Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL, USA
3.90 Average Rating

Established in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University is a 4-year liberal arts university in Bloomington, IL. IWU offers bachelor’s degrees in over 80 academic fields of study, as well as an optional May Term, a month-long experiential learning option where students take a single course focused in-depth on a particular topic. IWU is also home to two student-run open-access journals, The Undergraduate Economic Review and the Park Place Economist, which publish research content from undergrads all over the US, as well as several other countries. For students interested in competitive online gaming, the Illinois Wesleyan League of Legends provides a place to train and compete in the world of Esports.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1249
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,649
Total Number of Undergrads
1,649
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
75%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
81%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$30,147
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$43,940
Out-of-State Tuition
$43,940
0
100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,990
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Bloomington
Saint Louis
Peoria
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
I can't wait to start going to IWU. It seems like a great place and I love the environment.
Andrea from Peoria, IL
Illinois Wesleyan is a great school if you want to intellectually challenge yourself. The campus is beautiful and the Bloomington-Normal area always has things to do.
Catlin from Kewanee, IL