Private 4 Year

Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, Iowa

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Iowa Wesleyan College overview
Location Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Online iwc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Iowa Wesleyan College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Iowa Wesleyan University, established in 1842, is a private liberal arts college located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, approximately 50 miles south of Iowa City. As one of the oldest institutions west of the Mississippi River, Iowa Wesleyan integrates a rich history with its academic offerings, which include popular majors such as Nursing, Education, Business, and Human Services. The college maintains a moderately selective admissions process and provides a close-knit campus atmosphere where students can engage in a variety of collegiate experiences within a rural setting. The historic campus is noted for its blend of traditional architecture and includes residential facilities that house a significant portion of the student body. While Iowa Wesleyan is not primarily known for its athletic programs, it does compete in the NAIA as the Tigers in various sports.

In the most recent statistical year 2,975 prospective students applied, and 2,404 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 193 enrolled in the school.  767 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 104 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,550 plus fees of $1,150.












Iowa Wesleyan College is rated within the lower 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Iowa Wesleyan College overview
SAT 830/1010
ACT 16/22
GPA 3.02

Applications Accepted

Iowa Wesleyan College overview
Applications Due Aug 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Iowa Wesleyan College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$1,150
Room and Board $11,340
Budget for Other Expenses$2,300
Total One Year Cost$48,340

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

25% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Iowa Wesleyan College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Education 19%
Health Professions 14%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%
Biology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153621 IPEDS survey data for Iowa Wesleyan College.

Current students may use the Iowa Wesleyan College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.