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Download the OWU SnapshotWelcome, Parents!

We understand that you have great expectations for your child’s college experience and expect a valuable return on your investment in his or her education. At Ohio Wesleyan, we are committed to helping your student succeed academically and personally. In four years, he or she will graduate with a degree from one of the top liberal arts universities in America, transformed by the experience.

That experience includes being part of The OWU Connection, an educational initiative carefully designed to help students connect academic theory with real-world experience as they prepare for global citizenship and leadership. The initiative includes unique Course Connections networks that teach students to address critical issues from different academic viewpoints and competitive Theory-to-Practice Grants that enable students seek University funds to travel around the world to study areas of special interest.

Our innovative curriculum is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. According to the influential guidebook, created by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope, Ohio Wesleyan is “a shining beacon of what happens when a campus embraces collaboration in the context of liberal learning. … This is the stuff of higher education.”

U.S. News and World Report also lists Ohio Wesleyan among the best national liberal arts colleges in the country, and we are included among the best of the best in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges.

All of these accolades translate into an educational and campus-life experience that helps our graduates to succeed. For example, our graduate acceptance rates for medical and law school are far above the national averages. Our law school acceptance rate and our five-year acceptance rate for medical and dental school are nearly twice the national average.

Our Career Services Office helps students prepare for their futures from Day One, offering career counseling, resume assistance, and access to such unique programs as the Bishop Externship. The externship links students with successful alumni for mentoring and internships in areas across the country. Recent externships have included opportunities at an Ohio hospital; a Florida commercial litigation and real estate law firm, and a New York digital media company.

In short, Ohio Wesleyan is a great place for your student to learn and live in the years ahead; it’s an ideal spot for him or her to grow intellectually and socially, make new and exciting discoveries about the world, and form friendships that last forever.

Helpful OWU Links

  • Parents & Families website offers a way to connect with other OWU families.
  • Student Affairs website includes valuable information about student life, student organizations, public safety, residence life, student health, and more.
  • Campus Safety website provides information about the OWU ALERT incident notification system, Clery Act data, and more.


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