Iowa Wesleyan College

601 N Main Street, Mount pleasant, IA 52641
Tel: (319)385-8021
Private, non-profit | 650 students
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Iowa Wesleyan College nurture an educational process that empowers its students to perceive their inherent and distinctive potential and to act upon this perception autonomously and in mature, creative ways. This mission is accomplished through an institutional commitment to match student to curriculum; to provide vigorous, innovative teaching; and to give consistent attention to both a mastery of adaptive life skills and personalize learning. The purpose of the College is to reveal and reflect to our constituency, our ready and practical responses to an historic charge: the dynamic of liberal arts buttressed by an enduring relationship with the United Methodist Church.

School Overview:

Iowa Wesleyan College
CountyHenry County, IA
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
67 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment650 students1,633 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
-3%
% Black
-6%
% White
-84%
% Two or more races
-2%
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$24,300$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$24,300$24,744
 
Total Dormitory Capacity488571
Tuition24300
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%96%
Percent Admitted56%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)422-540450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)452-555460-573
ACT English (25-75%)16-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2218-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2220-25

School Notes:

  • Iowa Wesleyan College, with its outstanding reputation and rich heritage, is the oldest four-year, coeducational, church-related liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River. With a dedicated and gifted faculty and staff, Iowa Wesleyan College excels in providing an individualized educational experience for students in a changing world.
  • At Iowa Wesleyan College we value the experience of learning in community. Our heritage is rich in innovative, yet intentional, educational practices intended to provide opportunities for students to enhance their academic experiences.
  • Iowa Wesleyan College provide learning opportunities that help to develop future business professionals and positive, effective citizens. This is guided by the Iowa Wesleyan College’s Life Skills of valuing, communication, problem solving and social effectiveness, that are essential to an education in business. The student will obtain a balanced selection of liberal arts education, business concepts and a specialization in one or more fields of interest.
  • Mount Pleasant is located in southeastern Iowa at the junction of U.S. highways 34 and 218 which offers four-lane access to I-80, I-70, and Des Moines. The community enjoys daily Amtrak service to Chicago and points east, and to Denver and points west. Commercial airlines are within easy access in Burlington and Cedar Rapids. A municipal airport in Mount Pleasant accommodates private aircraft.
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