Skip to Main Content
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Illinois Wesleyan is a highly rated private university located in Bloomington, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,646 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Illinois Wesleyan acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business, Accounting, and Nursing. Graduating 78% of students, Illinois Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,600.
About Illinois Wesleyan University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702
Website

Illinois Wesleyan University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1200-1400
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • Affordable, effective, and enjoyable online test prep
  • Guaranteed score improvement with smart feedback and progress tracking

Cost

Net Price
$30,147/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,421/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,646Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    74%
  • Determined
    16%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.44 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Small
    35%
  • Like a community
    29%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Challenging
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Colleges like Illinois Wesleyan University
More

Illinois Wesleyan University Reviews

581 reviews
All Categories
Illinois Wesleyan is a great place to get your undergraduate degree. The campus is all very centralized with all academic buildings surrounding the main quad within a 5 minute walk from any on campus housing. Professors are very likable, and love to teach. They will know your name and make sure you stay on top of your work. Class sizes are very small which makes your relationship with professors even better. In terms of student life there are a ton of clubs and activities to get involved in. I love going to all of the sports games, which Illinois Wesleyan has many highly ranked sports teams, although the attendance is not as high as I would hope. The majority of students are very friendly, and it is very easy to find your group thanks to the intimate class, orientation activities, and other student life activities. Overall, Illinois Wesleyan is a great place for an undergraduate education.
Start Your Review of Illinois Wesleyan University
Rate It!
I love IWU. The campus is stunning year-round, the food is consistently delicious, and my classes are incredible! My professors are very knowledgeable about the topics they teach, and they try to make class fun. Generally, they make themselves readily available to meet with students for any reason. The Ames Library is a great resource too, and the research librarians are more than happy to help you find anything you need for a class, a paper, or just general reading material. It's also easy to get involved on campus: there are RSOs for just about any interest, so it's easy to find people with common interests.
I really love the campus and the classes. The only drawbacks I have encountered are with course scheduling. Since Illinois Wesleyan is a small private school, sometimes classes are not available both semesters. For the most part, I have loved my experience!