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Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH
Ohio Wesleyan, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Delaware, 20 miles north of Columbus.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,639
   Women 856 (52.2%)
   Men 783 (47.8%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 72% of 4,123 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.42
SAT Math 500-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 510-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $59,410
  Tuition and Fees $44,090
  Room and Board $11,770
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $35,757
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 137
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Delaware Population 35,925 
Nearest Metropolitan Area Columbus
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 91% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Battling Bishops
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.7% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students 5.6%
First-Year Students Returning 80.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 62.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported