Chances of getting into Indiana Wesleyan University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana Wesleyan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into IWU and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,734 out of 3,796 applicants were admitted making IWU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Indiana Wesleyan University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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IWU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1190

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

Indiana Wesleyan University typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana Wesleyan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >81%
1190 to 1290 Avg + 72%-81%
1090 to 1190 Avg - 60%-72%
990 to 1090 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 990 Low <47%
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IWU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
59%
ACT Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana Wesleyan University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana Wesleyan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >83%
23 to 26 Avg + 72%-83%
21 to 23 Avg - 63%-72%
19 to 21 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 19 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.59
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Indiana Wesleyan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana Wesleyan University was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as IWU accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Indiana Wesleyan University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 46% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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 28%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Indiana Wesleyan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,433 1,363 3,796
Accepted 1,784 950 2,734
Acceptance Rate 73% 70% 72%
Enrolled 483 304 787
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 32% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Indiana Wesleyan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Indiana Wesleyan University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

68% of students submit their SAT scores to IWU. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

72% of those who apply are granted admission to IWU. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1290. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.