University Hall #003
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Columbus and Central Ohio earn high marks as desirable communities in recognition of their many opportunities and amenities for residents and visitors.
Columbus currently is the 14th largest city in the nation (population 922,200) and is the home of attractions including the Columbus Museum of Art, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Short North Arts District, and both the Columbus Blue Jackets (National Hockey League) and Columbus Crew Soccer Club (Major League Soccer).
Recent accolades for the Columbus region include:
For more Columbus news, including relocation information, visit the Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Experience Columbus Relocation Guide.
Ohio Wesleyan is located within the City and County of Delaware, both consistently ranked as great places to live, work, and raise a family.
The City of Delaware (with nearly 44,000 residents) has been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Places to Live in America” and by WalletHub.com for being in the 70th percentile of America’s best small cities based on economic health, affordability, quality of life, safety, and education and health.
The city’s historic downtown – steps away from OWU’s campus – offers a wide variety of shopping and dining as well as seasonal farmers’ markets and monthly “First Friday” celebrations.
Delaware County (with more than 214,000 residents) is recognized routinely as one of Ohio’s fastest-growing and finest communities, with a desirable quality of life that includes low unemployment and strong schools.
Delaware County residents see the value of education at all levels: 56 percent of its adult residents have a bachelor’s degree. Delaware County is the only county in Ohio where more than half its adult residents have a bachelor’s degree. (The U.S. average is 33 percent.) In addition, 96 percent of the county's adult residents have a high school diploma. (The national average is 88 percent.)
Combined, Delaware City and County offer lots of shopping, dining, and outdoor activities, including two state parks and the popular Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The public secondary schools also are highly regarded, earning accolades for the caliber of the academics and opportunities for students.
Recent accolades for the Delaware area include: