Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan University
601 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641
Year Founded: 1842
President: Ms. Christine Plunkett
Enrollment: 570
Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan University is the first & oldest co-educational independent university in the state of Iowa. As the regional, comprehensive university for Southeast Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan is a cultural and academic leader. IW is a transformational learning community whose passion is to educate, empower and inspire students to lead meaningful lives and careers. Iowa Wesleyan is committed to its core values of learning & community; faith & service; discovery & action; and courage & passion. The university provides undergraduate, adult and online education and promotes endeavors that advance Southeast Iowa and beyond.

Distinctive Facts & Features
  • Student-body represents 29 states and 30 countries Undergraduate and graduate programs offered on campus and online 
  • Undergraduate and graduate programs offered on campus and online 
  • HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities) Associate Member (First university in Iowa to receive membership)
  • 100% of students participate in an internship 
  • Ranked as a top private institution in low student loan debt
  • 85% of graduates start their careers in their field of study
  • Celebrates Alumni Dr. Peggy Whitson ’81, the most decorated female astronaut in history 
Student Profile
  • Male: 48%
  • Female: 52%
  • In-State Students: 32%
  • Out-of-state: 51%
  • International: 17%
  • Number of Undergraduate Programs plus Concentrations: 29
Most Popular Majors
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Education
  • Tuition: $25,424         
  • Room & Board: $10,500
Financial Aid Data
  • Students who receive financial assistance: 100%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $24,000
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty Ratio:15 to 1
  • Full-time Faculty: 38%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/terminal Degree: 63%
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: NCAA Division III 2017, 10 teams
  • Campus Residents Participating in Sports Activities and Intramurals: 68%
  • Students that are student athletes: 49%
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs & Organizations: 28

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