Iowa Wesleyan University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Mount Pleasant, IA, the campus offers a rural setting for students to study in. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. The school enrolls 770 students annually, allowing for a more personalized education.
Here is a list of some of the popular programs Iowa Wesleyan College offers:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then studied by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 1298 to 1503 for the SAT exam and within the range of 18 to 22 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to Iowa Wesleyan College. 64% of those who apply are accepted to this school, of which 16 percent choose to attend.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $25,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is about $3,300. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans. In addition to the college credits listed below, IWU also accepts CLEP, IB Credit, DSST, and Excelsior Credit.
The Iowa Wesleyan University "Tigers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Sports available may include but not limited to:
- Baseball (NAIA Division II)
- Basketball (NAIA Division II)
- Track & Field (NAIA Division II)
- Football (NCAA)
- Golf (NAIA Division II)
For a complete list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.iwc.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Iowa Wesleyan University 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
Iowa Wesleyan University has a total student population of about 460, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
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 estimates are between $27,000-$32,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $680 to $810 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$16,314|
|Receiving Student Loans||85%||$7,131|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Iowa Wesleyan University may offer student services including:
- Online course work available
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
The overall graduation rate of Iowa Wesleyan University is close to 30%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||17%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||12%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.8%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1975)
Iowa Wesleyan University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (St. Louis Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
- Basketball (St. Louis Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
- Track and Field (St. Louis Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
- Football (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Iowa Wesleyan University by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Iowa Wesleyan University.
- Truman State University in Kirksville, MO (76 miles away)
- Lincoln University - Jefferson City in Jefferson City, MO (170 miles away)
- Harris - Stowe State University in Saint Louis, MO (176 miles away)
- Peru State College in Peru, NE (222 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Parkside in Kenosha, WI (223 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Visit the main Iowa colleges & universities profile page
- Get a list of all private colleges in Iowa
- Review a list of Iowa Bible and Christian Colleges
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 Iowa Wesleyan University for official up-to-date information.