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Chances of getting into Indiana Wesleyan University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana Wesleyan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into IWU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at IWU is 91%.  It ranks #40 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Indiana Wesleyan University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,691 out of 2,942 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent (SAT 1010/1200 ACT 21/27). Indiana Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.61. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The IWU application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Indiana Wesleyan University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

IWU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Indiana Wesleyan University?

Indiana Wesleyan University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. IWU ranks #15 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana Wesleyan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >95%
1105 to 1200 Avg + 91%-95%
1010 to 1105 Avg - 86%-91%
915 to 1010 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 915 Low <78%
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IWU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into IWU?

Admission data indicates that IWU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana Wesleyan University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana Wesleyan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >95%
24 to 27 Avg + 91%-95%
21 to 24 Avg - 86%-91%
18 to 21 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 18 Low <78%
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IWU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Indiana Wesleyan University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into IWU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana Wesleyan University was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IWU accepts 91% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

57% of Indiana Wesleyan University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Indiana Wesleyan University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Indiana Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,990 952 2,942
Accepted 1,828 863 2,691
Acceptance Rate 92% 91% 91%
Enrolled 373 194 567
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Indiana Wesleyan University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Indiana Wesleyan University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Indiana Wesleyan University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Indiana Wesleyan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151801 IPEDS survey data for Indiana Wesleyan University.

FAQs

Does Indiana Wesleyan University prefer SAT or ACT?

65% of students submit their SAT scores to IWU. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Indiana Wesleyan University?

91% of those who apply are granted admission to IWU. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Indiana Wesleyan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1200. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Indiana Wesleyan University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.