Ohio Wesleyan University
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan is an independent undergraduate liberal arts university affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Ohio Wesleyan confers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Music degrees. The University also offers combined-degree (3-2) programs in engineering, optometry, and physical therapy. Degree programs are offered through 22 academic departments and several interdisciplinary programs. Distinctive features of the academic program include the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs, the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business, and Entreprenuership, the Sagan National Colloquium, the Honors Program, and opportunities for independent research, internships, and off-campus study.
Ohio Wesleyan employs 138 full-time faculty, of whom 38 percent are female and 7 percent are minority. Nearly 100 percent of the tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree attainable in their field. The student faculty ratio is about 11:1. Ohio Wesleyan currently enrolls about 1850 students, divided nearly evenly between men and women, from 45 states and 57 countries. About 58 percent of the students are from the Midwest; another 22 percent are from the East Coast. Multicultural enrollment is 20 percent.
Diversity, creativity, leadership, and service are emphasized throughout the co-curriculum. Students are active in nearly 100 clubs and organizations, as well as departmental student boards, academic honoraries, music and theatre productions, fraternities and sororities, and an extensive intramural sports program. More than 85 percent of the students are involved in community service projects.