Established by a local pastor in a former hotel, Ohio Wesleyan University is a liberal arts college in mid-Ohio. OWU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 90 fields of study and more than a quarter of the student body chooses to double major. Throughout the year, OWU students participate in a number of all campus traditions from Day on the JAY to the President’s Ball to Midnight Breakfast. In addition to classroom space, the OWU campus is home to the Ross Art Museum featuring a permanent collection of over 2500 paintings and sculptures including works by Picasso.
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It's a good school, but one where you only get out what you put in. This school has a surprising degree of academic rigor, but only if you seek it out; it has a lot of advanced and specialist scholarship opportunities, but only if you seek them out; lots of fun programs, clubs, and teams; but again, only if you seek them out. Not a school to write off from the face value of price, size, and typical college statistics.
Jay from Dayton, OH
Ohio Wesleyan University is an amazing environment in which individuals find out more about who they are and how they interact with others. I know that even though I'm only a sophomore I have learned so much about my interests and habits just from the three semesters I've spent on campus this far. It's hard to imagine my life had I not chosen OWU; it would be so empty.
Emily from Amherst, OH
The campus is small in size, but it is extremely diverse and is home to many international students. With that said, there is a grand array of clubs, sports, events, languages to take, and things to do. Our motto at Ohio Wesleyan University, is to Never have an ordinary day!
Alescia at Ohio Wesleyan University
The people are friendly and helpful. They really make you feel welcome. The school is small, intimate, and truly personalized.
Jane from Akron,Ohio
Ohio Wesleyan is situated in quaint, rural mid-west environment with a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, making it an awesome place to learn first-hand from a very talented and dedicated group of academics. It offers a broad range of student activities, ranging from special-interest clubs to foreign study programs to highly-competitive Division 3 athletics. For the student seeking a high-quality education without the distractions of a large city, I strongly recommend visiting OWU in Delaware, OH.