College Search: Ohio Wesleyan University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH

If you’ve ever picked up a copy of Loren Pope’s guidebook Colleges That Change Lives, you’ve probably heard of Ohio Wesleyan. A private liberal arts college located in a quaint college town 30 miles north of Columbus, OWU is a small school that truly thinks globally. The University’s 1,650 students don’t just learn about business and environmental studies in the classroom. Thanks to competitive Theory-to-Practice grants, students have the opportunity to conduct research, pursue internships and participate in community service all over the world. Students at OWU are active, with 75 percent participating in a varsity, club or intramural sport. (And best of luck to both the men’s and women’s track teams as they head to the NCAC conference championships!) The academic offerings at OWU range from the arts and humanities to the natural and social sciences. Students interested in engineering can take advantage of the school’s 3-2 program and complete their undergraduate degrees at Caltech or Wash U, while future business leaders can apply for the Economics Management Fellows Program. Good to know: students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of junior year can choose not to submit SAT/ACT scores with their application!

Image Credit: Courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan University


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.