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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?

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2021 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 20 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

OWU is ranked #299 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

OWU is also ranked #14 out of 80 schools in Ohio.

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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.

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Ohio Wesleyan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At OWU, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 51%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 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 1,561 undergraduates at OWU with 1,547 being full-time and 14 being part-time.

OWU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 89.30 out of 100, OWU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  89.30 out of 100
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How Much Does Ohio Wesleyan University Cost?

The overall average net price of OWU is $25,390. 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 +
$20,937 $21,438 $24,778 $26,318 $32,123

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 2.9%. 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.


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Location of Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Delaware, Ohio. Delaware is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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
Health & Physical Education 34 NA
Business Administration & Management 31 NA
General Psychology 28 $27,600
Zoology 24 NA
Accounting 20 NA
Romance Languages 19 NA
Political Science & Government 18 NA
Sociology 14 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 13 NA
Writing Studies 12 NA

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

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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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