Indiana Wesleyan University is a private, 4-year institution located in Marion, IN, which lies about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. The school was founded in 1920 as Marion Normal College; then after massive growth, the school reached university status and in 1988 the school was given its present name. IWU is largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities as well as the largest private university in Indiana. The 345 acre campus features a variety of architectural styles, due primarily to the major construction and renovation projects over the past 25 years. The 3800 seat University Chapel is one of the largest theaters in the Midwest. Among notable alumni is musician Keith O’Connor Murphy.