Indiana Wesleyan University Admissions

SAT Scores, ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Indiana Wesleyan University
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Indiana Wesleyan University Admissions Overview:

IWU has an acceptance rate of 74%. This means that the large majority of those who apply are admitted each year. Students can submit an application through the school's website. Along with an application, additional materials needed include scores from the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. While campus visits are not required, they are encouraged for all interested applicants. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Indiana Wesleyan University Description:

Indiana Wesleyan University's 345-acre main campus is located in Marion, Indiana, midway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. The university also has regional education centers throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. As the name suggests, Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered university affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. The university has seen remarkable growth in recent decades, in a large part because of the expansion of professional programs. Among undergraduates, business and nursing are by far the most popular fields of study. On the athletic front, the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats compete in the NAIA Mid-Central College Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,040 (2,782 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,346
  • Books: $1,380 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,148
  • Other Expenses: $2,078
  • Total Cost: $36,952

Indiana Wesleyan University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,539
    • Loans: $7,248

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Nursing

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country, Track and Field, Soccer, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Indiana Wesleyan University Mission Statement:

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"Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship, and leadership."

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