Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

Private, Four-years School Located in Marion, IN

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How much is the IWU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, IWU's tuition & fees is $31,168.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $44,686 when a student lives on-campus.

IWU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$31,168
Books & Supplies Costs$1,384
On-campus Room & Board$10,050
On-campus Expenses$2,084
Off-campus Room & Board$7,032
Off-campus Expenses$2,700
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$33,544

How Much Does it Cost to Go to IWU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $141,053 at IWU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $194,749. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $104,044.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$32,726$45,356$24,311
Sophomore (2024-25)$34,362$47,507$25,410
Junior (2025-26)$36,080$49,762$26,560
Senior (2026-27)$37,884$52,124$27,763
4 Years Total$141,053$194,749$104,044
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$34,362$47,507$25,410
Sophomore (2025-26)$36,080$49,762$26,560
Junior (2026-27)$37,884$52,124$27,763
Senior (2027-28)$39,778$54,600$29,020
4 Years Total$148,104$203,993$108,753
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$36,080$49,762$26,560
Sophomore (2026-27)$37,884$52,124$27,763
Junior (2027-28)$39,778$54,600$29,020
Senior (2028-29)$41,766$57,194$30,335
4 Years Total$155,508$213,680$113,678
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$37,884$52,124$27,763
Sophomore (2027-28)$39,778$54,600$29,020
Junior (2028-29)$41,766$57,194$30,335
Senior (2029-30)$43,855$59,912$31,710
4 Years Total$163,283$223,829$118,828
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$39,778$54,600$29,020
Sophomore (2028-29)$41,766$57,194$30,335
Junior (2029-30)$43,855$59,912$31,710
Senior (2030-31)$46,047$62,760$33,148
4 Years Total$171,446$234,464$124,214

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, IWU' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Indiana, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $22,120.
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion$31,168
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Indiana Four-years Colleges$20,112
Public Schools$6,847$15,112
Private Schools$22,120

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between IWU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Indiana Wesleyan University-MarionMarion, IN$31,168$11,970
Western Connecticut State UniversityDanbury, CT$16,095$18,469
Ithaca CollegeIthaca, NY$50,510$28,601
Heritage UniversityToppenish, WA$19,920$10,020
Mansfield University of PennsylvaniaMansfield, PA$13,248$15,984
University of North FloridaJacksonville, FL$20,793$21,930
Delaware State UniversityDover, DE$20,250$14,976
Eastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimantic, CT$16,624$19,078
Marymount UniversityArlington, VA$39,050$23,446
Southern Oregon UniversityAshland, OR$30,723$19,779
University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IA$21,272$22,834

Financial Aid and COA

At Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion, 2,256 students (92%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $20,043.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at IWU is $24,643 for students living on-campus and $22,241 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 564 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $20,194 and the average amount of student loans is $7,623.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$44,686
COA (off-campus)$42,284
Tuition & Fees$31,168
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,518
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,116
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,643
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,241
Average Financial Aid$20,043
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,25692%$20,043
Pell Grants63926%$4,505
Federal Student Loan1,32754%$6,290
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid564100%-
Grants or Scholarships564100%$20,194
Federal Grants33159%$4,746
Pell Grants16629%$4,447
Other Federal Grants32958%$2,531
State/Local Grants12422%$6,358
Institutional Grants564100%$16,010
Student Loan Aid31956%$7,623
Federal Student Loans31456%$5,172
Other Student Loans6612%$12,238

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

IWU's acceptance rate is 91.91%. A total of 3,880 applicants applied to and 3,566 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 565 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 15.84%.
To apply to IWU, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate91.91%91.32%92.23%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)15.84%16.96%15.23%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to IWU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,095 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0959901,200
National Average1,168
Indiana Average1,154
SAT EBRW555500610
SAT Math540490590
ACT Composite231926
National Average24
Indiana Average25
ACT Math221826
ACT English231927

Student Population

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion has a total of 2,603 students including 2,236 undergraduate and 367 graduate students. By gender, there are 981 male students and 1,881 female students attending IWU. The school offers online degree programs and 306 students enrolled online exclusively (11.76% of all students).
Total2,862 9811,881
Undergraduate2,461 9031,558
Graduate401 78323

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address4201 South Washington Street, Marion, IN
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered105 Programs
Graduate Program Offered8 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate86.72%
Student Population2,603
Graduation Rate66%
Retention Rate78%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties283 (Full-time), 984 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,076 (Full-time), 1,051 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$69,398
Average Staff Salary$48,837