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.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Iowa Wesleyan University Rankings
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Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
Most Popular Majors
Nursing Science, Education, and Practice16 Graduates
Elementary Education13 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration7 Graduates
Human Services6 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science5 Graduates
Graphic Design2 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.15 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.19 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
Iowa Wesleyan University Reviews
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.
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.