Iowa Wesleyan University
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 521
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 404 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Iowa Wesleyan University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,449 applications and 2,773 students were granted admission. Iowa Wesleyan University is at the #49 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 88% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 12% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT850 to 1080
ACT17 to 21
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Tuition & Fees

Iowa Wesleyan University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $28,146 and in-state students paid $22,516.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $12,333
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $16,178
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Iowa Wesleyan University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 65% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $2,471 (which is 43.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Iowa Wesleyan University in 2016-2017, was 111, which is 94% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $2,770 (which is 53% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Iowa Wesleyan University has enrolled a total of 521 students (480 students full-time and 41 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 521 students, 61 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 520 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 42 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 40%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 21%

Black/African American: 16%

Hispanic: 8%

Asian: 6%

Two or more races: 5%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Iowa Wesleyan University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 51% 40
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 2 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 2
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 2
Social Sciences 3% 2
Education 3% 2
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 0% 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 0% 0 0
Physical Sciences 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Iowa Wesleyan University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Iowa Wesleyan University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,100. Last year, out of the total 394 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 394 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 443 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 399 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,100 $35,700
Employment Rate 100% 90%
Total Graduates 394 443

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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34.4 mile away
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