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Indiana Wesleyan University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Indiana Wesleyan University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Indiana Wesleyan University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Indiana Wesleyan University was awarded 28 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

IWU landed the #504 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when IWU held the #595 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 44 colleges in Indiana, IWU is ranked at #13.

See all of the rankings for Indiana Wesleyan University.

Is It Hard to Get Into IWU?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Indiana Wesleyan University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 68% of students accepted to IWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University  ( 500 to 600 )
IWU received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Indiana Wesleyan University  ( 21 to 26 )

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Indiana Wesleyan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Indiana Wesleyan University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Indiana Wesleyan University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Indiana Wesleyan University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Indiana Wesleyan University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at IWU for first-time, full-time students is 51%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Below Average Overall Diversity at IWU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,799 undergraduates at IWU with 2,634 being full-time and 165 being part-time.

IWU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for IWU is 36.96 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  36.96 out of 100
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How Much Does Indiana Wesleyan University Cost?

The overall average net price of IWU is $19,333. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for IWU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,597 $13,898 $17,610 $20,299 $25,577

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of IWU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At IWU, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,927 a year. That adds up to $27,708 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IWU is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do IWU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from IWU make about $49,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for IWU students since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Indiana Wesleyan University make the most money.

Location of Indiana Wesleyan University

Located in Marion, Indiana, Indiana Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution. Marion is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Indiana Wesleyan University

Contact details for IWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4201 South Washington Street, Marion, IN 46953-4974
Phone: 765-674-6901

Indiana Wesleyan University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 56 majors graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University. Of these students, 751 received undergraduate degrees and 71 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 143 $62,100
Business Administration & Management 55 $50,400
Liberal Arts General Studies 41 $32,000
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 39 $23,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30 $33,900
General Psychology 29 $29,900
Teacher Education Subject Specific 25 $35,400
Social Work 22 $26,500
Marketing 21 $43,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Indiana Wesleyan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at IWU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 381 students took at least one online class at Indiana Wesleyan University. This is an increase from the 211 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 381 0
2016-2017 211 0
2015-2016 156 0
2014-2015 9,831 6,690
2013-2014 9,925 7,488

Learn more about online learning at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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