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 2,100 students enrolled per year at OWU.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at Ohio Wesleyan University. A score between 1480 - 1860 on the SAT exam, or 22 - 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the OWU average GPA (3.13 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. OWU sends acceptance letters to around 80 percent of applicants. Of those that are admitted, around 18 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admission.owu.edu.

Overall OWU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Ohio Wesleyan University was reported as 75.4% in Fall 2013 with over 4,030 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • OWU SAT Scores: 1480 - 1860
  • OWU ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • OWU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Ohio Wesleyan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of OWU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for OWU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 64.0%
  • 2010-2011: 69.4%
  • 2011-2012: 69.8%
  • 2012-2013: 73.6%
  • 2013-2014: 75.4%
  • Projected OWU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.4%

How Does OWU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ohio Wesleyan University is thirty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Otterbein University73.7%
Ohio Dominican University49.4%
Columbus College of Art and Design87.4%
Mount Carmel College of Nursing54.2%
Capital University76.0%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to OWU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 620
Math500 - 630
Writing490 - 610
Total Score1480 - 1860
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math21 - 26
Composite Score22 - 27
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