OWU community is part of the Delaware, Ohio, community. Ohio Wesleyan's
200-acre campus is perfectly situated in a small city that is surrounded
by open space and located just outside of a major urban center.
The newly completed -- Campaign for Ohio Wesleyan University -- which
surpassed its $100-million milestone. Prospective and current students,
their families, OWU alumni, staff and friends enjoy daily the results of
the Campaign, with such newly-renovated buildings as the R.W. Corns
Building, home of the economics department, including the impressive
Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship; the
Wellness Center, located in Stuyvesant (residence) Hall,
Ohio Wesleyan has taken numerous steps over the last few years to stay
current in the explosive and ever-evolving use of technology. These
steps have included:
installation of a fiber-optic (Ethernet) infrastructure to support
an integrated computer network in academic and administrative
offices, all 26 residence halls and small living units, and campus
computer labs. Every residence hall room and classroom has
network connections to access the Internet.
implementation of a four-year consortial effort to enhance and
strengthen foreign language teaching and learning through
implementation o f a five-college consortia library effort, which
included combining automated library systems and the electronic
sharing of library collections.
installation of state-of-the-art Linux/Apache enterprise servers to
run OWU's electronic mail and Web operations.
science students use Sun SPARC and Linux/UNIX workstations in the SunLab
24 hours a day for advanced computing work and scientific computation.
And fine arts students have continuous access to high-end Power
Macintosh G4 workstations, scanners, and printers in the newly renovated
and Research Facilities
Students throughout OWU have ready access to the facilities and space
required for work in their discipline.
Fine Arts students have unlimited access to art facilities. Keys and
security codes in hand, they are secure in the middle of the night while
working on their latest project.
Having learned to use the Scanning Electron Microscope in class,
advanced research students also use it independently.
Music students, whose studies require extensive practice and rehearsal,
do not have to compete for space. There are 28 practice rooms -- all
open 16 hours a day.
Perkins Observatory - Completed in 1931 and located 4 miles south
of Delaware on Route 23, the Perkins Observatory once housed a 69-inch
telescope (the third-largest telescope in the world at that time). It
now houses a 32-inch telescope and provides numerous public educational
programs throughout the year. Named after Hiram Perkins, a professor of
mathematics at Ohio Wesleyan, the Perkins Observatory is owned and
operated by OWU.
Resource Center The
Academic Resource Center is divided into three specialized sub-centers.
Writing Resource Center - Professional tutors offer services that
include individual assignment assistance, a Grammar Hotline, helping
pre-med students prepare for the written portion of the MCAT exam, and
reviewing resumes and cover letters.
Quantitative Skills Center - The "Q" Lab helps students
develop and refine their quantitative skills and develop their
quantitative reasoning ability. Services include skills assessment,
group sessions to strengthen specific skills, and individual tutoring.
Academic Assistance Center - Students help other students develop
their study skills. Senior interns offer help in time management,
developing good study habits, stress management, and test-taking
strategies. Assistance is offered on an individual or group basis, and
services are confidential.
The residential experience is such an important part of college life
that OWU students are required to live on campus. The residential life
program complements the academic program by supporting students in their
personal growth and development. Professionally trained, full-time
Residential Life Coordinators (RLCs) and a student staff of Resident
Assistants (RAs) organize residence hall programming, help students
solve problems, and refer them to additional resources.
Student Profile: Overall
enrollment: 1,850; 53% female, 47% male, representing 40 states and
52 countries (12% international students)
New students, Fall 2000: 30% ranked in top 10% of high school
class; 46% awarded Merit Scholarships for excellence in academics,
performing arts; median SAT score range for first-time freshmen:
Degrees and Programs
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.),
Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
Combined Degree Programs in Engineering (3-2 Program with outside
institutions, such as Cal Tech and Rensselaer), Medical Technology,
Optometry, Physical Therapy
Pre-Professional Programs in Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Law,
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Public Administration,