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Want the scoop on Ohio Wesleyan University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors OWU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Ohio Wesleyan University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Ohio Wesleyan University was awarded 26 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked OWU as #377 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

OWU also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into OWU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Ohio Wesleyan University is 71%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that OWU is a good fit for you.

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Ohio Wesleyan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at OWU is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ohio Wesleyan University is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio Wesleyan University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Ohio Wesleyan University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At OWU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 64%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at OWU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,560 undergraduates at OWU with 1,545 being full-time and 15 being part-time.

OWU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 86.23 out of 100, OWU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.23 out of 100
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How Much Does Ohio Wesleyan University Cost?

The overall average net price of OWU is $25,194. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for OWU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,049 $20,628 $22,156 $27,467 $31,459

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of OWU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At OWU, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,983 a year. That adds up to $31,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OWU is 4.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do OWU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from OWU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,300 in their early years. That's great news for OWU students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Ohio Wesleyan University make the most money.

Location of Ohio Wesleyan University

Located in Delaware, Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Delaware makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Ohio Wesleyan University

Contact details for OWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 61 S Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015-2370
Phone: 740-368-2000

Ohio Wesleyan University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 39 $27,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Ohio Wesleyan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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