A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Illinois Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisc
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
62%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1180-1370
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$31,409/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,107/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,453/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,763/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,171/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,945/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,828Undergrads
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 15 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    73%
  • Determined
    20%
  • Intelligent
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.40 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Small
    38%
  • Like a community
    31%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Challenging
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
48%
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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Illinois Wesleyan is a beautiful campus with many great academic programs! I was very impressed with their environmental science program and the many different research opportunities they have for all of their students.
Illinois Wesleyan University excels in the education aspect. The professors are amazing and very engaging. They are experts in their fields and know exactly what they are teaching. The materials for biology, for example, are not easy to understand if you have to analyze the text by yourself. However, the professors tried their best to teach the materials in a way that students would understand and questions are welcome (I have yet to sit through a lecture without at least tens of questions). The professors are also readily available outside the classroom and I have never experienced major conflict when scheduling a talk with them. The professors are also extremely friendly and you'd be amazed at how fast you can connect with them.

The social life aspect at IWU is also, for me personally, very ideal. The small campus allows you to actually meet and connect easily with your classmates and roommate(s). It's not hard to know the whole campus and make connections. At IWU no student is just a number and befriending someone is as easy as sitting down with them at the cafeteria. The sport teams and Greek houses are also extremely interconnected and I found myself having twenty new family members over at Kappa Delta.

Overall, IWU will give you a great, well-rounded college experience.