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Illinois Wesleyan University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Undergrads in College Housing
77%
Average Housing Cost
$6,622/ year
Poll
46%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.24 responses
Poll
78%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.49 responses

Food

Campus Food
C+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,952/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 37 responses
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  • The Dugout
    32%
  • Saga (Cafeteria)
    30%
  • Tommy's restaurant
    22%
  • Vegetarian options at the main cafeteria
    14%
  • Outside Restaurants
    3%
54%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.26 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 28 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    43%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    54%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    4%

Safety

Safety
B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
88%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.34 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 28 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    39%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    50%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    11%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 26 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    4%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    46%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    15%
  • Not very visible.
    19%
  • We have campus police?
    15%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 44 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    2%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    30%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    59%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    9%
Men's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Lacrosse, All Track Combined, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Lacrosse, Soccer, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Cultural Events
    31%
  • Dances
    31%
  • Movie Nights
    31%
  • Passover Party
    6%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 25 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    12%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    64%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    16%
  • Parties? What parties?
    8%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Theta's Black Light
    36%
  • Barn Dance
    18%
  • Fiji Friday
    18%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • Halloween House Crawl
    9%
  • We don't party
    9%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
36%
Women in Sororities
32%
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.43 responses
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