Ohio Wesleyan University : Profile

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61 S Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Website: www.owu.edu/
Location: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI

Get a snapshot of Ohio Wesleyan University with this general overview, including student enrollment and graduation rates, average test scores, student demographics, and more.

Mission Statement

Since its founding, Ohio Wesleyan has maintained its connection with the Methodist (now United Methodist) Church, offering a quality of scholarship, leadership, and service that has enriched both Church and society. Its charter provided that "the University is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles, accessible to all religious denominations, and designed for the benefit of our citizens in general." In the spirit of this heritage, the University defines itself as a community of teachers and students devoted to the free pursuit of truth. It attempts to develop in its students qualities of intellect and character that will be useful no matter what they choose to do in later life. Ohio Wesleyan judges itself successful when it has accomplished three objectives in its work with students: The first is to impart knowledge. The second major objective is to develop and enhance certain important capabilities of students, including the foundation skills of reading, writing, and quantitative analysis. The third objective is to place education in the context of values. To the extent that Ohio Wesleyan educates liberally, it fulfills its ultimate purpose of equipping students with knowledge, competence, and character for leadership, service, and continued learning in a complex and increasingly global society.

School Characteristics

Student Population
41660 per year

Length of Study: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist

Test Scores & GPA

Average GPA: yes

School Profile

Total Enrollment: 1734
Retention Rate: 79%
Graduation Rate: 569

School Accreditation

National: Yes
Regional: yes
Federal: Yes

Male / Female Enrollment


Total Enrollment


School data was obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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