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Illinois Wesleyan University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 6 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

College Conference of Illinois and Wisc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,250)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $44,347)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 95 76 - -
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 25 26 - Yes
Football 120 - - -
Golf 17 11 - -
Soccer 30 28 - Yes
Softball - 24 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 14 27 - -
Tennis 9 14 - Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.4%
Hispanic 2.8%
Non-resident alien 4.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.0%
Two or more races 0.3%
White/non-Hispanic 75.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 5
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kevin from Buffalo Grove, IL
  • 4
  • The dorms are pretty big, especially for the upperclassmen. Everyone is every social able and friendly. You will make new friends every quickly. The R.A.'s are also very nice and…

  • May-18-2012 Read More
  • Zitlalic from West Chicago, IL
  • 5
  • The RAs do an excellent job of easing students into their halls. Floors and even entire halls come together for different activities that their hall councils hold. Students tend to…

  • Jul-31-2013 Read More
  • Claritza from CHICAGO, IL
  • 4
  • You have choices here and there, but sometimes there are points where you must put up with a horrible room mate. Maybe you don't like the hall you live in?…

  • Dec-02-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Haylie from Illinois
  • Jan-02-2018 I am a current student here

    Some things are better than others, but I will say there are plenty of options on campus which is nice. There is also quite a few places close by that will deliver to the dorms.

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  • 4
  • guadalupe from chicago, il
  • Apr-28-2015 I am a current student here

    food is good. after a certain time you get used to it, but that what you are going to hear from every school if they give you a honest answer.

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  • 3
  • Cassandra from Lisle, IL
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Freshman 15 is pretty common due to the food here. The dugout was just renovated which added a lot of better options.

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  • 4
  • Claritza from CHICAGO, IL
  • Dec-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Vegetables, fruits, and protein. This college is along side with sodexo. I think that speaks for itself. The food is healthy. Not a lot of students may like it because of the missing greasy and unhealthy foods, but it is by far going to shed pounds rather than gain them.

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  • 5
  • Lauren
  • Aug-05-2013 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I bet they have have great food!

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  • 5
  • Zitlalic from West Chicago, IL
  • Jul-31-2013 I am a current student here

    No campus food experience is perfect, but Wesleyan food is definitely the best among the other colleges that students visit. IWU has it all, pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and other veggie favorites, as well as asian cuisine and a variety of desserts and ice cream. Make sure to keep a lookout for IWU's incredible ice cream bars which include the create-your-own or the ice cream that comes with caramelized bananas! Students also do not want to miss the chocolate fountain or Sunday Brunch, which has students waking up early on a weekend just to get a taste of personal omelettes, Belgian waffles, fresh fruit, and much much more. The amazing Saga Dave makes sure that our Thanksgiving and Valentines Day dinners are memorable by creating an atmosphere similar to fancy restaurant, fully equipped with themed foods and goodies. Wesleyan also has outdoor picnics with free food, as well as breakfast-at-night events. One of the favorites is definitely Carnival Night, where students are served up carnival-style food such as chicken strips, hot dogs, burgers, fries, funnel cake, ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. IWU even hires balloon artists from Funbelievable Balloons to create anything the students' inner child desires.

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  • 4
  • Dominique from Mount Prospect, IL
  • Jul-17-2013 I am a current student here

    For such a small campus, it is surprising how many options students have to choose from in terms of restaurants and the dining hall. The food is good, and management does a good job paying attention to needs of students with alternative diets and allergies.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • guadalupe from chicago, il
  • Apr-28-2015 I am a current student here

    i am not in any greek life, so i cannot talk a lot about this; however, those who are in greek life seem to really like it.

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  • 0
  • Tess from LA Grange, IL
  • Feb-25-2015 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life on campus is small but mighty. There not that many sororities or frats but each one is fairly prominent on campus. That being said, the greek life is not so ingrained in the social life of the university that not participating in greek life leaves you left out.

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  • 0
  • Zitlalic from West Chicago, IL
  • Jul-31-2013 I am a current student here

    Although Wesleyan is a small university Greek Life has established its presence for years, with 1/3 of the student population participating. This means IWU has a lot of members in the Greek Community, but if fraternities and sororities are not your thing, you are definitely not left out! Students in Greek Life are just like other students, and there is no crazy drama between fraternities or sororities.

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  • 0
  • Dominique from Mount Prospect, IL
  • Jul-17-2013 I am a current student here

    About 30% of the students are Greek, so it plays a big part in the social atmosphere of the school. However, students who choose not to go Greek are still welcome at Fraternity houses and most Fraternity and Sorority events.

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  • 0
  • Caitlyn
  • Apr-19-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a very high amount of the student body involved in greek life. Everyone is close with each other.

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  • 0
  • Zachary from Bloomington, IL
  • Nov-22-2012 I am a current student here

    The campus is 33% Greek, which opens up an array of networks for students, and allows students to maintain bonds of friendship that last a lifetime.

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  • 0
  • Feliz
  • Oct-24-2012 I am a current student here

    There are 5 Fraternity's and 4 Sororities. I think about a third of the student body is involved with Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Karolina from Mundelein, IL
  • Oct-02-2012 I am a current student here

    More than 30% of the students on campus are in Greek Life. However the people involved in a sorority or frat are not just limited to that group of people. Everyone, whether in a frat or not, interacts with one another and people that to Greek are not seen as better or worse than anyone else.

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  • 0
  • B from central IL
  • Sep-21-2012 I am a current student here

    There are a number of Greek houses. I recently joined one and so far I am enjoying the other members.

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