What do you care about? Where do you want to go? Who do you want to be?


Ohio Wesleyan’s goal is to provide every student with transformational experiences that will prepare them for the causes, careers, and graduate school opportunities they want to pursue.

We do that through close relationships with faculty-mentors—and through a unique academic program called The OWU Connection.

OWU is one of the most comprehensive liberal arts schools in the country. It is one of only 45 schools featured in Colleges That Change Lives and is ranked as a top national liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report. OWU’s breadth of more than 70 majors includes Business, Data Analytics, Fine Arts, Communication, and Education; scientific fields such as Neuroscience and Zoology; and a wide range of pre-professional areas, including Medicine, Dentistry, Law, and Engineering.

The OWU Connection

What makes OWU distinctive is its focus on connection—it’s the foundation of The OWU Connection.

  • You will Think Big as you span academic disciplines and work closely with faculty to explore the world’s important challenges.
  • You will Do Good as you serve the community and make the world a better, more caring place.
  • You will Go Global through opportunities to expand your classroom learning and global perspective by immersing yourself in another culture
  • You will Get Real as you take what you've learned in the classroom and put it to work in real-world settings like internships and unique projects.

Employers covet OWU’s well-prepared graduates. In 2022, 96% of reporting graduates were employed and/or in graduate school within six months. OWU’s new Career Connection program connects students with internship opportunities from Silicon Valley to the Mayo Clinic to the New York arts world and Wall Street.

OWU students are uber-involved on the beautiful, historic, 200-acre campus in central Ohio, with over 100 student clubs, organizations, and activities. Bishops compete on 24 varsity sports teams and students contribute more than 40,000 hours a year in volunteer service.