Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU)

4201 South Washington Street, Marion, IN

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Indiana Wesleyan University is a nonprofit private school that has a large selection of degrees available for students to choose from. The school is located in Marion, Indiana, in a predominantly rural area. The school maintains a Wesleyan affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately sixteen thousand students are enrolled per year at IWU.

Areas of study available at IWU include but are not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Security And Protective Services

Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to apply to IWU. Scores within the range of 21 - 27 on the ACT or 1400 - 1740 on the SAT are needed to increase the chance of getting accepted. Indiana Wesleyan University admits approximately 70 percent of applicants. Of those admitted, around 48 percent registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $24,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. The price of on-campus housing is about $3,800 per year. Some students at Indiana Wesleyan University may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The IWU Wildcats participate in several athletic programs, as part of the NAIA organization. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division II)

Contact information, admission forms, programs offered, and more may be accessed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates IWU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Indiana Wesleyan University has a total student population of about 15,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 10% enrolling as graduate students and 69% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $25,000-$30,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $880 to $1,100 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$9,948
Receiving Student Loans70%$6,947

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Indiana Wesleyan University may offer services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Indiana Wesleyan University has an overall graduation rate which is around 65%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years29%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years0.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Indiana Wesleyan University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-Central College Conference)
  • Basketball (Mid-Central College Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mid-Central College Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Indiana Wesleyan University for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map