Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

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Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions Overview:

Ohio Wesleyan has an acceptance rate of 75%. Students with solid grades and a good application are likely to be admitted. Prospective students will need to send in an application--OWU accepts the Common Application, which can be completed online. Additional materials needed to apply include official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal essay.

A teacher recommendation is suggested, but not required. For more information about the school, and about applying, be sure to check out OWU's website, or contact the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Ohio Wesleyan University Description:

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college's attractive 200-acre campus is located 20 minutes north of Columbus, Ohio, in the town of Delaware. The campus features 11 buildings on the National Register of Historical Places.

Ohio Wesleyan is one of the 40 colleges features in Loren Pope's well-regarded Colleges That Change Lives, and the school frequently does well in national rankings. OWU's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The university is residential, and nearly all students live on campus.

In athletics, the OWU Battling Bishops participate in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, tennis, soccer, swimming, basketball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,671 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,090
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,270
  • Other Expenses: $1,700
  • Total Cost: $59,560

Ohio Wesleyan University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,760
    • Loans: $7,255

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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