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Ohio Wesleyan continues success with class of 2010

August 24, 2006

DELAWARE, OHIO — Receiving over 3,000 applications this year from a strong pool of prospective students, Ohio Wesleyan University welcomes 565 first-year students as the class of 2010 arrives on campus. Margaret Drugovich, vice president for strategic communications and university enrollment at OWU, is pleased with the strength of the class. "Excellent academic preparation, strong classroom performance, and strong SAT/ACT scores all help predict the success of this class," she said. Carol DelPropost, assistant vice president of admission and financial aid, said the OWU admission and financial aid staff know first-hand the quality of the incoming class. "From our personal interactions with many of the bright and talented new students, we know they will enhance our fine Ohio Wesleyan community and will quickly become engaged in campus life," she said. In addition to the 565 U.S. first-year students, the new class includes 25 students transferring from other institutions as well as 42 international students.

The OWU class of 2010 includes 37 percent who were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes and 51 percent who qualified for some type of merit award in either academics or the arts. These students come from a diverse set of geographic and cultural circumstances — from 33 states and 21 countries.

Overall enrollment at Ohio Wesleyan includes students representing 43 states and 45 countries. Fifty-two percent of students are from Ohio, eight percent are international students, and nine percent are U.S. multicultural students.