Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University, commonly referred to as Wesleyan or OWU, was established in 1842. It was originally a nonsectarian liberal arts institution for men. In 1877, the Ohio Wesleyan Female College which was founded in 1853, merged with OWU. OWU's recent enrollments have been more than 1,500 students at its 200-acre campus in Delaware, Ohio.

Students of Ohio Wesleyan University are awarded the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Courses in the fields of history, physical education, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, environmental studies, fine arts, music, women's and gender studies, zoology, theater and dance, education, English, and journalism, among others.

The athletics department of Ohio Wesleyan University fields sports teams in golf, lacrosse, soccer, football, baseball, and softball. Nicknamed the Battling Bishops, the teams compete in the NCAA's Division III and have been the winners of several championships.

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Contacting Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S Sandusky Street
Delaware , OH 43015-2370
General Phone: (740) 368-2000

Ohio Wesleyan University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts115East Asian studies, Latin American studies, German studies, African-American studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, ...
Science63biology, biochemistry, botany, microbiology, zoology, genetics, astrophysics, chemistry, geology, ...
Business and Management57accounting, managerial economics, international business
Therapy and Counseling45psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science
Fine Arts20fine arts, art history and criticism
Education and Teaching18middle school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching
Drama and Performing Arts10dance, drama
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy, religion, pre-ministerial studies
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies
Music3music, music performance
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Medicine1neuroscience, pre-dentistry, pre-med, medical preparatory
Family and Social Work0social service professions

Number of programs and degrees for Ohio Wesleyan University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38064

Ohio Wesleyan University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ohio Wesleyan University had a total enrollment of 1,986 students (1,990 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 46%
20-21 43%
22-24 9%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)9%
New York4%
New Jersey3%
Washington, DC1%

Ohio Wesleyan University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %

Ohio Wesleyan University Room and Board (2007)

Ohio Wesleyan University offers campus housing for 1,633 of its 1,990 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Delaware, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530650
SAT Math540650
ACT Verbal2428
ACT Math2430
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT77%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT60%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Ohio Wesleyan University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,700
Room and board $ 8,370
Room charge $ 4,120
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,580
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,050

Financial Aid:
Ohio Wesleyan University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 310900)

Ohio Wesleyan University Faculty

Ohio Wesleyan University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year49$75,87719$76,208
Associate professoracademic year17$53,92614$54,112
Assistant professoracademic year19$49,62513$49,593
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year87$65,22248$61,284

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ohio Wesleyan University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball North Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball North Coast Athletic Conference
Track North Coast Athletic Conference

Ohio Wesleyan University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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