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

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important 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

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
91%
Submitting ACT
11%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1249
0
1600
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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

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
71%
20-39 Students
26%
40-99 Students
2%
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
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$43,940
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$43,940
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,178
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,990
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,831
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,390

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,137
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
79%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Titans
School Colors
Green/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
College Conference of Illinois and Wisc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
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
Illinois Wesleyan is an amazing small liberal arts university focused on giving the students a great well rounded education through classes and activities. The community is incredibly welcoming and supportive.
Tess from LA Grange, IL
The pearl of the Bloomington-Normal community.
My first and only choice; a home away from home.
A genuine life experience full of self discovery, opportunities to develop leadership skills, and a rigorous course schedule to keep you on your toes, with a campus community comparable to your own family; a true college experience that I wouldn't have any other way.
Zitlalic from West Chicago, IL
Illinois Wesleyan takes pride in the attention professors and advisers give to students. It is a place where students can reach their fullest potential, and we are encouraged to challenge ourselves. It is a community that cultivates excellence.
Dominique from Mount Prospect, IL
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 university is the school for me. i always thought people were joking when they said you'll know when you find your perfect school. i ended up visiting, felt that connection, and have been here ever since.
guadalupe from chicago, il