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Chances of getting into Ohio Wesleyan University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Ohio Wesleyan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into OWU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at OWU is 68%.  It ranks #26 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. OWU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,710 out of 3,962 applicants were admitted.

Ohio Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.54. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The OWU application fee is $0 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Ohio Wesleyan University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

OWU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Ohio Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Ohio Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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OWU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Ohio Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Ohio Wesleyan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class


Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Ohio Wesleyan University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into OWU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ohio Wesleyan University was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as OWU accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

60% of Ohio Wesleyan University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ohio Wesleyan University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 32%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 91%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Ohio Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,018 1,944 3,962
Accepted 1,483 1,227 2,710
Acceptance Rate 73% 63% 68%
Enrolled 215 188 403
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 15% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 84 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ohio Wesleyan University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ohio Wesleyan University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Ohio Wesleyan University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ohio Wesleyan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204909 IPEDS survey data for Ohio Wesleyan University.


What is my chance of getting into Ohio Wesleyan University?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to OWU. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.