Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan Offers Career-Focused Majors.

Ours is a unique education – a strong liberal arts foundation together with timely, career training majors. Taught by experienced faculty who are thought leaders in their fields, and enhanced by hands-on, practical experiences. This is a professionally oriented education that will prepare you well – whether for success in graduate school or a challenging career.

Iowa Wesleyan University is one of the oldest four-year, coeducational, church-related liberal arts universities west of the Mississippi River currently serving 650+ students. Founded in 1842, it has a rich history of innovation in education, pioneering in the sciences, educational opportunities for women and service-learning, to name just a few. The academic program at Iowa Wesleyan combines a liberal arts foundation with undergraduate programs in Biology, Business Administration, Christian Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, Human Services, Music, Nursing, Psychology, and Digital Media & Design. Service-learning is integrated into the curriculum, ensuring that all students connect classroom learning with service to others. Internships and other field experience opportunities are part of every major, giving students hands-on professional experience before graduation.

In addition to the on-campus academic program offering degrees in a variety of majors, Iowa Wesleyan offers evening classes at area community colleges in West Burlington and Muscatine. A growing online program gives students additional opportunities to earn a degree.

Iowa Wesleyan offers a variety of arts and cultural opportunities for southeast Iowa. Art shows, concerts, lectures, and plays take place throughout the year and most are open to the public at no charge. The Clifford and Maxine Manning Speaker Series brings noted theologians and religious speakers to campus each year while the Haselmayer Endowment for the Arts sponsors events such as performances by the Montana Repertory Theatre and the American Shakespeare Center. The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra is based on campus.

Iowa Wesleyan’s program of intercollegiate athletics is organized and conducted as an integral part of the educational program.  The University is nationally affiliated with the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and is a member of the CAC (Continental Athletic Conference), NSAA (North Star Athletic Association) for football, and the Heart (Heart of America Athletic Conference) for wrestling.

Contact Information
601 North Main
Mt. Pleasant, IA  52641


Campus Programs
Online Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs

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    85% of IW Students start careers in their Field!

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    Success Driven Academic Programs

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    100% of students receive financial assistance. Merit based scholarships up to $20,000 a year.

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    NAIA Athletics | Intramural Sports & Student Organizations | Vocal & Instrumental Groups

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    Students representing over 29 states and 30 countries. Come experience a small, safe, friendly community