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  1. Academics
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  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 1,766 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Illinois Wesleyan acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Accounting, and Nursing. Graduating 81% of students, Illinois Wesleyan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,000.
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
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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
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1130-1400
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,227/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,303/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,164/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,434/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,283/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,318/ year
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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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,766Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    71%
  • Determined
    18%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Intelligent
    6%

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.42 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Small
    40%
  • Like a community
    33%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Challenging
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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
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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.
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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!
Went for a campus visit. Quite honestly, it was so much better than expected. Gorgeous grounds. Strong academics. Nice people. They’re focused on getting you done in four years. Had a great vibe. Someone said it’s in a bad neighborhood? I didn’t see that at all. From what I’m hearing and reading/ researching, one will get a very solid education here. Love also that there’s great research opps. Couldn’t find anything negative about it. Will definitely be applying.