Iowa Wesleyan University

Mount Pleasant, IA

Iowa Wesleyan University

Mount Pleasant, IA

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
27%
18-23
60%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 700
Declined 996
Total Received 1,696
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Private

473

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Iowa Wesleyan University (formerly Iowa Wesleyan College), founded in 1842, is a private, coeducational, church-affiliated school. Its 60-acre campus is located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 473
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist

60-acre campus in Mount Pleasant (population: 8,497), 70 miles from Cedar Rapids. Served by bus and train; air serves Burlington (30 miles) and Cedar Rapids.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Eastern Iowa

Iowa Wesleyan University
601 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA
52641

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Union Board
  • Student Government Association
  • Behavioral Science Club
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Homecoming Committee

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Thing
  • Chris Jones (hypnotist)
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Campus Facts

  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • evening patrols by trained security personnel

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
55%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
27%
18-23
60%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.02

Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 700
Declined 996
Total Received 1,696

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
rigor of secondary school record
volunteer work

Considered

level of applicant's interest
application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 2
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Christian Studies
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Design and Visual Communications, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Human Services, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Music, General
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

473

total students

64%

in-state

36%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

473
students

Female
60%
284

Male
40%
189

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

386
students

Female
58%
222

Male
42%
164

19%

87
students

Female
72%
62

Male
28%
25

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 58%
Student 4 year graduation rate 28%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

51

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tutors
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