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Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University

Check whether Indiana Wesleyan University is right for you as an international student.

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Marion , USA
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Study abroad at Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a comprehensive university of the Wesleyan Church based in Marion, Indiana. It provides students with an exceptional education in a Christian environment.

The University equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in today’s fast-paced world. With more than 280 certificate, bachelor’s, and graduate programs to choose from, there’s a course to suit every interest and ambition at IWU.

Although academic excellence is a priority, the University delivers an enriching experience outside the classroom too. There are over 50 student clubs to try out, as well as ski trips, concerts, movie nights, and a packed calendar of intramural sports.

The University’s 350-acre campus is home to an outstanding array of facilities, including modern study rooms, computer labs, and residence halls. The IWU Wildcats use the University’s sports facilities to prepare for their matches in the NAIA Crossroads League.

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Why study at IWU?

  • Small class sizes

    A 14:1 student-staff ratio ensures you have lots of interaction with professors

  • Generous scholarships

    You can apply for a merit-based scholarship of between $4,000 and $14,000 per year

  • Great accommodation

    IWU proudly offers the best college dorms in Indiana (Niche, 2020)

  • Top-ranked campus

    IWU is home to the fourth-best college campus in Indiana (Niche, 2020)

  • Earning potential

    IWU graduates earn 58% more than the national average after 10 years

Life as an international student

By studying at IWU, you’ll belong to a close-knit community that celebrates diversity. Students from all over the world choose IWU as their second home, making it one of America’s most dynamic Christian colleges.

Members of the international student services team work hard to make your study abroad experience as smooth and fulfilling as possible. They’ll support you from application through to graduation and answer your questions about visas, employment, housing, and more.

IWU delivers three English language programs specifically for international students. Not only will you improve your speaking, listening, and writing skills, but you’ll also learn more about American culture and visit major cities.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
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    • Group Study Rooms
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    • Fitness Classes 7
    • Dance Studio 1
    • Swimming Pool 1
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    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
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    • Group Praying Rooms
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Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition: $28,184 / year

Incoming Freshman receiving the President’s or Dean’s scholarship will have the opportunity to compete for an additional $2,000 annual scholarship. Eligible students will have more details sent directly to them from the Office of Admissions.

Recognition Scholarship

  • Average amount - $4,000
  • Requirements - Incoming IWU-Marion student meeting eligibility requirements 2.79 and below high school GPA

Achievement Scholarship

  • Average amount - $6,000
  • Requirements - Incoming IWU-Marion student meeting eligibility requirements 2.8 to 3.39 high school GPA

Faculty Scholarship

  • Average amount - $8,000
  • Requirements - Incoming IWU-Marion student meeting eligibility requirements 3.4 to 3.749 high school GPA

Dean's Scholarship

  • Average amount - $10,000
  • Requirements - Incoming IWU-Marion student meeting eligibility requirements are 3.75 to 3.99 high school GPA

President's Scholarship

  • Average amount - $11,000
  • Requirements - Incoming IWU-Marion student meeting eligibility requirements are 4.0+ high school GPA

National Hispanic Recognition Scholarship

  • Average amount - $15,000
  • Requirements - Selected as an outstanding Hispanic/Latino student in the National Hispanic Recognition Program with a high school GPA of 3.50+

National Merit Scholarship

  • Average amount - $16,000
  • Requirements - National Merit Finalist or Semi-finalist with a high school GPA of 3.50+


Indiana Wesleyan University

4201 S Washington St, Marion, IN 46953, United States

Marion is a lively city with a great community spirit. As home to some of the state’s biggest and best colleges, Marion attracts international students from far and wide.

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Visa requirements for Indiana Wesleyan University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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