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Ohio Wesleyan University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1842
Affiliation: Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,935
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $158,418,367
Admissions Address

61 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015

Website

http://web.owu.edu

Admissions E-mail

owuadmit@owu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Carol DelPropost
Admissions office telephone: (740) 368-3020
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: December 15
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://admission.owu.edu/apps.html Tuition deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 63%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 58%
Early-action acceptance rate: 89%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 56%
Total applicants: 3,579
Total acceptances: 2,257
Total freshman enrollment: 568
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 41%
Male applicants: 1,808
Male acceptances: 1,086
Male freshman enrollment: 281
 
Female applicants: 1,771
Female acceptances: 1,171
Female freshman enrollment: 287
Out-of-state freshmen: 46%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 35
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 26
Students enrolled from waiting list: 10

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 36%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 59%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 84%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 53%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 93%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 76%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 660
Math: 540 – 660
Combined: 1080 – 1320

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 13.8% 16.0%
600-699 37.7% 39.4%
500-599 40.2% 32.2%
400-499 8.0% 12.4%
300-399 0.3% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 59%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 30
Math: 23 – 28
Composite: 24 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 17.2% 30.5% 14.5%
24-29 59.2% 48.2% 59.4%
18-23 23.6% 21.4% 26.1%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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