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Illinois Wesleyan University
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  • 4 Year
  • BLOOMINGTON, IL

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

IWU welcomed students back for the 2022-23 academic year with a "masks-optional" status. It's wonderful to see ALL these beautiful faces again! IWU students must be "boosted" or have a medical/religious exemption on file. Of course, we continue to monitor evolving guidance from the CDC and local, state, and national agencies, and our latest Covid-19 policies can be found at the link below. Learn More

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1312 N PARK ST
BLOOMINGTON, IL 61702
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
From Illinois Wesleyan University

Ranked the #1 college in Illinois and #7 in the U.S. for getting a job, at its heart, Illinois Wesleyan is about 3 things-- People. Opportunities. Accomplishment.

Whether it's faculty, staff, or your friends, you will find an atmosphere of support and collaboration. As you explore passions and discover your strengths, IWU will provide the connections to make your goals a reality. There's a reason we're #1 for jobs--during your time, you'll build a resume of experiences that stand out and instantly garner respect in your career. Simply speaking, IWU will say "yes" to helping you pursue your passions and achieve success.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
1100-1300
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,545 / 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
$30,667 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 39 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

Majors

IWU Students: In their own words

"You will find accountability, positive support, and attentiveness in the mentors you encounter at Illinois Wesleyan." -- Joey Kiper (Class of 2022) _________________________________________ "You get to write your story and plan your path with people that care about you rooting you all the way. " -- Wah Chook (Class of 2022)

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,622 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
14
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Hardworking
    75%
  • Determined
    15%
  • Intelligent
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 46 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Like a community
    33%
  • Small
    33%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Challenging
    11%
  • Fast-paced
    6%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
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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