About Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, Iowa, with its 8,500 friendly people, is full of history, good schools, fine churches and prosperous businesses – all of which supply students with outstanding opportunities. Mount Pleasant is located in southeastern Iowa at the junction of U.S. highways 34 and 218.

This convenient location offers four-lane access to I-80, I-70 and Des Moines. The community enjoys daily Amtrak service to Chicago and points east as well as Denver and points west.

Commercial airlines in Burlington and Cedar Rapids are only a short distance away, while the Mount Pleasant municipal airport accommodates private aircraft.

Proudly, Mount Pleasant is the home of the annual Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association Reunion. This event attracts over 100,000 visitors every Labor Day Weekend. The celebration displays an ever expanding collection of antiques as well as hundreds of pieces of steam-powered farm equipment. Visitors are able to participate in shows, activities, demonstrations and parades throughout the reunion.

Mount Pleasant is the home of numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Harlan Lincoln House and the James Van Allen Home. Recreational activities in Mount Pleasant include, golf, tennis, swimming, a community fitness and recreation facility, city parks and playgrounds, and two nearby state parks.

Whether you’re planning to visit or wanting to make Mount Pleasant your permanent home – WE WELCOME YOU!

Visit Campus

Visit Campus

Come explore campus and see what IWC has to offer. You can meet with professors, talk with students and eat in our newly renovated "Wesley's Diner."

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Rachel Hymes Video


Located just four blocks north from downtown Mount Pleasant, the Iowa Wesleyan campus sits on 60 acres.


February 28

Music Scholarship Day

Music Scholarship Day

09:45 AM