Iowa Wesleyan University

164 reviews
  1. Mount Pleasant, IA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Iowa Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
601 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
SAT Range
873-976
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,927/ 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
    $16,871/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,187/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,609/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,279/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,042/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
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
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
386Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Determined
    57%
  • Average
    43%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.13 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Good community setting
    43%
  • Unique
    43%
  • The professors care, but not a lot of courses.
    14%

After Iowa Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

164 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    58
  • Average
    64
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    6
The school has small class sizes, so you can get one-on-one help from teachers. It is easy to get involved. The campus is small, no need to wake up an hour before class! The farthest walk is 4 mins (2 mins if you run). Every student must complete and internship (student teaching/clinicals count) before they graduate. Service Learning is a giant part of the school and how we can give back to the community.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 19 2014
I'm a business major. I am satisfied with this major. So far my first year with the business teachers at Iowa Wesleyan College has been difficult because of their teaching styles. Overall, the teachers are very understanding. They are very striaght forward with their rules within the class. As a business major we are required to have all five certifications within Microsoft office. I feel like that is a great aspect of the business administration program. As a business major, being certified in microsoft is good because most companies that hired business students right out of college look for that on a resume.
  • College Freshman
  • May 13 2013
The rooms are a lot bigger than most colleges. The RAs are the best and very easy to get along with. The bathrooms are kept clean by the staff. Although there is only AC in certain rooms (like lobby areas), it helps you make friends with your neighbors!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 19 2014