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Iowa Wesleyan University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Iowa Wesleyan University, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the fee for the application is $20. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to Iowa Wesleyan University?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Iowa Wesleyan University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Iowa Wesleyan University accepted 41% of all applicants., around 700 of the 1,696 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Iowa Wesleyan University, 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Iowa Wesleyan University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Iowa Wesleyan University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

Iowa Wesleyan University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Iowa Wesleyan University must submit the following items. Double check 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
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Interview
Other Requirements minimum ACT score of 19 or SAT of 890
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

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%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Iowa Wesleyan University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 83%

Iowa 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 2017, 6% of Iowa Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 94% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Iowa Wesleyan University?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Iowa Wesleyan University?

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.

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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:

ACE recommendations for credit

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

Iowa Wesleyan University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

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

Iowa Wesleyan University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Iowa Wesleyan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

41%

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.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Iowa Wesleyan University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Iowa Wesleyan University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Iowa Wesleyan University SAT Scores

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Iowa Wesleyan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.02

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.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

473

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

41%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,530

Out-of-State

$31,530

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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