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Colleges / Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan University

Mount Pleasant, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate41%

Iowa Wesleyan University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Iowa Wesleyan University. Iowa Wesleyan University admitted 41% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 1,696 students applied to Iowa Wesleyan University and 700 were admitted.

If you are applying to Iowa Wesleyan University, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the application fee costs $20.

Iowa Wesleyan University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Iowa Wesleyan University's admissions stats.

Iowa Wesleyan University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 9%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 94%
Waitlist No

Iowa Wesleyan University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Iowa Wesleyan University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 15

Want to Apply Early to Iowa Wesleyan University?

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

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

More on Iowa Wesleyan University Admissions

Transferring to Iowa Wesleyan University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Iowa Wesleyan University

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

What Does Iowa Wesleyan University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Iowa Wesleyan University

Wondering what factors are considered by Iowa Wesleyan University 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Volunteer Work Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

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

Iowa Wesleyan University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Iowa Wesleyan University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Iowa 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Iowa Wesleyan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 83% submitted a class rank. At Iowa Wesleyan University 9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 27% were in the top 25% and 55% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Iowa 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 Iowa Wesleyan University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

Iowa Wesleyan University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 6% of Iowa Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 94% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Iowa Wesleyan University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Iowa Wesleyan University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Iowa Wesleyan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Iowa Wesleyan University

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Iowa Wesleyan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Iowa Wesleyan University?

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

Does Iowa Wesleyan University accept transfer credits?

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

• DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

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

❌ Iowa Wesleyan University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

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

✅ Iowa Wesleyan University is not test optional.

What is Iowa Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Iowa Wesleyan University is 41%.

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

❌ Iowa Wesleyan University does not offer early decision.

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Iowa Wesleyan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Iowa Wesleyan University? Iowa Wesleyan University is a somewhat selective institution. The Iowa Wesleyan University acceptance rate is 41%. This means that the institution accepts 41 out of every 100 applicants.


Iowa Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Iowa Wesleyan University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Iowa Wesleyan University is Aug 15.

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

Iowa Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Iowa Wesleyan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Iowa Wesleyan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.02. 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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