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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Iowa Wesleyan University is a private, Christian university located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 550 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Iowa Wesleyan University acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing Science, Education, and Practice, and Elementary Education. Graduating 27% of students, Iowa Wesleyan University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,900.
About Iowa Wesleyan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
601 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
Website

Iowa Wesleyan University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880- 980
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$25,003/ 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
$12,859/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
550Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
78
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
45%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Average
    44%
  • Determined
    44%
  • Diverse
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
67%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.15 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Good community setting
    44%
  • Unique
    33%
  • The professors care, but not a lot of courses.
    11%
  • Underrated
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Iowa Wesleyan gave me 4 years of amazing times. You did have to "find your own fun" but with the right people you can have the time of your life. I received an amazing education while being able to play a sport all 4 years of college. I was able to be a part of many different clubs and activities and build many leadership skills. There is a lot of diversity at the school, but people are either to afraid or lazy to join clubs. If effort is put in you can have an amazing college experience.
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Iowa Wesleyan is not a school I am particularly happy to be in. The school has very few things going for it. One of those things is the outstanding financial aid. The school was the most affordable for me to pay off. The only other benefits would be a small campus size that makes for easy traveling from class to class and free tutoring in the library. Other than that everything else is quite underwhelming. The food in the cafe is really bad, it can taste bland and sometimes undercooked. Even though I am here for the majority reason of expenses, I came to this school for sports also since it is the only one that guaranteed a spot on the baseball team. The problem is the teams but the football team have no funding. Leaving the sports here to be under average and lacking financial support. The worst things are the dorms, they are tiny and lack some important properties like the boys dorm not having a kitchen.
Iowa Wesleyan is a great institution that prides itself on offering a very high caliber and diverse educational curriculum. Obtaining my BS in Business Administration in my two years there was very insightful and greatly prepared me for my new career which I obtained one month after graduation and for my MBA which I am enrolled in now. Iowa Wesleyan has very strong roots and history which gives it a great foundation.