Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU)

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IWU can be found in Marion, IN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around three thousand students enrolled each year at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The majority of students admitted to this school earned an SAT score within the range of 1020 - 1230, or got accepted with an ACT score between 20 - 26. We were able to estimate the Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 70 percent of all students which applied were admitted at IWU, and from those that were granted acceptance about 23 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana Wesleyan University was reported as 67.0% in Fall 2020 with over 4,360 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • IWU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • IWU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Indiana Wesleyan University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Indiana Wesleyan University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Indiana Wesleyan University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 73.9%
  • 2017-2018: 72.0%
  • 2018-2019: 68.3%
  • 2019-2020: 67.0%
  • Projected IWU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 64.3%

How Does Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Indiana Wesleyan University is eighteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Taylor University68.1%
Indiana University-Kokomo73.6%
Huntington University75.5%
Anderson University62.7%
Manchester University56.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 630
Math510 - 600
Total Score1020 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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