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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Indiana Wesleyan is an above-average private, Christian university located in Marion, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,598 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Indiana Wesleyan acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 71% of students, Indiana Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,400.
4201 South Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association

Indiana Wesleyan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

IWU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,619/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,864/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,598Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
255
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
  • Christ centered
    51%
  • Kind
    16%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Very christian
    7%
  • Welcoming
    7%
  • Cliquish
    3%
  • Hypocritical, Bigoted, Close-minded
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.97 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.126 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
  • Christian
    50%
  • Wonderful
    18%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • spirit filled
    5%
  • Community
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses
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The education is fantastic! Professor are always happy to help students understand subjects and talk more in depth about a subject. Opportunities to do research exist too, which I did not expect at a smaller school. I do not think chapel should be required. The community on campus is incredible. Students are friendly and genuinely want to get to know people. The on campus events are great too. Students are adults who should take ownership of their faith whatever that looks like for them. I would also like more on campus apartments, but campus housing is good.
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Best school I have ever attended. Real Christians I love everything about it. Best school ever! I had had a car crash tolded my Jeep and took a medical leave of absence everyone was very supportive and sent me a get well card. Everyone in every department has been a great support system for me. I could never ask for a better school. I have a great Academic adviser we have an amazing professional relationship. My teachers, online Chaplain everyone give great Academic and spiritual support. My teachers pray with me. Most of them are pastors. 1 of them Pastor Rene' not only prayed with me but worked with me to help with assignments gave me extra not just though ADA Department but as an individual after my accident. The staff went out of their way to make feel like IWU is my College Church family. I have tried other schools 1 closed, 1 scammed me, and the other didn't know what a Christian was even they claimed to be and gave me no help or support. IWU gives me all I need and more.
Indiana Wesleyan really does care for you as a student and a person. They do everything they can to make your learning experience beneficial for you and helpful for your life. Their heart is to serve you, and more than just assigning busy work for you just to submit, they are intentional behind everything they give for you to read, write, watch, and assess. It's truly a school that cares for you. It rocks!