On Aug. 15, 2019, Ohio Wesleyan University welcomed the Class of 2023 during OWU’s 178th Convocation ceremony – with students from 14 countries and 27 U.S. states and commonwealths.

Class profile statistics

Gender Breakdown:                                    

  • 56% Female 
  • 44% Male 

Racial Breakdown:

  • 26% U.S. Multicultural 
  • 5% International students 
  • 31% Total Multicultural

SAT/ACT Scores*

SAT

  • Average (EBRW + Math) = 1207
  • Mid-50% range = 1080-1320
  • SAT EBRW average = 601
  • SAT Math average = 606

ACT

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

Class Rank and GPA:

  • Average GPA = 3.54
  • 27%** were in the top 10% of their high school class 

Geographic Breakdown:

  • 27 U.S. States and territories represented (including Puerto Rico)
  • 66% Ohio
  • States represented include Illinois (14), Michigan (14), New York (14), California (12), and Pennsylvania (10)
  • 14 Countries Represented (including U.S.)
  • Countries represented include Pakistan (5), South Korea (2), and Vietnam (2)

Primary Interest for Majors:

  • 9% Business Administration
  • 7% Pre-Medicine
  • 6% Zoology
  • 5% Biology
  • 5% Psychology
  • 3% Zoology Pre-Professional
  • 3% Early Childhood Education
  • 2% Computer Science
  • 2% Health and Human Kinetics
  • 7% Undecided

Legacies:

  • 20 students have a parent or grandparent who graduated from OWU
  • 23 additional students have other relatives who graduated from OWU

* of those reporting scores
** of U.S. Freshmen reporting rank