Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU)

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Ohio Wesleyan University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Delaware, OH, a predominately suburban area. There are around 1,600 students enrolled per year at OWU.

OWU sends acceptance letters to around 70 percent of applicants. Of those that are admitted, around 14 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admission.owu.edu.

Overall OWU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ohio Wesleyan University was reported as 67.3% in Fall 2020 with over 4,280 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Ohio Wesleyan University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 71.5%
  • 2017-2018: 71.4%
  • 2018-2019: 69.0%
  • 2019-2020: 67.3%
  • Projected OWU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 64.2%

How Does OWU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ohio Wesleyan University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Otterbein University80.2%
Ohio Dominican University83.9%
Columbus College of Art and Design92.8%
Mount Carmel College of Nursing73.6%
Capital University72.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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