Ohio Wesleyan Featured in Three National College Search Guides

University Included in Listings from Fiske, The Princeton Review, Forbes Magazine

Ohio WesleyanDELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University is included among the best of the best in three new college search guides: The “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition,” and Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges.”

The “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014” lists the “best and most interesting” four-year colleges in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. The annual guide, compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, considered more than 300 colleges and universities before selecting its latest list.

The Guide features comments from current Ohio Wesleyan students, including their thoughts on the OWU educational experience.

“I have only been at OWU for a year, but I have already met some outstanding professors,” one student said. “Our small class sizes mean that there are no [teaching assistants] and there will be a personal connection with your professor, guaranteed.”

Another OWU student added: “Ohio Wesleyan is a place where the education goes well beyond the classroom. The family atmosphere and the opportunities that the college provides you in a diverse environment enrich the entire college experience.”

Learn more about the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014” at www.collegecountdown.com.

Ohio Wesleyan also is included in The Princeton Review’s newly released book, “The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition.”

For its annual guidebook, The Princeton Review surveyed college students across the country about their educational and campus life experiences. Ohio Wesleyan students told The Princeton Review:

  • “OWU is a place where students can experience the opportunities of a larger school with the personality and personal attention of a smaller school.”
  • “Everyone has their own unique style, and they’re not afraid to be who they are. It’s interesting to watch students walk up and down the JAYwalk [pedestrian walkway.] There’s this buzz on campus that just keeps the community going.”
  • “If you are bored at this school, it’s because you are trying to be.” 

Ohio Wesleyan also is featured in The Princeton Review’s online list of “The Best Midwestern Colleges.” Learn more at www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx.

In addition to the Fiske and Princeton Review guides, Ohio Wesleyan is included in Forbes magazine’s rankings of “America’s Top Colleges” in three categories. The university is ranked at No. 200 among all colleges, No. 142 among private colleges, and No. 34 among Midwestern colleges.

For its 2013 rankings, Forbes partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Its rankings are based on five general categories including post-graduate success, student satisfaction, and student success in earning competitive awards. Learn more at http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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