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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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