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Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%

Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Ohio Wesleyan University. Around 52% of applicants get into Ohio Wesleyan University each year. Out of 5,324 applications received in 2023, 2,778 students were offered admission.

Consult with Ohio Wesleyan University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who apply to Ohio Wesleyan University for fall semester should hear back from Ohio Wesleyan University by November 1.

Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Ohio Wesleyan University's admissions stats.

Ohio Wesleyan University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Ohio Wesleyan University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Ohio Wesleyan University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 1
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 3 1 November 1

Want to Apply Early to Ohio Wesleyan University?

Ohio Wesleyan University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Ohio Wesleyan University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Ohio Wesleyan University is 45%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 52%.

Ohio Wesleyan University accepts about 7% of early action applicants and 52% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Ohio Wesleyan University admitted 18 of the 40 students who applied early decision. Last year, Ohio Wesleyan University admitted 1,341 of the 1,924 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of Ohio, getting into Ohio Wesleyan University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Ohio Wesleyan University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Ohio Wesleyan University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Ohio Wesleyan University

Wondering what factors are considered by Ohio Wesleyan University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Ohio Wesleyan University for more information on admission factors.

Ohio Wesleyan University Application Requirements

To apply to Ohio Wesleyan University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Ohio Wesleyan University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Summary of school and community activities
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ohio Wesleyan University?

Students admitted to Ohio Wesleyan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. , 25% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Ohio Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 29%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Ohio Wesleyan University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

More Information on Transferring to Ohio Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Ohio Wesleyan University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Ohio Wesleyan University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ohio Wesleyan University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ohio Wesleyan University.

Does Ohio Wesleyan University accept transfer credits?

✅ Ohio Wesleyan University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ohio Wesleyan University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Ohio Wesleyan University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Ohio Wesleyan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ohio Wesleyan University?

✅ Ohio Wesleyan University is not test optional.

What is Ohio Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

✅ Ohio Wesleyan University's acceptance rate is 52%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ohio Wesleyan University?

✅ Ohio Wesleyan University's early decision acceptance rate was 45% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Ohio Wesleyan University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Ohio Wesleyan University was 7% in 2021.

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Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Ohio Wesleyan University? Ohio Wesleyan University is a somewhat selective institution. The Ohio Wesleyan University acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 52 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Ohio Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Ohio Wesleyan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Ohio Wesleyan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.71. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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