Iowa Wesleyan University

Private, Four-years School Located in Mount Pleasant, IA

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How much is the Iowa Wesleyan tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Iowa Wesleyan's tuition & fees is $34,700 based on the NCES data.
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 $48,339 when a student lives on-campus.

Iowa Wesleyan Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$34,700
On-campus Room & Board$11,340
On-campus Expenses$2,300
Off-campus Room & Board$7,110
Off-campus Expenses$2,800
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$35,783

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Iowa Wesleyan for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $149,971 at Iowa Wesleyan. 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 $204,531. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $93,721.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$35,783$49,423$22,984
Sophomore (2024-25)$36,899$50,539$23,275
Junior (2025-26)$38,051$51,691$23,576
Senior (2026-27)$39,238$52,878$23,886
4 Years Total$149,971$204,531$93,721
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$36,899$50,539$23,275
Sophomore (2025-26)$38,051$51,691$23,576
Junior (2026-27)$39,238$52,878$23,886
Senior (2027-28)$40,462$54,102$24,206
4 Years Total$154,650$209,210$94,943
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$38,051$51,691$23,576
Sophomore (2026-27)$39,238$52,878$23,886
Junior (2027-28)$40,462$54,102$24,206
Senior (2028-29)$41,725$55,365$24,535
4 Years Total$159,476$214,036$96,203
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$39,238$52,878$23,886
Sophomore (2027-28)$40,462$54,102$24,206
Junior (2028-29)$41,725$55,365$24,535
Senior (2029-30)$43,027$56,667$24,875
4 Years Total$164,452$219,012$97,502
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$40,462$54,102$24,206
Sophomore (2028-29)$41,725$55,365$24,535
Junior (2029-30)$43,027$56,667$24,875
Senior (2030-31)$44,370$58,010$25,226
4 Years Total$169,584$224,144$98,842

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Iowa Wesleyan' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $25,184.
Iowa Wesleyan University$34,700
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,255
Public Schools$8,241$10,942
Private Schools$25,184

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Iowa Wesleyan 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.
Iowa Wesleyan UniversityMount Pleasant, IA$34,700$6,420
Emmaus Bible CollegeDubuque, IA$19,800-
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological SeminaryAnkeny, IA$18,740$8,850
Loras CollegeDubuque, IA$36,570$13,440
Simpson CollegeIndianola, IA$45,108$6,606
William Penn UniversityOskaloosa, IA$27,800$10,500

Financial Aid and COA

At Iowa Wesleyan University, 641 students (84%) 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 $25,639.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Iowa Wesleyan is $22,700 for students living on-campus and $18,970 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 241 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 $26,670 and the average amount of student loans is $8,751.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$48,339
COA (off-campus)$44,609
Tuition & Fees$34,700
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,639
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$9,909
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,700
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,970
Average Financial Aid$25,639
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship64184%$25,639
Pell Grants38450%$5,090
Federal Student Loan49565%$7,956
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid24192%-
Grants or Scholarships24192%$26,670
Federal Grants15358%$5,600
Pell Grants15358%$5,300
Other Federal Grants10540%$438
State/Local Grants3714%$6,174
Institutional Grants23991%$22,352
Student Loan Aid19876%$8,751
Federal Student Loans19876%$7,585
Other Student Loans228%$10,499

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Iowa Wesleyan's acceptance rate is 81.90%. A total of 3,934 applicants applied to and 3,222 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 267 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 8.29%.
To apply to Iowa Wesleyan, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate81.90%79.15%84.54%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)8.29%12.48%4.53%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
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 Iowa Wesleyan. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 920 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 18.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total9208201,020
National Average1,168
Iowa Average1,131
SAT EBRW465410520
SAT Math455410500
ACT Composite181520
National Average24
Iowa Average23
ACT Math181521
ACT English161319

Student Population

Iowa Wesleyan University has a total of 871 students including 785 undergraduate and 86 graduate students. By gender, there are 474 male students and 351 female students attending Iowa Wesleyan. The school offers online degree programs and 120 students enrolled online exclusively (13.78% of all students).
Total825 474351
Undergraduate758 439319
Graduate67 3532

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, IA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered20 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered2 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate80.81%
Student Population871
Graduation Rate30%
Retention Rate54% (Full-time), 14% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties37 (Full-time), 55 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs107 (Full-time), 60 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$53,541
Average Staff Salary$48,997