1,452  total enrollment

42.7%  male, 55.4%  female, 1.8% another gender, .1% not reported

40  states and U.S. territories

27  countries

65.9%  Ohio resident students

25.3%  international and U.S. multicultural/BIPOC students

23.1%  first-generation college students

Visit the First-Year Student Class Profile for stats about OWU's newest class of Bishops.


Ohio Wesleyan students consistently rate the faculty highly for quality of teaching, excitement about their academic disciplines, mentoring, commitment, and accessibility. 100% of full-time tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or equivalent or are completing work toward the degree.

11:1  student:faculty ratio

17  average class size (65% of classes have fewer than 21 students, 39% have fewer than 16 students)

96  full-time faculty

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

$53,264  Tuition (2024-2025 academic year)

$14,684  Standard food and housing (2024-2025 academic year)

$312  Student health fee (2024-2025 academic year)
$314  Student activity fee (WCSA, 2024-2025 academic year)

99%  of OWU students receive merit-based and/or need-based financial aid

$53,210  is the average package of merit-based and other financial aid for current first-year students. (2023-2024 academic year)

$18.6 million  awarded in OWU grants and scholarships annually to first-year students. (2023-2024 academic year)


Opportunities beyond those at other small colleges with more than 70 majors:

27%  of OWU students personalize their program by completing two majors

100% of students will complete an OWU Connection Experience. Connection Experiences are embedded in the academic program to ensure every student participates in experiential learning.

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Top 10 Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Zoology / Zoology Pre-Professional
  3. Business Administration
  4. Biology
  5. Education
  6. Health & Human Kinetics / Exercise Science
  7. Pre-Medicine / Pre-Dentistry
  8. Computer Science
  9. Communication
  10. Environmental Science


Ohio Wesleyan University has 24 varsity sports. OWU is a competitive member of the NCAA Division III and the North Coast Athletic Conference.

39.1%  of student body are varsity athletes.

128  Scholar-athletes named to the NCAC Academic Honor Roll in 2022-23

3 All-Americans and 1 Academic All-America® scholar-athletes named in 2022-23

9  NCAC All-Sports Titles

National Coach of the Year Three Times  Awarded to men's soccer coach Jay Martin, who also is collegiate men's soccer's all-time winningest coach across all NCAA divisions.


Delaware, Ohio  30 minutes from Columbus, 14th largest city in the U.S.


96%  of 2022 OWU graduates responding to our survey report being employed, in graduate school, or taking an intentional gap year.

81%  of recent OWU graduates responding to our survey report working in their field of choice.

Ohio Wesleyan is test-optional for all students.


15  countries represented by Ohio Wesleyan's first-year students (other than the U.S.); Top countries include India, Thailand, and Japan

26  countries represented by Ohio Wesleyan's student body (other than the U.S.);  top countries include India and Thailand