Indiana Wesleyan University

857 reviews
  1. Marion, IN
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Indiana Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Crossroads League
Address
4201 South Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
930-1180
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$23,721/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,056/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,459/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,270/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,710/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,209/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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.74 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,440Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
67%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Christ centered
    52%
  • Kind
    19%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Very christian
    8%
  • Welcoming
    4%
  • Cliquish
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
63%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.73 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Christian
    54%
  • Wonderful
    21%
  • Awesome
    18%
  • Community
    5%
  • Okay
    2%

After Indiana Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses

Reviews

857 reviews
  • Excellent
    228
  • Very Good
    340
  • Average
    217
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    25
I have had fantastic experiences in nearly all my classes thus far.
Being that IWU does not have a high ratio of commuting students, professors frequently encourage their students to visit teachers' offices and ask questions.
Most professors are incredibly passionate about building relationships with their students. They want to be involved in the students' lives in and outside of class. Many will even offer to have coffee or a meal with you just to get to know you better.
TAKE ADVANTAGE of building relationships with your professors! It makes all classes much more enjoyable if you get to know your professor on an individual-level.
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 12 2013
Wonderful accelerated adult learning program. Online options are available. Professors have world experience in their fields and take a sincere interest in students. Enrollment process was easy, advisors were excellent, financial assistance was an easy process. I would definitely do it again. IWU now offers the Masters program I want to pursue next and this is where I plan to return!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 18 2013
The Essentials, Not Too Much More - but the College Is Worth It – Marion isn't too spectacular, but it has what a college student needs: a Super Walmart, a Meijers, drugstores, several brand-name restaurants, a cinema, movie store, a small mall with a Penny's and soon to get a Khols, a roller rink, a bowling alley, a tea house, and lots of ice cream stores! There isn't &quot;night life&quot; as such, but if that's what your looking for in college, this isn't the right university for you anyway. Even if Marion isn't the most stunning city, I have found that this college is well worth it!
One more note: everyone loves IWU students - we're reputed to be friendly and kind. Once you introduce yourself as such, they'll smile and say, &quot;Welcome! Good to meet you!&quot;
  • College Sophomore
  • July 21 2011