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Ohio Wesleyan included in 'Colleges That Change Lives'


July 12, 2006

DELAWARE, Ohio — Ohio Wesleyan University has been selected for inclusion in the third edition of Loren Pope's book, "Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges." OWU has also been included in previous editions of the book. Pope, who is a former college administrator and education editor for the New York Times, wrote "Colleges That Change Lives" to help people make informed choices about colleges. The colleges and universities Pope selected in his book have common attributes including, among others, low student-to-faculty ratios that foster collaboration; a commitment to undergraduate education; out-of-classroom learning opportunities; and alumni networks that help graduates with professional and career development.Of Ohio Wesleyan, Pope wrote, "On many counts, Ohio Wesleyan is one of the best academic bargains in the country. A chemistry professor voiced a prevailing faculty attitude when he said, 'Regardless of where a kid comes from, we can take him somewhere.'"Margaret Drugovich, vice president for strategic communications and university enrollment at OWU said, "It is a privilege to once again be among the fine schools included in this text. Loren Pope's analysis is straightforward and insightful, and previous editions have proven to be very helpful to thousands of families. Ohio Wesleyan is proud to continue its tradition of engaging students, helping them to realize their true potential." The third edition of "Colleges That Change Lives" is published by Penguin Books and will be available on July 25. For details, visit www.ctcl.com

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is a highly selective, co-educational, residential, privately supported liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. Consistently ranked by U.S. News&World Report among the nation's top 100 liberal arts colleges, OWU is distinguished by an outstanding faculty dedicated to preparing a diverse student body for a lifetime of learning, service and leadership.