Founded in 1920 as Marion College, Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church set in a 350 acre, modern and residential campus in Marion, Indiana, an hour from Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.
Nearly 16,000 students are enrolled at IWU. Undergraduates can choose from over 80 liberal arts and traditional courses from accounting to writing and visual arts education to biology. Some 38 master's degrees are available across business, counselling, criminal justice, education, health sciences, leadership, nursing, psychology and social work and five doctorates over business, health sciences, nursing, leadership, and Wesley Seminary.
Since 1985, Indiana Wesleyan has run an adult education program. It attracts over 10,000 adult learners across education centres in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and also online.
Another facet of IWU’s offering is the Ott Hall of Sciences and Nursing, opened in 2014. This 111,250 square foot health sciences building provides students with expanded state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, research laboratories and student interaction areas.
Students at IWU represent more than 80 Christian denominations and nationalities over 10 foreign countries.
As well as the spiritual activities on offer to students through various chapels and organisations, there’s a selection of Intramural sports for all genders including: luau sand volleyball; flag football; outdoor soccer; volleyball; basketball; inner tube water polo; swim meet; volleyball; indoor soccer and racquetball. IWU has a very strong music tradition with its celebrated touring choir, University Chorale. Other ensembles at IWU include University Singers, University Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, One Voice, His Instrument, and Master's Praise.
Notable IWU alumni include a diverse selection of people from Ghanian Member of Parliament Joseph Kofi Adda to LA Dodgers pitcher Brandon Beachy. Others include author Laurell K. Hamilton and Ghasson Hitto, former opposition Prime Minister of Syria.