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Ohio Wesleyan University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Ohio Wesleyan University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Ohio Wesleyan University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Ohio Wesleyan University was awarded 109 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting and finance.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked OWU as #647 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

OWU is also ranked #23 out of 108 schools in Ohio.

See all of the rankings for Ohio Wesleyan University.

Is It Hard to Get Into OWU?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Ohio Wesleyan University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 71%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan University admissions.

Ohio Wesleyan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at OWU is an impressive 10 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 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Ohio Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,494 undergraduates at OWU with 1,487 being full-time and 7 being part-time.

How Much Does Ohio Wesleyan University Cost?

The overall average net price of OWU is $25,294. 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 +
$21,679 $21,466 $22,111 $24,940 $31,129

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At OWU, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $8,228 a year. That adds up to $32,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OWU is 4.5%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from OWU make around $45,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for OWU students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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. Delaware is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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
Health & Physical Education 34 NA
Business Administration & Management 31 NA
General Psychology 27 $27,600
Zoology 24 NA
Accounting 20 NA
Political Science & Government 18 NA
Romance Languages 16 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 13 NA
Writing Studies 12 NA
General Biology 12 NA

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

Learn more about online learning at Ohio Wesleyan University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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