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Ohio Wesleyan University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Ohio Wesleyan University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 1 and Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Applying 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.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! 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 about 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 decison. In 2021, Ohio Wesleyan University admitted 1,431 of the 1,647 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Ohio Wesleyan University?

Ohio Wesleyan University is aslightly difficult school to get into. Ohio Wesleyan University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Ohio Wesleyan University **accepted 68% of students, around 2,710 of the 3,961 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Ohio Wesleyan University, MIN Admissions to Honors program is program extremely difficult.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult. For applicants who are not residents of Ohio, getting into Ohio Wesleyan University is slightly difficult.

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 has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Ohio Wesleyan University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Ohio Wesleyan University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements Interview after initial application review.

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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%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Ohio Wesleyan University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 36%

Ohio Wesleyan University is test optional. 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's a Good SAT Score for Ohio Wesleyan University?

To be competitive with other Ohio Wesleyan University applicants, you should strive to earn 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.

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What's 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.

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Transferring to Ohio Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is slightly 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?

Students who are admitted to Ohio Wesleyan University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

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) creditsand 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 you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Ohio Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

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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

68%

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.

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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

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ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

23 to 29

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1323

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Math SAT Range

558 - 660

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Reading SAT Range

550 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1323 and Above

Good

1110 to 1323

Avg

1110 and Less

Low

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.54

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.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,426

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$47,130

Out-of-State

$47,130

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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