On Aug. 20, 2017, Ohio Wesleyan University welcomed the Class of 2021 during OWU’s 176th Convocation ceremony – with students from 13 countries and 31 U.S. states and commonwealths.

Class profile statistics

Gender Breakdown:                                    

  • 53.3% Female (243)
  • 46.7% Male (213)

Racial Breakdown:

  • 29.2% U.S. Multicultural (133)
  • 5.5% International students (25)
  • 35% Total Multicultural

SAT/ACT Scores*

SAT

  • Average (EBRW + Math) = 1156
  • Mid-50% range = 1060-1260
  • SAT EBRW average = 585
  • SAT math average = 572

ACT

  • Average = 25
  • Mid-50% range = 22-28

Class Rank and GPA:

  • Average GPA = 3.42
  • Average class rank = 31.88% (276)**
  • 21%** were in the top 10% of their high school class (58)
  • 46.4%** were in the top 25% of their high school class (128)

Geographic Breakdown:

  • 31 US States Represented (including DC, PR and VI)
  • 53.3% Ohio (243)
  • States represented include Florida (28), California (22), Maryland (14), New york (13), Pennsylvania (13),
  • 13 Countries Represented (including U.S.)
  • Countries represented include Pakistan (8), China (5), India (3), and Vietnam (2)

Primary Interest for Majors:

  • 51 Business Administration (11.2%)

  • 50 Pre Professional (11%)

  • 41 Zoology (9%)

  • 39 HHK (8.6%)

  • 28 Physics/Astrophysics/Engineering (6.1%)

  • 21 Psychology (4.6%)

  • 18 Education (3.9%)

  • 15 Biology (3.3%)

  • 11 Politics and Government (2.4%)

  • 49 Undecided (10.7%)

Legacies:

  • 27 (5.9%) students have a parent or grandparent who graduated from OWU
  • 34 (7.5%) additional students have other relatives who graduated from OWU

* of those reporting scores (374)
** of U.S. Freshmen reporting rank