Press Release

Princeton Review

August 2, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan Among Guidebook’s ‘Best’ and ‘Best Midwestern’ Colleges for 2018

DELAWARE, Ohio – After surveying hundreds of Ohio Wesleyan University students about their OWU experiences, The Princeton Review has deemed the University to be one of the nation’s “Best” and “Best Midwestern” colleges for 2018.

At Ohio Wesleyan, “students are happy, lab facilities are great, internships are widely available, (there’s) great financial aid, everyone loves the Battling Bishops, (and) frats and sororities are popular,” according to The Princeton Review’s new guidebook, released this week.

In addition, Ohio Wesleyan students gave their professors an “interesting” rating of 93 and an accessible rating of 92, with one student noting: “A major benefit of going to a smaller school is that I am on a first-name basis with multiple professors, and even text them if I need help with something.”

For the new guidebook, “The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition,” The Princeton Review’s editors surveyed 137,000 college students nationwide – approximately 358 per school – about their school’s academics, administration, campus life, student body, and themselves.

“We picked the 382 ‘best’ colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president-publisher and the guidebook’s lead author. “[W]e highly recommend each one.”

Learn more about The Princeton Review, its “The Best 382 Colleges” guidebook, and its methodology at www.princetonreview.com/best382. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan, including academic opportunities and enrollment information, at www.owu.edu/admission.


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 www.owu.edu.