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.
NCAA Division III (with football)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Illinois Wesleyan University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.44 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Illinois Wesleyan University Reviews
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.
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!