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About Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University is a private, religious school that was founded in 1842. It is slightly difficult to get into Ohio Wesleyan University. It enrolls around 1,426 students a year, including 1,426 undergrads.

Ohio Wesleyan University offers early action and offers early decision.

Ohio Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate

In 2021, Ohio Wesleyan University accepted 68% of applicants. Ohio Wesleyan University admits 87% of students that apply early action. 53% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Ohio Wesleyan University. In 2021, 2,710 out of 3,961 total applicants were accepted.

Ohio Wesleyan University Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University offers early decision. Ohio Wesleyan University offers early action.

Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on December 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 87%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 26
Mean SAT score 1209
Tuition $46,870

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Ohio Wesleyan University.

Financial Aid at Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University meets 83.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $40,352 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Does Ohio Wesleyan University Offer On-Campus Housing?

Ohio Wesleyan University offers housing for up to 1,617 students.

The majority of Ohio Wesleyan University students live on campus.

Day on the JAY, Student Involvement Fair, and and President's Ball are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Ohio Wesleyan University.

GPA and Test Scores for Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University is considered slightly difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1209 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 26.

Is Ohio Wesleyan University Test Optional?

Ohio Wesleyan University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 25.8% submitted the SAT. 58.8% submitted the ACT.

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Want to Score 26 or Higher on the ACT?

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Ohio Wesleyan University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Ohio Wesleyan University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio Wesleyan University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Ohio Wesleyan University, around 82% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 458 students who started at Ohio Wesleyan University as first-time freshman, 279 graduate within four years.

Around 67% of students who started at Ohio Wesleyan University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 76 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $42,000 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $35,187 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Ohio Wesleyan University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Ohio Wesleyan University a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for Ohio Wesleyan University?

For each full-time student, Ohio Wesleyan University spends about $42,095.

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Where is Ohio Wesleyan University?

Ohio Wesleyan University is located in the small town setting of Delaware, Ohio , less than an hour from Columbus.

If you want to see Ohio Wesleyan University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 71 to Delaware, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Glenn Columbus International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Ohio Wesleyan University and Delaware are like without leaving home.

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College Info

61 South Sandusky Street Delaware, OH 43015

Campus Setting: Small Town

Ohio Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ohio Wesleyan University is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ohio Wesleyan University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Ohio Wesleyan University ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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29 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ohio Wesleyan University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Ohio Wesleyan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Ohio Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1323


Math SAT Range

558 - 660


Reading SAT Range

550 - 670

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Estimated Chance

1323 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ohio Wesleyan University students is 1209. Applicants with SAT scores of 1323 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ohio Wesleyan University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1323 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1110 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Ohio Wesleyan University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ohio Wesleyan University is like? There are approximately 1,426 students enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University. 104% percent of students attend school full-time, 18% percent are from OH and 82% percent of students are from other states.


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