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Indiana Wesleyan University is a private institution that was founded in 1920. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,999, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 17. Its tuition and fees are $23,628 (2013-14).
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.
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|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Wesleyan Church|
When applying to Indiana Wesleyan University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Indiana Wesleyan University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||66.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Indiana Wesleyan University is 14:1, and the school has 63.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Indiana Wesleyan University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Elementary Education and Teaching; Psychology, General; Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies; and Social Work. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||58%|
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Indiana Wesleyan University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,999, with a gender distribution of 35.8 percent male students and 64.2 percent female students. At this school, 81 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 19 percent of students live off campus. Indiana Wesleyan University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Indiana Wesleyan University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Indiana Wesleyan University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Indiana Wesleyan University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Indiana Wesleyan University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Indiana Wesleyan University, 80.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,783.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$23,628 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,560 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data