Iowa Wesleyan University is one of the oldest four-year, coeducational, church-related liberal arts universities west of the Mississippi River. 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. 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
Located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa Wesleyan offers a variety of arts and cultural opportunities for southeast I
owa. Art shows, concerts, lectures, and plays take place throughout the year and most are open to the public at no charge. 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 also based on campus. The University is a provisional member of the NCAA Division III and has numerous athletic programs. The campus itself sits on 60 acres just four blocks north from downtown Mount Pleasant. Classes at Iowa Wesleyan average 10 students with a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, ensuring that each student gets the individual attention they need to thrive in their academic journey.
Mount Pleasant is a city in and the county seat of Henry County, Iowa, in the United States. The charming city boasts a community steeped in progressive historical achievements that continue to define their vibrant culture and small town values. Although the city is small, it’s home to a four-year regional university, is a hub of manufacturing and industry in the heart of the Midwest, has a unique and lively retail district, and is a popular summer destination for tens of thousands of visitors e
very year. Mount Pleasant offers a strong sense of community that is hard to find outside the great state of Iowa, along exciting urban areas just a short distance away. You are sure to feel at home in this lovely city.