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Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution in Marion, Ind. Indiana Wesleyan University is also an evangelical Christian comprehensive university, and operates education centers in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The university was established as Marion College in 1920, and became Indiana Wesleyan in 1988. U.S. News & World Report ranks Indiana Wesleyan University No. 27 in the Regional Universities (Midwest) category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The university serves 15,872 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Programs Offered

Indiana Wesleyan comprises the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Adult and Professional Studies, School of Nursing, Graduate School, Wesley Seminary, and John Wesley Honors College. These colleges offer programs in several areas, including art, business, communication and theatre, modern language and literature, social sciences, teacher education, natural sciences, and nursing education. Wesley Seminary offers a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts program. The graduate school offers master’s degree programs in organizational leadership, business administration, and management, and certificate programs in accounting, health care, and human resources. Indiana Wesleyan also offers a doctoral degree in organizational leadership. Indiana Wesleyan offers online degrees in business, communication, computer, counseling, criminal justice, education, nursing, and theology and ministry.


The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Indiana Wesleyan since 1966.


Indiana Wesleyan University admissions applications are accepted on a rolling deadline. Scores for the ACT or SAT are due by Aug. 1. Indiana Wesleyan admissions requires an application with a $25 application fee. Further admissions requirements may be set by individual academic programs. Indiana Wesleyan reported a 66.6% acceptance rate, according to U.S. News & World Report.


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