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Ohio Wesleyan University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Ohio Wesleyan University Description:

Ohio Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college's 200-acre is located 20 minutes north of Columbus, Ohio, in the town of Delaware. 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. In athletics, the OWU Battling Bishops participate in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,819 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 99% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,150
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,760
  • Other Expenses: $1,750
  • Total Cost: $52,960

Ohio Wesleyan University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,362
    • Loans: $6,099

Most Popular Majors:

Business, Economics, Fine Arts, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 61%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Ohio Wesleyan University Statement of Aims:

complete statement available at http://about.owu.edu/statementOfAims.html

"SINCE ITS FOUNDING, Ohio Wesleyan has maintained its connection with the Methodist (now United Methodist) Church, offering a quality of scholarship, leadership, and service that has enriched both Church and society. Its charter provided that “the University is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles, accessible to all religious denominations, and designed for the benefit of our citizens in general.” In the spirit of this heritage, the University defines itself as a community of teachers and students devoted to the free pursuit of truth. It attempts to develop in its students qualities of intellect and character that will be useful no matter what they choose to do in later life."

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