1,410  total enrollment

43.8%  male, 56.1%  female, 0.1% gender non-binary/not-reported

44  states and U.S. territories

27  countries

62.4%  Ohio resident students

27.6%  international and U.S. multicultural/BIPOC students


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 (80% of classes have fewer than 21 students, 60% have fewer than 16 students)

95  full-time faculty

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

$51,711  Tuition (2023-2024 academic year)

$14,226  Standard housing and dining (2023-2024 academic year)

$300  Student health fee (2023-2024 academic year)
$286  Student activity fee (WCSA, 2023-2024 academic year)

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

$47,984  is the average package of merit-based and other financial aid for first-year students. $18.5 million awarded in OWU grants and scholarships annually to first-year students. (2022-2023 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

91%  of recent grads had at least one OWU Connection Experience.

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Top 10 Majors

  1. Zoology – General
  2. Psychology
  3. Health & Human Kinetics
  4. Zoology – Pre-Professional
  5. Tie between Education – Inclusive Elementary and Business – Marketing Concentration
  6. Business – Management Concentration
  7. Computer Science
  8. Tie between Politics & Government and Communication
  9. Tie between Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry and Environmental Science
  10. Neuroscience


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.

108  Scholar-athletes named to the NCAC Academic Honor Roll in 2021-22

5  All-America selections in 2021-22

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.


97%  of 2021 OWU graduates responding to our survey report being employed and/or in graduate school.

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 Class of 2026; Top countries include India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

26  countries represented by Ohio Wesleyan’s student body (other than the U.S.); Top countries include India, Pakistan, Japan, and Vietnam