Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion in Marion

Marion, IN

(Rating 1.8 based on 5 reviews)

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion offers 615-degree programs and 282 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. Acceptance Rate is 95%. The most popular test is SAT - 59% of students submitted it in comparison to 67% of students who submitted ACT. 33.2% are women, and 66.8% are men. Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is 24965$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $31712 and $35230 per year. 64% of full-time Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $46,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$26,056
$30,001 - $48,000$25,459
$48,001 - $75,000$23,270
$75,001 - $110,000$23,710

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3994

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5923 of Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 57 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion number 13 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Indiana.

Students at Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion graduation rate is above the national average.

64% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

2 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 23%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 24%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion full-time retention rate is 82% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1400 - 1760

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 470 - 590
Math: 470 - 600
Writing: 460 - 570

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
21 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 28
Math: 19 - 27
Writing: 7 - 9

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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For the High School Class of 2016:
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For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Indiana.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion offers 615 programs in total: 303 are for Bachelor's degree, 114 - for Master's degree, 93 - for Associate's degree, 45 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 24 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 21 - for Post-master's certificate, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 135 universities in Indiana state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is one of the few institutions in Indiana that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 282 distance education programs that are offered in the Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion: 90 are for Master's degree, 57 - for Bachelor's degree, 48 - for Associate's degree, 36 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 24 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 15 - for Post-master's certificate, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Indiana state average data to help you compare.


Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 9871 students with 296117 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 4112 with 98698 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 43 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

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After graduating I moved away from Marion and ended up coming back because of the community that IWU has built within the city of Marion.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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This university has the academic prestige of a middle school. If you want to "continue" your education instead of staying stagnant, I suggest you look elsewhere.The community is in an echo-chamber; you are required to go to mandatory "chapel" sessions three times a week which are politically fueled and created to lead the student body into one singular way of thinking.The community is fueled by hatred of minorities and diversity. There have been many hate crimes on campus directed at minorities which have NOT been addressed by the administration.You are not allowed to BE A PART OF THE LGBTQ+ (you literally have to sign away that you won't partake in homosexuality), you are not allowed to drink, smoke, stay out past curfew (what are we, 11?), you cannot have the opposite sex in your dorm unless you are being physically watched, and there is a dress code.The food is limited and unhealthy (no vegetarian or vegan), and the University actively hurts the surrounding area.Avoid.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I am currently an online student, please stay away from the school. So you get no lectures, no powerpoints, just an online textbook and the way you learn about the subject, wait for it is by reading the textbook- which is fine, but you're paying over 1k for one class and they're teaching you how??? Basically the "professor" just puts up mediocre questions on the discussion board and doesn't even grade your assignments/quizzes because the online system does the grading automatically. So if you want to learn about accounting or whatever the heck it is, you won't learn much. This school is out to get your money. Please do not attend the school or even take the online classes.I only owed the school 275.11 and they have been harassing me, someone who is unemployed who has not earned any income for almost a year and they told me that they were going to send me to collection, they show no empathy. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. They have NO CHRISTIAN MORALS!!! They are evil and nasty and they are very heartless! They demanded the money over and over again and I told them that I have no income and they did not care. Please get your education somewhere else. I have been to other schools and they have never harassed me and caused me so much stress like this school did.I'm done with this school, I took one class and the costs for one class was over $1,400.00 and I did not learn a thing. NOT even JESUS himself will go near this school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I had nothing but love for the college that I earned my first degree from, but now, I loathe them. Just as I was getting my credit debt cleared, here comes a bogus $2,481.87 collection letter from IWU, which was immediately forwarded to a collection company! I could not believe it! Yes, I attempted to go back for my Bachelor's, but once I was told I couldn't get any more student loans, that stopped all that. I took no classes, received no textbooks, ordered and received no syllabuses. Nothing! Still, after almost 3 years, here comes this headache!! Three years!! I am just so over IWU. And to think I used to use their license plate!! SMH

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Horrible experience. Was working with Troy Hatfield for admissions to get another degree from IWU. Troy convinced me that I didn't need another degree that it would be better to get another minor (his idea, not mine).Started process back in August 2018. On 10/3, Mr. Hatfield had me complete the Master Promissory note and continued the charade that I was getting financial aid, that everything was in place and I was 100% ready to go. Was told I'd start class on 10/8 as I was auto accepted being a past student. 10/8 passes no updates, nothing.No updates from Mr. Hatfield, except for on 10/25, with a request to call him back, demanding that I log on to my portal and complete finical aid paperwork. I told Mr. Hatfield back in August that I didn't know my old email / user name / and or log in and he told me it's no big deal and it would be taken care of.Mr. Hatfield and I have numerous exchanges about me not being able to access the portal and my need for my financial aid. Apparently, I did not make it clear enough, that I did not have the ability to attend school with out financial assistance.On 10/25 Mr. Hatfield had email communications with me letting me know that my aid was awarded and to expect starting class on 11/5.On 10/31 I talked to another admission officer who informed me that Mr. Hatfield was incorrect and a minor would NOT qualify for aid and that I would have to pay 100% of my cost up front.I was very clear with Mr Hatfiled that I need aid to attend school. Now here I sit 3 months later, not enrolled in school, no acknowledgement from Mr. Hatfield that he screwed up and to add insult to injury I now owe the school for a book that auto shipped to me.So sad that one inept employee can have such a negative impact on your school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 4201 South Washington Street


Religious affiliation: Wesleyan

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7656746901

Institution is active in current year: 1

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