Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation's premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU offers over 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world experience. OWU's 1,563 students represent 45 U.S. states and 32 countries. 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.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


A first year student is classified as a student coming in with no previous college coursework (with the exception of CCP and PSEO classes and AP and/or IB credits) and has not attended another college institution part or full time.


A transfer student is any student coming in with college coursework. You must have a least a 2.5 GPA to be accepted a a transfer student, and scholarship opportunities are available for students starting at a 3.0 GPA.

Additional Information

About 97% of Ohio Wesleyan students receive scholarships or need-based financial aid. 

Visit us

We offer campus visits Monday-Friday and select Saturdays throughout the fall and spring semesters. In addition, we have many visit days that are great for your first trip to campus to get a first look at the overall OWU experience.

School seal

Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Office of Admission, 61 S. Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 922-8953