Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, IA

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Iowa Wesleyan University offers 94-degree programs and 36 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Acceptance Rate is 41%. The most popular test is SAT - 8% of students submitted it in comparison to 92% of students who submitted ACT. 38.3% are women, and 61.7% are men. 4% percents of international students. Iowa Wesleyan University is a member of 7 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Iowa Wesleyan University is 19906$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $30468 and $39588 per year. 31% of full-time Iowa Wesleyan University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,700, 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 Iowa Wesleyan University 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, Iowa Wesleyan University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,871
$30,001 - $48,000$18,187
$48,001 - $75,000$21,609
$75,001 - $110,000$20,279

Admission considerations


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


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:



    • Typical room charge for academic year: 3644

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    332 of Iowa Wesleyan University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 70 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Iowa Wesleyan University number 50 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Iowa.

    Students at Iowa Wesleyan University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant 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 Iowa Wesleyan University.

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

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

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

    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 Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • Member of other national athletic association not listed above
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    Iowa Wesleyan University graduation rate is below the national average.

    31% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Iowa Wesleyan University 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 index doesn’t take into account 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 applicants to one enrolled

    41 : 1

    Admission considerations


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


    • Secondary school rank
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies

    Neither required nor recommended:

      Acceptance Rate

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


      In comparison to National Average

      Iowa Wesleyan University acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 29%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Iowa Wesleyan University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 25%.


      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 Iowa Wesleyan University full-time retention rate is 47% 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 continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has 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 Iowa Wesleyan University students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      890 - 980

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 430 - 480
      Math: 460 - 500
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


      ACT scores

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


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      18 - 22

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 17 - 22
      Math: 17 - 22
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

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

      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 Iowa Wesleyan University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 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


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Iowa Wesleyan University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


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

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Iowa Wesleyan University offers 94 programs in total: 94 are for Bachelor's degree.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 92 universities in Iowa state. Iowa Wesleyan University is one of the few institutions in Iowa that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 36 distance learning programs that are provided in the Iowa Wesleyan University: 36 are for Bachelor's degree.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. 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 Iowa state average data to help you compare.


      Iowa Wesleyan University provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 425 students with 12758 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Iowa Wesleyan University

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      I was accepted and I have accepted my admission! I can't wait to attend and experience it all! They were all very kind and well-mannered when I did my campus visit!

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      Overall Rating:

      My son was recruited to play football here and we had the chance to visit on 8/8/17. This is a small town, small school but it has such a BIG Heart. All the people we encountered on and off campus were nice and courteous. We're also from a small town so to encounter such people, I was comfortable to leave my son in good hands and make the 14 hour trip back home.

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      Overall Rating:

      My son just got accepted here!

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      Overall Rating:

      My son currently attends Iowa Wesleyan and plays football for them. Although they had a rough season I am completely impressed with their focus on academics. This is a great institution for higher learning.

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      Overall Rating:

      As a Wesleyan graduate, I must say that my experience in at Wesleyan and in Mt. Pleasant was OUTSTANDING in EVERY ASPECT! I am a 1981 graduate. Since my time spent there I have served almost ten years on the Alumni Board, and I know Wesleyan's roots and their strong focus on the future! Wesleyan and the Mt. Pleasant, Iowa area offers a small town atmosphere close to big city attractions. I will be forever glad that I chose Wesleyan for my education! It is a true GEM in the Midwest in EVERY ASPECT! I would give it a FIVE STAR RATING!

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      Location & Website

      Address: 601 N Main Street

      Place: Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields

      Religious affiliation: United Methodist

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +3193858021

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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