Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953-4999
Phone: (866) 468-6498
$21,956 tuition and fees
rolling application deadline
Indiana Wesleyan University is a private institution that was founded in 1920. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,201, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 345 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Indiana Wesleyan University's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 25. Its tuition and fees are $21,956 (2011-12).
As an evangelical Christian institution, Indiana Wesleyan University incorporates religion and academics, offering degrees including Biblical Literature, Youth Ministries, and Christian Worship, in addition to traditional degree options such as public relations, computer science, and accounting. Outside of class, students can consider joining more than 30 clubs and organizations and check out campus events, such as weekly $2 movies in the school’s theater, known as The Globe.Student athletes compete as the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats against other private Christian schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Mid-Central College Conference.
Indiana Wesleyan’s student body is more than 60 percent female, and all single students under the age of 23 must live on the school’s campus in Marion through junior year. For adult students, the university also operates regional Education Centers elsewhere in Indiana, as well as Kentucky and Ohio. Indiana Wesleyan also runs a graduate nursing program.
School mission (as provided by the school):
THE IWU MISSION:
Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship, and leadership.
Founded in 1920, the Indiana Wesleyan University campus is a community of over 3,200 students and 250 faculty jointly seeking excellence in academic life, spiritual life, and social life. IWU's academic goal is not simply to prepare students for prosperous careers, but for a lifetime of meaning and fulfillment. In 1999, IWU started the Center for Life Calling and Leadership; an office dedicated specifically to help students discover their life calling. With over 80 majors offered, nationally recognized academics, and state-of- the-art-facilities, IWU is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing universities in the nation. Furthermore, surveyed students consistently indicate that IWU's spiritual atmosphere is the primary reason for choosing IWU.
The New Media Consortium recently recognized IWU as a world leader in its innovative approaches to the use of technology. IWU is the first member institution of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to be selected. President and CEO of the New Media Consortium, Dr. Larry Johnson, identifies IWU as "a place where smart, creative people are devising innovative solutions to challenges we all face in teaching and learning. The dedication to excellence here is palpable, and students and faculty are the clear beneficiaries."
Indiana Wesleyan University offers nine intercollegiate sports for both men and women. IWU has won the MCC Conference Commissioners Cup a record eight consecutive years, and placed among the Top 20 in the NAIA United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings nine straight years. The University was awarded the 2008 NCCAA President's Cup as the best overall athletic program in the nation, the fourth time IWU has won the award. IWU has also won 9 national championships in the last three years alone. The University holds the record for MCC conference championships with 121 titles. The University has 24 national championship titles, including 1 NAIA national championship from the record-setting 2006-2007 women's basketball team that went 38-0. The other 23 titles are NCCAA national championships.
IWU is noted for its award-winning 345-acre (1.40 km2) main campus in Marion, Indiana. During the past two decades, nearly $250 million has been spent on new construction and renovation, and the campus is valued in excess of $360 million. Since 1990, over 50 construction projects have been completed, including 20 residence halls and 16 academic/administrative buildings, along with 11 adult and professional studies structures around the Midwest.
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1920
Religious affiliation - Wesleyan Church
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - urban
2010 Endowment - $67,799,539
Selectivity - more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 67%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - August 1
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 15:1
4-year graduation rate - 55% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Nursing Practice 19% Business Administration and Management, General 7% Elementary Education and Teaching 7% Psychology, General 4% Social Work 4%