Ohio Wesleyan University

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world rank  1500

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University Overview

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Delaware (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Ohio. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Columbus. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 177 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym OWU
Founded 1842
Motto In lumine tuo videbimus lumen
In Thy light shall we see light
Colours Red and black

University Location

Address 61 S Sandusky Street
Delaware (population range: 10,000-49,999)
43015-2370 Ohio
United States
T +1 (740) 368 2020
F +1 (740) 368 3314
Other locations Columbus

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 61 South Sandusky Street
Delaware 43015
+1 (740) 368 3020
800 922 8953

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Ohio Wesleyan University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society ACS
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
  • State of Ohio Board of Regents

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Five Colleges of Ohio
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)
  • Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA)
  • CIS (Council of International Schools)
  • International Association of College Admission Counselors
  • Institute of International Education
  • Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • EducationUSA

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020