Ohio Wesleyan University, founded in 1842, is a private liberal arts college located in the small city of Delaware, Ohio. Originally established by Methodists as a non-sectarian institution, PWU has seen significant renovation and expansion in recent years.
The main university campus is located in downtown Delaware, and effectively divided into two sections by one of the city’s main roads. The residential section offers a wide range of accommodation and dining options for the vast majority of students, indeed students are asked to live on campus for the full four years of their undergraduate degree course. Seven residential halls exist on campus, as well as a number of different dining facilities spread across the area, with a range of different meal plan options available. This is intended to foster a sense of “school spirit” amongst students of OWU, and to draw together the university’s students as a community.
The university’s athletics teams are known as the “Battling Bishops”, and compete in 21 different sports including baseball, American football, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and tennis. Competing in NCAA Division III, athletics teams constitute one of the main sources of entertainment available to students of campus.
In terms of academic offerings, Ohio Wesleyan University has over 80 undergraduate majors of minors available, covering a wide variety of different academic fields of study.
Throughout its history, OWU has produced a number of famous alumni, including Nobel Prize-winning chemist Frank Sherwood Roland, as well as Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actor Clarke Gregg.