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Iowa Wesleyan University Overview

Iowa Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Mount Pleasant is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Iowa Wesleyan University Known For?

86 Undergraduate Awards
$37,162 Avg Cost After Aid
50% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Iowa Wesleyan may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Iowa Wesleyan is the master's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Iowa Wesleyan to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Iowa Wesleyan University?

Location of Iowa Wesleyan University

Contact details for Iowa Wesleyan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
Phone: 319-385-8021

How Do I Get Into Iowa Wesleyan?

You can apply to Iowa Wesleyan online at:

Admission Requirements for Iowa Wesleyan

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Iowa Wesleyan?

50% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
14% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 50%, Iowa Wesleyan does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 47%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.

Average Test Scores

About 14% of students accepted to Iowa Wesleyan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 480. Math scores were between 450 and 500.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Iowa Wesleyan University  ( 430 to 480 )

SAT Math Scores for Iowa Wesleyan University  ( 450 to 500 )
Iowa Wesleyan received ACT scores from 61% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 22. Composite scores were between 18 and 21.

ACT English Scores for Iowa Wesleyan University  ( 16 to 21 )
ACT Math Scores for Iowa Wesleyan University  ( 16 to 22 )
ACT Composite Scores for Iowa Wesleyan University  ( 18 to 21 )

Can I Afford Iowa Wesleyan University?

$37,162 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
13.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Iowa Wesleyan is $37,162. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Iowa Wesleyan, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $3,507 a year. That adds up to $14,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Iowa Wesleyan is 13.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Iowa Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

560 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 593 undergraduate students at Iowa Wesleyan, with 560 being full-time and 33 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Iowa Wesleyan

There are also 29 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 560 full-time undergraduates at Iowa Wesleyan, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Iowa Wesleyan

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Iowa Wesleyan Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 110
Hispanic or Latino 48
White 218
International Students 97
Other Races/Ethnicities 84

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Iowa Wesleyan University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at Iowa Wesleyan. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Australia, and Spain.

Online Learning at Iowa Wesleyan University

42 Took All Classes Online
201 Took At Least One Class Online
59.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Iowa Wesleyan. In 2017-2018, 201 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 37th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Iowa Wesleyan

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Iowa Wesleyan University was 59.8%. This is the #444 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Iowa Wesleyan regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Iowa Wesleyan majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 50%
Education 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 50%
Human Services 50%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 75%
Liberal Arts General Studies 75%
Public Administration & Social Service 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Iowa Wesleyan ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Iowa Wesleyan.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Services #9
Public Administration & Social Service #19
Criminal Justice & Corrections #51
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #53
Nursing #66
Business Administration & Management #105
Health Professions #120
Business, Management & Marketing #137

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%.

Iowa Wesleyan University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 22 22
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12 12
Health & Physical Education 9 9
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 7
Nursing 6 6
General Education 5 5
General Psychology 5 5
General Biology 4 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 4
Human Services 4 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 3 3
Music 3 3
General English Literature 1 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 1 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0
TOTAL 86 86


*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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