About Iowa Wesleyan University

Founded in 1842, Iowa Wesleyan University. is a Private college. Located in Iowa, which is a city setting in Iowa, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 520 full time undergraduate students, and 1 full time graduate students.

The Iowa Wesleyan University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 31 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Iowa Wesleyan University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate50%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range850-1080
ACT Range17-21

Admissions at IWC are considered Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 3 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Iowa Wesleyan University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
17%
“We know about current events and vote”
83%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
67%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
33%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
17%
“We know about current events and vote”
83%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
67%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
33%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Iowa Wesleyan University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    30 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    22 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    29 Students rated campus food 2.3 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    36 Students rated campus facilities 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    36 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    36 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    36 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    36 Students rated academics 3.5 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Iowa Wesleyan University?

9 Students rated Iowa Wesleyan University

martino - 07/10/2020

Good overall school great learning environment

Monica

Iowa Wesleyan gave me the opportunity to play in the women's soccer team and also to get my education. This school offers plenty of financial aid . I am involved in a sorority name Alpha Theta Ro. the mission is to help leukemia patients. It has a great diversity and it challenges you to become a all rounded student. If you like interacting with others ,being involved and is excited for life this college is for you .

Thomas

My overall opinion of Iowa Wesleyan is that it is a slightly below average school with really good academics and strong teaching environment. Life here can get boring and sicking kind of quickly if you're more suited to luxury or city life.

Ashley

It is an okay school. Even though they have good programs, they don't have many clubs. They also have good work study programs as well.

Iowa Wesleyan University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Iowa Wesleyan University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Iowa Wesleyan University is 50%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I learned the hard way you have to be outgoing. When you first move, you're on your own and this is a challenge for many. My first advice would be to participate in as many activities as you can. Friendships make the transition to college easier and more enjoyable. College is a time for exploration and growing so my advice is to enjoy it! Also, make sure you know what you want to do in life first. If you have an idea, go for it. So many seniors, (myself included) felt that after high school, you have to attend college but if you aren't sure what you want to do with your life, take time and think about it. Once you have an idea, even if it's a year after high school, make the decision to attend college. By carefully evaluating your life and goals, you aren't throwing away valuable time and money on something that isn't right for you. Lastly, always trust your first instincts. If a situation or place doesn't seem right, then choose something else. Be open to new ideas. You know yourself best so always believe in yourself.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I would say the only negative component to Iowa Wesleyan College is time. There are so many activities to be involved in and so many professors that have endless knowledge to share with you.... it is quite difficult to master learning it all and enjoying all of the perks of campus.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Small.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    They have a great extended learning program, which enables me to attend school in the evenings and online.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Well, to describe my classmates in one sentence, i would have to say that "There hungry for success". It takes a different kind of person to just pack up, leave home, say good bye to your family(girlfriend/boyfriend), and head off to college.Your young, still learning and diving in sometime your told is worth so much, In so many ways, your still a child. If i could use one word that could describe my classmates it would have to be leaders. A leader start things that there not sure of what the results will be. We take risk.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Having previously attended a college which I did not like for various reasons, I've truly found a college where the professors are sincere and interested in the well-being and success of their students. I feel at home at Iowa Wesleyan College and this experience has been 100x more fulfilling than my first experience with college. Although it took awhile to get to where I am, I'm very glad that I made the decision to return to school and couldn't have asked for a better college.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I could transfer my LPN licence here and be done with my BSN in about 21 months. That was the main reason I came here. The class sizes are small and the professors are available to help with questions. The campus is small and you don't have to go very far to get to your next class, even if it is in another building. The president of the school knows a lot of the students by name, I thought that was really nice.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who seeks an urban environment, large student population, a lot to do outside of class, a good dorm, and a modernized institution should not attend this school.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who likes being around a diverse group of students would enjoy Iowa Wesleyan College. If you are looking for a campus where all the buildings are close and the class sizes small, you would also like it here. With the small class environment, it is that much easier to make friends for a lifetime. I've found that relationships and social interaction is the driving force behind being successful in college and at Iowa Wesleyan, I have made many friends in my first semester and am looking forward to making many more!

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    This year our school has gone through a budget cut and it has really taken a tole on the students, staff, and faculty here at the college but because of the budget cuts Iowa Wesleyan College should be able to stay open for many years to come.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew more about the rural kind of environment. I am from quite a large city and the town Iowa Wesleyan is in is home to approxiamately 10,000. I experienced a little bit of culture shock coming here, but the small town atmosphere and friendliness definitely made me feel welcome. Also I didn't know about the multiculturalism of the campus. It is said to be one of the most multicultural schools in Iowa and it is easy to see why. I love meeting students from around the world who share the different viewpoints openly and proudly.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best known for being small. The oppurtunities are a bit limited becasue the budget is small for this school. We try to make it a good time by having friends and enjoying our time together. We all know this is an experience and try not to dwell on the negative aspects becasue there are quite a few here.

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

520

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1

Total Grad Students

67%

Out-Of-State

15%

In-State

18%

International

Organizations

32

Student Organizations

1

Fraternities

1

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

61%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
16%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
40%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Iowa Wesleyan University receive some sort of financial aid. 66% were awarded federal grants. While 94% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$29,146

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,253

Books and Supplies

$10,054

Room and Board

40,453

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$25,005
$30 - $48K
$23,687
$48 - $75K
$24,381
$75 - $110K
$25,309
$110K & UP
$26,245

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