college or university. For your college life to be successful, you must put yourself in a great environment that enables you to reach the maximum college experience. The college experienece allows you to grow as a person as well as a student. If the envirnment is fun to you, the learning and studying process will come much easier. Also, don't just look for a school that has the best dormatories, class rooms, etc. The chances you live in the dormatories for more than one to two years are small. If you go to the college with the nicest facilities, you are going there for the wrong reasons. The people around you create the college.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that I knew about how many Connecticut girls went there. They are really mean.

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

I recommend evaluating both your academic, as well as social priorities when trying to choose the school of your choice. I a...

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

I recommend evaluating both your academic, as well as social priorities when trying to choose the school of your choice. I also recommend entering the school with an open minf because you may encounter others with different views besides your own and even if you disagree, you should still be polite and accepting. You should also realize that even if the reality of the school doesn't actually match your prior expectations of it, you should still remain positive so your school experience will turn out positive.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would've known to bring a car to visit areas off campus.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who take his/her academics seriosuly, but still knows how to have a good time. Also someone who is tolerant of other views besides his/her own and who won't pass judgement is he/she has contrasting views.

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

OWU provides a liberal, culturally diverse environment full of intelligent and motivated people.

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

OWU provides a liberal, culturally diverse environment full of intelligent and motivated people.

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

The worst part of OWU is the conditions of some of the dorms and some of the athletic facilities. Cool thing is, they're in the process of trying to fix this problem.

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

There is a lot of diversity, everyone is very helpful and there are a lot of active societies and extra-credit activities.

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

There is a lot of diversity, everyone is very helpful and there are a lot of active societies and extra-credit activities.

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

One that suits your personality. But it's always good to go to a place that you haven't experienced before. If you're from a big city try a smaller school and vice versa. Always get involved in student activities and associations. Try to find a study abroad program at your school. And don't worry if you don't know what you want to do, my college helped me figure that out.

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

Social LIfe, My Major (International Relations), my professors

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

I was apathetic about casting a wide college net and as such, Ohio Wesleyan was the only school I applied to. Now, I've met ...

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

I was apathetic about casting a wide college net and as such, Ohio Wesleyan was the only school I applied to. Now, I've met the love of my life here, so I don't regret attending at all, but there are several things, in hindsight, I wish I'd looked into further. I wish I'd learned more about the quality of residential life. There is one new building here, which the school houses all visitors in, so that they won't be exposed to the travisties that are the old dorms. Explore your campus fully. Ask about all possible scholarship opportunities. Explore all the clubs and on-campus activities. Attend a sampling of classes and meet the staff. Eat the food. Explore the library for private places to study. Explore the surrounding town for entertainment. Make sure the school is the right size for the student. Most importantly, talk to prospective students about the dangers of drinking. One night, I went into the shower before bed, and was forced to listen to some drunks across the room coaching their friend on how to vomit so he that wouldn't die of alcohol poisoning.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors! I love my classes. It is very easy for students to form a positive relationship with the professors. They are all brilliant and interesting to listen too. Classes are very valuable and there is a nice variety in every discipline. The staff often participate in student events. The workload is managable and the professors are very accomadating of it. Help is always available. It is worth living in scorching closets to get this quality of liberal arts education. Class sizes are small. This school is the total opposite of the giant school "meat grinder" mentality.

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

Residential Living policies/staff. There is an exlusive lottery to get off-campus. Dorms are old unairconditioned closets with boiling hot pipes running through. Although, there is heat, the walls are thickish, and every room has internet. These closets cost $4200 a year ($4500, for singles). Everything is expensive. I'll have a debt $20,000 upon graduation. I wake up every Sunday to a communal bathroom littered with Keystone Light cans. Potheads set off the fire alarm around 4 AM every other week. The living conditions give me a desperate disire to escape to Columbus during my free time.

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

This is a great college if you enjoy and function well in small a small school. The give pretty good scholerships..

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

This is a great college if you enjoy and function well in small a small school. The give pretty good scholerships..

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

OWU is a friendly, academically motivational school where everyone here wants students to succeed in every aspect of their li...

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

OWU is a friendly, academically motivational school where everyone here wants students to succeed in every aspect of their life.

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

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.

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

Just listen to your gut and not to anyone else. It's your education and you have to feel right about what school you choose. ...

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

Just listen to your gut and not to anyone else. It's your education and you have to feel right about what school you choose. No school is going to be perfect, but that's just life. College is great no matter where you go. Make the best of it and your life will change for the better.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I'm not sure--nothing that I have problems with could be foreseen before hand.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I've just had a lot of problems with the administration. I had a horrible roommate experience all last year and this year I have way too much homework to do. I'm so overwhelmed with everything and I don't think the school's administration is doing that great of a job. They crashed my computer and I was without a laptop for over a month! My laptop doesn't seem to work here and that's not good. It's crashed twice in five months, almost two months without a computer.

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

Make sure that the university has many activities to do outside of school work. When you are in class for 36 hours a week an...

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

Make sure that the university has many activities to do outside of school work. When you are in class for 36 hours a week and study just as much it is always nice to have something to look forward to, be it a football game or a Fraternity dance party. Also that the students need to get involved with as much stuff as they can. They don't want to over do it but by getting envolved they will open up so many doors, and meet people that will help them when the graduate.

What's unique about your campus?

For me the best thing about this school is the Fraternity that I joined. Like many of my Fraternity brothers, I would have transfered to a different school if I was not about of something bigger.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I know how small the music department. Also how this campus is like a highschool, word of anything gets around so fast and you know all 1,000 plus people by the second month of college.

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