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Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian university of the Wesleyan Church located in Bartlesville, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.

Location

Address
2201 Silver Lake Rd
City
Bartlesville
State
OK

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1109
Total Graduate enrollment
141
In State Tuition Fees
21052
Out State Tuition Fees
21052
ACT Score
21
SAT Score
1070
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.26
Male Female Ratio
37:63
Acceptance Rate
85%
Student Faculty Ratio
13:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Wesleyan Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Eagle
Colors
Royal Blue And White
Conference
Sooner

College History

History

Oklahoma Wesleyan University was founded by the Wesleyan Church to provide higher education within a Christian environment for Wesleyan youth. Central Pilgrim College its predecessor, was founded on the campus in Bartlesville, Oklahoma from a series of mergers of several schools:the Colorado Bible College (Colorado Springs, Colorado), the Pilgrim Bible College (Pasadena, California), and the Holiness Evangelistic Institute (El Monte, California). Central Pilgrim College was renamed Bartlesville Wesleyan College in 1968, following a merger of the Pilgrim Holiness Church and the Weslayan Methodist Church to become the Weslayan Church. In August 2001, Bartlesville Wesleyan College became Oklahoma Wesleyan University.In 1972, OWU merged with a Kansas school, Miltonvale Wesleyan College. OWU then became a four-year college having about 1300 students.

College Specialty

Specialty

As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom.

Alumni

Alumni

Kurt Bahr, Missouri state legislator David Brown, Minnesota state legislator Todd Burpo, author, Heaven is for Real Orval Butcher, minister Jim Garlow, minister, author, political activist Sadiel Rojas, professional basketball player, NBA D-League Lynal Root, McDonald's executive Jordan Tata, Major League Baseball player

Campus

Campus

Suburban

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