Iowa Wesleyan University

Contact: Dr DeWayne Frazier

601 North Main Street
Iowa Wesleyan University
Mt. Pleasant
United States

Tel: 3193856202

About Iowa Wesleyan University


Iowa Wesleyan University is a fully accredited, coeducational liberal arts university. 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. Graduates include Dr. James Van Allen, a space scientist who discovered the Earth’s radiation belts that now bear his name, and Dr. Peggy Whitson, NASA astronaut who has served as station commander for the International Space Station. Seven female Iowa Wesleyan students founded the P.E.O. Sisterhood on campus in 1869. The academic program at Iowa Wesleyan combines a liberal arts foundation with undergraduate programs in Biology, Pre-Medicine, 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. Click here to request information about Iowa Wesleyan University Programs

In addition to the on-campus academic program offering degrees in a variety of majors, Iowa Wesleyan online programs give students additional opportunities to earn a degree.

Located in Mount Pleasant, 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.

The University is a provisional member of the NCAA Division III. IW Tiger athletes compete in baseball, basketball, golf, football, track, cross country, soccer, softball, volleyball. The Tigers participate in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) for all sports except football; the football team is playing in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). IW is a member of the United States Small College Athletic Association (USCAA). This affiliation provides Tiger teams an opportunity to participate in national championship tournaments for which they qualify.

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