Iowa Wesleyan College (IWC) is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It traces its beginnings from a frontier settlement when a bill was passed by the Iowa Territorial Legislature in 1842 incorporating a Literary Institute at Mount Pleasant. The college pioneered in some of the more daring and unconventional policies and practices in the educational system including admitting and graduating women, admitting black students, admitting international students and admitting its first female law student.
Mount Pleasant is situated in southeastern Iowa and is home to numerous schools, churches and businesses. It is also the home of the Harlan Lincoln House and James Van Allen Home, both included in the National Register of Historic Places. Numerous opportunities for recreational activities abound in the area.
The educational offerings of Iowa Wesleyan College are provided through its seven academic divisions comprised of the Division of Business, Division of Education, Division of Fine Arts, Division of Human Studies, Division of Language and Literature, Division of Nursing and the Division of Science, Math and Computer Science. The university’s Extended Learning Program offers evening classes in three area communities and supported by online classes. Aside from the IWC campus, these programs are also offered in Muscatine Community College and Southeastern Community College.
Annual educational cost for enrolling in Iowa Wesleyan College is approximately $ 27,654.00 inclusive of tuition, room and board. Housing options include the McKibbin Hall, the Nemitz Suites and the Scheaffer-Trieschmann Hall. Rental housing is also occasionally available in the Mount Pleasant Community. All off-campus living arrangements should comply with the college residency policy.