Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan University Opens Doors to St. Joseph's Students

February 13, 2017 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

Transferring to a new college can be a difficult decision, but at Ohio Wesleyan, we do all we can to make the transition as easy as possible, both academically and socially. Additional information for Transfer Students.

At Ohio Wesleyan, providing real support to students in transition is a core part of our mission. We know this is a difficult time for the students of St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind., which has announced that it is suspending operations.

Ohio Wesleyan is reaching out to the students of St. Joseph's and will match any institutional grants and scholarships (excluding athletic scholarships) plus an additional $6,000 transfer award per year (renewable).

"It is deeply disheartening to lose an outstanding liberal arts institution like St. Joseph's College," said Susan Dileno, vice president for enrollment. "We want to do all we can for St. Joseph's students to offer a smooth and easy transfer process to a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College that provides the small classes, personal attention, and rich opportunities that they value."

Ohio Wesleyan has a proven history of helping transfer students build a rich and relevant education in our welcoming, vibrant campus community.

St. Joseph's students interested in transferring to Ohio Wesleyan University will need to apply for admission using either the Transfer Common Application or the OWU Online Application. They must also submit a FAFSA to receive the matching grants and scholarships plus the additional $6,000 per year transfer award.

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