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Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions

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

Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Ohio Wesleyan University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 32%
Mean SAT Score 1209
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 25.8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 58.8%
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 ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes March 1 ––

Applying Early to Ohio Wesleyan University?

Ohio Wesleyan University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means 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

🗓️ 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 53%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 68%.

Ohio Wesleyan University accepts approximately 87% of early action applicants and 68% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Ohio Wesleyan University admitted 43 of the 81 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Ohio Wesleyan University admitted 1,431 of the 1,647 who applied early action.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows your interest in a school.

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

More on Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Ohio Wesleyan University is not difficult.

Transferring to Ohio Wesleyan University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Ohio Wesleyan University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Ohio Wesleyan University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at Ohio Wesleyan University

What does Ohio Wesleyan University consider 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 Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Ohio Wesleyan University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Interview after initial application review. Letters of recommendation: Only require counselor recommendation.
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
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 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At Ohio Wesleyan University 32% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 60% were in the top 25% and 91% 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 ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

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 looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 25.8% of Ohio Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 58.8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Ohio Wesleyan University?

To be competitive with other Ohio Wesleyan University applicants, you should strive to score between 1110 and 1323 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Ohio Wesleyan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1323 and 25% of scored lower than 1110, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Ohio Wesleyan University student is 1209.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ohio Wesleyan University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ohio Wesleyan University students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Ohio Wesleyan University?

To be most competitive at Ohio Wesleyan University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ohio Wesleyan University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ohio Wesleyan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Ohio Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is not 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 students can enroll in Ohio Wesleyan University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring 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.

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

✅ Ohio Wesleyan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

❌ No, Ohio Wesleyan University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Ohio Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Ohio Wesleyan University is 68%.

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

✅ Ohio Wesleyan University's early decision acceptance rate was 53% in 2021.

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

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Ohio Wesleyan University was 87% in 2021.

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Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Ohio Wesleyan University? Ohio Wesleyan University is a less selective institution. The Ohio Wesleyan University acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 68 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


23 and Less


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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1323 and Above


1110 to 1323


1110 and Less


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 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 3.54. 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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Campus Setting

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