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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 dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Indiana Wesleyan University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Indiana Wesleyan University was awarded 22 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

IWU landed the #618 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

IWU is also ranked #16 out of 44 schools in Indiana.

See all of the rankings for Indiana Wesleyan University.

Is It Hard to Get Into IWU?

Acceptance Rate

Indiana Wesleyan University has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 )

Learn more about Indiana Wesleyan University admissions.

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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

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Average Overall Diversity at IWU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,762 undergraduates at IWU with 2,528 being full-time and 234 being part-time.

IWU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

IWU scored 53.89 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  53.89 out of 100
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How Much Does Indiana Wesleyan University Cost?

The overall average net price of IWU is $19,818. 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 +
$14,509 $15,026 $17,509 $21,663 $25,670

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 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,628 a year. That adds up to $30,512 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IWU is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do IWU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from IWU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $49,900 in their early years. That's great news for IWU students since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Marion, Indiana. 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 most recent year for which we have data, students from 57 majors graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University. Of these students, 783 received undergraduate degrees and 82 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 158 $62,100
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 60 $23,500
General Psychology 40 $29,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 39 $32,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30 $33,900
Business Administration & Management 25 $50,400
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 24 NA
Marketing 23 $43,100
Social Work 21 $26,500
Teacher Education Subject Specific 21 $35,400

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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