The word is out: Ohio Wesleyan University is among the select, prime, choice colleges in the country.
And while we’re busy making the news, we’re not the only one spreading it. Respected national publications have taken note of OWU’s success and are writing about us. Read on for the experts’ take on where we stand and we’re rated so highly.
U.S. News & World Report: One of the Top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” and an “A+ Option for B Students.” Complete story
Forbes Magazine: OWU ranks No. 1 in Ohio and No. 17 among “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges 2015”. Complete story
Money Magazine: One of the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” based on “educational quality, affordability, and alumni earnings” and one of the “20 Best Colleges for Merit Aid”. Complete story
The Fiske Guide To Colleges: One of the “best and most interesting” four-year colleges in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and a “small school with a big commitment to providing its students with a well-rounded education” Complete story
Colleges That Change Lives: One of only 40 U.S. colleges and universities included in the latest guidebook created by a former New York Times education editor. Newest edition
Colleges of Distinction: One of the nation’s “Colleges of Distinction,” providing strong opportunities for students “to learn, to grow, and to succeed” Complete story
Washington Monthly: Among the nation’s top 50 liberal arts colleges (2nd year in a row!) for “contribution to the public good.” Complete story
The Princeton Review: One of “The Best 381 Colleges” and “Best Midwestern” colleges in the United States. Complete story
MORE GOOD NEWS AND NUMBERS
A 2017 New York Times report shows 66.9% of lower-income OWU students moved to the top 40% in income 10 years after graduation - a higher mark than schools such as Denison, Kenyon, Miami, Oberlin, and Wooster.
Payscale, Inc. listed OWU as one of the nation’s top undergraduate colleges in salary potential for bachelor’s degree holders and all alumni in both their early and mid-careers. Newest edition
Ohio Wesleyan was recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for general and interfaith community service with distinction, where students logged more than 40,000 hours of service during the reporting period. Complete story
The “OWU Better Together” campaign, which focused on issues of food supply and hunger, received a national Iinterfaith Youth Core award for “Best Overall Campaign.” Complete story
PHI BETA KAPPA ranked OWU among the top 8% of America’s most distinguished colleges and universities that have a chapter of the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Complete story
OWU’s 5-year Graduate School Acceptance rates to medical and dental schools are more than twice the national average. Our law school acceptance rate is 95%, well above national average.
President Rock Jones earned the 2014 “Outstanding Performance As A College or University President Award”; from Region IV-East of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for his work advancing the quality of student life on OWU’s campus. Complete story