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Iowa Wesleyan University is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Founded in 1842, it ranks as Iowa's first co-educational institution of higher learning and the oldest of its type west of the Mississippi River. The college's innovations have included concepts of undergraduate lab science, career experience, and service-learning. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Two campus buildings, Old Main and the Harlan-Lincoln House, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The latter, the former summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, is now a museum featuring various artifacts from the Harlan and Lincoln families.