Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University is a national liberal arts university with a philosophy and curriculum that directly connect traditional liberal arts with international and practical experience.The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyans unique curricular approach, melds interdisciplinary classroom and laboratory learning with travel and field experience to provide students with a rich learning experience that prepares them for their next step, whether that is a career or graduate school.Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan is remarkable for the depth of its academic and pre-professional programs, the international dimension of its curriculum, its focus on community through leadership and service, and its unwavering commitment to linking theory and practice in a global context and in every field of study.The universitys commitment to uniting theory and practice is exemplified by its program of competitive grants, which allow students to propose and conduct original research, complete internships, participate in service, or experience cultural immersion throughout the world. Additionally, travel-learning courses invite students to travel internationally with classmates and professors as part of the course curriculum, giving students an up-close look at the issues they are studying in the classroom. Travel-learning courses have visited locales as disparate as Bangladesh and Brazil, studying topics ranging from economics to tectonics. Ohio Wesleyan also provides a large offering of traditional study-abroad options. Students can arrange individual projects, and formal programs are offered in more than 20 countries.The OWU Connection also features interdisciplinary classes and programs that enable students to explore important topics in depth from a variety of perspectives. The university offers 86 majors, with additional minors and concentrations, far more than most institutions of its size. Honors study offers unusual opportunities to talented students, while all students are encouraged to pursue internships and research. Classes are small, and nearly all full-time tenure track-professors hold a Ph.D. or equivalent. Ohio Wesleyan has no teaching assistants; all classes are taught by professors.Ohio Wesleyan is located on a beautiful 200-acre campus, connected to Delawares lively downtown. Students come from more than 40 states and nearly 40 countries. Housing options include six large residence halls, a number of smaller special-interest living units, and seven fraternity houses. Sorority houses are nonresidential. Located only 20 miles from Columbus, Ohios capital and the nations 15th-largest city, Ohio Wesleyan offers the best of small-town living with the abundant opportunities for learning, internships, and cultural opportunities found in a major urban center. Students can participate in nearly 100 campus organizations as well as 23 NCAA Division III mens and womens athletic teams. In 2011, the mens soccer team won its second Division III national championship, and the teams coach, Jay Martin, became the winningest coach in mens collegiate soccer across all NCAA divisions. OWU has won the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy nine times and boasts more conference championships and Academic All-America scholar-athletes than any other school in the conference. Ohio Wesleyan also has an active intramural and club sports scene.Ohio Wesleyan has been on the Presidents Honor Roll for Community Service, with Distinction, for the last four consecutive years, and in 2009 was one of only three colleges in the United States to win the Presidents Award for Excellence in General Community Service.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1842 N/A Semester $201.6 million + 61 S. Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015 (740) 368-2000
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55 100.0 Ohio Delaware 658

Overall Score

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Score 55

Graduation and Retention Rates (22.5%)

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6-year graduation rate 67%
High school counselor score (out of 5) 3.9

Faculty Resources (20%)

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Classes with fewer than 20 students 68.5%
Classes with 50 or more students 0%
Student-faculty ratio 10:1

Student Selectivity (12.5%)

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Fall 2016 acceptance rate 72%