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Colleges / Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%

IWU Admissions

Indiana Wesleyan University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Indiana Wesleyan University is 72%. Last year, 3,796 students applied to Indiana Wesleyan University and 2,734 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Indiana Wesleyan University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Indiana Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Indiana Wesleyan University's admissions stats.

Indiana Wesleyan University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 30%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 60%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 66%
Waitlist No

Indiana Wesleyan University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Indiana Wesleyan University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Indiana Wesleyan University?

Indiana Wesleyan University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Indiana Wesleyan University Admissions

How To Get Into Indiana Wesleyan University

It is moderately difficult to get into IWU. IWU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, IWU accepted 72% of all applicants, around 2,734 from 3,796 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like IWU, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Indiana Wesleyan University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Indiana Wesleyan University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Indiana Wesleyan University

What does Indiana Wesleyan University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Indiana Wesleyan University for more information on admission factors.

Indiana Wesleyan University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Indiana Wesleyan University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Indiana Wesleyan University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Indiana Wesleyan University?

Students admitted to Indiana Wesleyan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 69% submitted a class rank. At Indiana Wesleyan University 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 57% were in the top 25% and 88% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Indiana Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Indiana Wesleyan University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Indiana Wesleyan University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 60% of Indiana Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 66% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Indiana Wesleyan University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Indiana Wesleyan University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Indiana Wesleyan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to Indiana Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Indiana Wesleyan University.

Transfer students can enroll in Indiana Wesleyan University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Indiana Wesleyan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Indiana Wesleyan University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Indiana Wesleyan University.

Does Indiana Wesleyan University accept transfer credits?

✅ Indiana Wesleyan University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Indiana Wesleyan University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Indiana Wesleyan University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Indiana Wesleyan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Indiana Wesleyan University?

✅ Indiana Wesleyan University is not test optional.

What is Indiana Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

✅ Indiana Wesleyan University's acceptance rate is 72%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Indiana Wesleyan University?

❌ Indiana Wesleyan University does not offer early decision.

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IWU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into IWU? IWU is a somewhat selective institution. The IWU acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


IWU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

IWU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IWU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.61. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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