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Ohio Wesleyan Featured In ‘Fiske Guide To Colleges 2017’

July 1, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

University Included on Latest List of ‘Best and Most Interesting Colleges’

DELAWARE, Ohio – “The academics here are intense and challenging.” “The professors are very accessible and are willing to help students however they can.” “There are many social events on campus to get students busy and entertained.”

These comments were provided by Ohio Wesleyan University students to editors of the newly published “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017,” which features OWU on its list of the “best and most interesting” four-year colleges in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the yearly guidebook selected schools to include in its 2017 edition following “a selective, subjective, and systematic look at three-hundred-plus colleges and universities” in the three countries. The guide also includes comments from Ohio Wesleyan students on topics including academics, campus setting, student body, financial aid, housing, food, social life, and extracurricular activities.

The guide also describes Ohio Wesleyan as “a small school with a big commitment to providing its students with a well-rounded education” and notes that “OWU hallmarks include strong preparation for graduate and professional school, a solid grounding in the liberal arts, and an emphasis on having fun outside the classroom.”

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Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 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,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at