Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
61%
Acceptance Rate
3,697
Students Applied
42%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
83
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
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, 2020 May 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
US States Represented
31
Countries Represented
23
91%
Submitting ACT
10%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1273
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
605
75th
705
Reading
25th
590
75th
690
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
39
Top 25%
72
Top 50%
95

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: iwuadmit@iwu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-332-2498
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
The essays are important, and are your chance to present yourself. If you don't have a lot of life experience they can be hard to write, but there is a reason for that. Wesleyan is looking for the bright and the involved, so those clubs will definitely count too.
Nick from Lexington, IL
It is a small school, so represent yourself how you want to be seen at all times. Develop good standing with the faculty you interact with and incredible opportunities will open up for you. Take advantage of the personal small school atmosphere.
Musician
i advice to try to get involved in any clubs on campus that you are interested in. you will be able to meet different people along the way that can turn into friends. you never know what can come from this adventure.
guadalupe from chicago, il
Be open to a liberal arts education! It's great being able to take interesting classes that don't necessarily connect with my major, but still count towards my degree.
Tess from LA Grange, IL
Do not be afraid to explore, whether it be a class, a sport, or a club. Illinois Wesleyan has so much to offer, way more than one would expect from a private university. Take your classes seriously the first semester so you won't be behind second semester; IWU's classes are not to be taken lightly but can be a joyful learning experience if you keep up. Don't be afraid to go to Shirk, an incredibly high percentage of students work out, even if they are not competing for Wesleyan. Embrace the variety that Wesleyan encourages. Major props to my small, private university of a little over 2000 students for collaborating with students and expanding new ideas whose origins are in places other than the United States. Take risks! No matter what you believe, students can still be shy even in their college years. Speak up, stand up, and work towards the change you wish to bring forth in your community. Another thing about community, the Bloomington-Normal community provides endless volunteer opportunities, take advantage of those to expand your horizons!
Zitlalic from West Chicago, IL
- Apply early acceptance!
- Visit on a prospective student day, but also visit on a random weekday to see what campus is usually like.
Alexandra from Mahomet, IL
Illinois Wesleyan wants well rounded students in their university, so try to diversify your interests and activities. If you haven't had much diversity or life experience, admit to it, but say that is what you are looking for in your college experience.
Colleen from Elmhurst, IL
Take advantage of the resources available to you! Professors and advisers are always more than willing to make themselves available to help, and go to great lengths to offer unique opportunities to students willing to work for them.
Dominique from Mount Prospect, IL