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Indiana Wesleyan University Overview

Located in Marion, Indiana, Indiana Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of IWU is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Indiana Wesleyan University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$24,712 Avg Cost After Aid
92% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at IWU is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at IWU.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from IWU with a bachelor's degree make about $55,759 a year. That's 37% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average IWU student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Indiana Wesleyan University?


Contact details for IWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4201 South Washington Street, Marion, IN 46953-4974
Phone: 765-674-6901

How Do I Get Into IWU?

You can apply to IWU online at:

Admission Requirements for IWU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into IWU?

92% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores
Since IWU has an acceptance rate of 92%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to IWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University  ( 490 to 590 )
IWU received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Indiana Wesleyan University?

$24,712 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of IWU is $24,712. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At IWU, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $8,307 a year. That adds up to $33,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IWU is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Indiana Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,222 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,461 undergraduate students at IWU, with 2,222 being full-time and 239 being part-time.


There are also 401 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,222 full-time undergraduates at IWU, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Indiana Wesleyan University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 42
Black or African American 110
Hispanic or Latino 90
White 1,849
International Students 34
Other Races/Ethnicities 97

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Indiana Wesleyan University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at IWU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Indiana Wesleyan University

0 Took All Classes Online
625 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 625 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at IWU has changed over the last few years.


This is the #1,689 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at IWU regardless of major.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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