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?
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at IWU.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from IWU makes roughly $49,900 a year. This is 22% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- The average IWU student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Indiana Wesleyan University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at IWU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards IWU has earned from around the web.
|#4||Best Art Therapy Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
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|#64||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#137||Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is Indiana Wesleyan University?
Contact details for IWU are given below.
|Address:||4201 South Washington Street, Marion, IN 46953-4974|
How Do I Get Into IWU?
You can apply to IWU online at: admissions.indwes.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for IWU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into IWU?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.
Average Test Scores
About 80% 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 510 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 590.
Can I Afford Indiana Wesleyan University?
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 65% of students took out student loans averaging $8,440 a year. That adds up to $33,760 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at IWU is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Indiana Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 431 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,415 full-time undergraduates at IWU, 35% are male and 65% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Indiana Wesleyan University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||99|
|Hispanic or Latino||104|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at IWU has changed over the last few years.
Online Affordability Rankings of IWU
The following table shows how IWU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Philosophy & Religious Studies||#4||#4|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#18||#18|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#22||#16|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#31||#31|
|Allied Health Professions||#43||#31|
|Finance & Financial Management||#51||#51|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#75||#75|
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.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Indiana Wesleyan University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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