Iowa Wesleyan College

Overview of Iowa Wesleyan College

Iowa Wesleyan is in Mount Pleasant, IA. Mount Pleasant is a self-contained town. The school is classified as a United Methodist college. Iowa Wesleyan is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Iowa Wesleyan offers many areas of study. Fields of study in vogue at the school include business and management, education and teaching, nutrition and exercise therapy.

Iowa Wesleyan Selectivity

Not all applicants to Iowa Wesleyan are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 517 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 425 to 520 in 2007-2008.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Body

Approximately 834 students study at Iowa Wesleyan (in 2007-2008).

Student Life

The school offers a real campus feel. Iowa Wesleyan makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Mid-States Football Association, Midwest Classic Conference, Midwest Classic Conference, Midwest Classic Conference athletics. Athletic scholarships or financial aid help the school attract student athletes.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Iowa Wesleyan College is to prepare students to succeed in a changing global environment. Iowa Wesleyan is a four year liberal arts college providing quality individualized learning experiences that combine the development of the intellect with adaptive life skills. The colleg is affiliated with the United Methodist Church with which it shares a commitment to spiritual values, social justice and human welfare."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Iowa Wesleyan

Iowa Wesleyan College
601 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant , IA 52641
General Phone: (319) 385-8021

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Iowa Wesleyan Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management39business, business management, accounting
Education and Teaching36education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine19registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11sports and fitness management, exercise science
Science10biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry
Liberal Arts8English, sociology, history
Family and Social Work5human services
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, computer support
Security and Law Enforcement3corrections and criminal justice
Fine Arts2fine arts, art history and criticism
Design2design and visual communication
Media2communication studies
Religion and Philosophy2religious studies
Medical Administration1environmental health
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for Iowa Wesleyan in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree16232

Iowa Wesleyan Student Body

In 2007-2008, Iowa Wesleyan had a total enrollment of 834 students (755 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 64%
Women 36%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 12%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 20%
20-21 25%
22-24 20%
25-29 13%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Iowa Wesleyan Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %

Iowa Wesleyan Room and Board (2007)

Iowa Wesleyan offers campus housing for 517 of its 755 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Mount Pleasant, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Iowa Wesleyan Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal412517
SAT Math425520
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT17%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Iowa Wesleyan Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,000
Room and board $ 6,420
Room charge $ 2,580
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,840
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,860

Financial Aid:
Iowa Wesleyan participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 187100)

Iowa Wesleyan Faculty

Iowa Wesleyan has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1012
Non-tenured and not on tenure track41

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$39,6911*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$49,1762*
Associate professoracademic year15$46,6397$52,818
Assistant professoracademic year6$46,0738$46,071
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year26$46,99618$48,033

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-States Football Association
Basketball Midwest Classic Conference
Baseball Midwest Classic Conference
Track Midwest Classic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4165106

Iowa Wesleyan Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Environmental Health

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies, Other

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Iowa Wesleyan Highlights

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What Sets Iowa Wesleyan Apart:

% students on athletic fin. aid
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Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 6%Iowa Wesleyan Number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Iowa Wesleyan % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Iowa Wesleyan Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Iowa Wesleyan % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Iowa Wesleyan % of degrees in education and teaching
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Iowa Wesleyan % students 40 years or older
Number of students
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Top 19%Iowa Wesleyan Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 19%Iowa Wesleyan Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Iowa Wesleyan % of degrees in business and management

checked United Methodist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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