The Princeton Review has named Ohio Wesleyan as one of the U.S. colleges and universities giving students 'the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck' in its newly released ‘Colleges That Pay You Back' book. (Photo by Spenser Hickey '15)

‘Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck’

Ohio Wesleyan Recommended in Princeton Review Book, ‘Colleges That Pay You Back: 2018 Edition’

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – After analyzing more than 40 data points for over 650 U.S. colleges and universities, The Princeton Review® has named Ohio Wesleyan University as one of “The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck."

The designation comes in the new book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: 2018 Edition” released today by Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books. 

“We salute Ohio Wesleyan University, and all of our ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’ schools,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and book’s lead author. “They stand out for their outstanding academics and their affordability via generous financial aid to students with need and/or comparatively low sticker prices. Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of valuable alumni support.”

 The Princeton Review created its list based on data collected in 2016-17 from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges and universities nationwide. The company also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the schools and surveys of school alumni conducted by through April 2017.

The Princeton Review determined ROI (return on investment) for each school utilizing data points that included the areas of academics, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries, and job satisfaction.

According to Ohio Wesleyan’s listing in the new “Colleges That Pay You Back” book:

Ohio Wesleyan “strives to prepare [its] students with the necessary experience to be employed after college” and to that end, the Office of Career Services provides individual counseling, creative programming, and technological services, and invites students and faculty to request workshops on topics they feel would benefit the student career path, such as salary negotiation or graduate school preparation.

In addition to being listed in “Colleges That Pay You Back,” Ohio Wesleyan also is included in The Princeton Review guidebook “The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition,” released in August. The guidebook includes Ohio Wesleyan as one of the nation’s “Best” and “Best Midwestern” colleges.

Learn more about The Princeton Review, its new “Colleges That Pay You Back” book, and its methodology at

New this year, Ohio Wesleyan is offering $30,000 merit scholarships to prospective students who have a minimum 3.4 GPA and either an 1150 SAT or 23 ACT score when they enroll at the university. If the students remain in good academic standing, their Branch Rickey Scholarships will be renewable for up to four years. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan, including academic, enrollment, and financial aid opportunities at

About Ohio Wesleyan University

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at