On Aug. 20, 2016, Ohio Wesleyan University welcomed the Class of 2020 during OWU’s 175th Convocation ceremony – with students from 10 countries and 35 U.S. states and commonwealths.

Class profile statistics

Gender Breakdown:                                    

  • 47.9% Female (234)
  • 52.1% Male (255)

Racial Breakdown:

  • 26.2% U.S. Multicultural (124)
  • 3.1% International students (15)
  • 28.4% Total Multicultural

SAT/ACT Scores*

SAT

  • Average (CR & Math) = 1128
  • Mid-50% range = 1020-1240
  • Critical Reading average = 569
  • Math average = 558
  • Writing average = 544

ACT

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

Class Rank and GPA:

  • Average GPA = 3.42
  • Average class rank = 33.44% (312)**
  • 22.1%** were in the top 10% of their high school class (69)
  • 45.2%** were in the top 25% of their high school class (141)

Geographic Breakdown:

  • 35 US States Represented (including DC, PR and VI)
  • 53% Ohio (259)
  • States represented include California (34), Maryland (17), Illinois (15), Michigan (13), Connecticut (12), Massachusetts (12), Pennsylvania (12), New Jersey (11), and New York (11)
  • 10 Countries Represented (including U.S.)
  • Countries represented include Pakistan (4), China (2), and Netherlands (2)

Primary Interest for Majors:

  • Arts (27) 5.5%
  • Humanities (27) 5.5%
  • Natural Science (204) 41.7%
  • Social Science (159) 32.5%
  • 43 Pre-Professional (8.8%)
  • 39 Zoology (8%)
  • 37 Business/Business Administration (7.6%)
  • 32 HHK (6.5%)
  • 24 Economics/Economics Management (4.9%)
  • 24 Psychology (4.9%)
  • 21 Education (4.3%)
  • 18 Biology (3.7%)
  • 18 Computer Science (3.7%)
  • 72 Undecided (14.7%)

Legacies:

  • 28 (5.7%) students have a parent or grandparent who graduated from OWU
  • 65 (13.3%) additional students have other relatives who graduated from OWU

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