Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

Illinois Wesleyan University, founded in 1850, is an independent, residential, liberal arts university. Its 80-acre campus is located in Bloomington, IL.

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

Tuition & Fees

$51,336

$51,336

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
48%
500-599
42%
400-499
2%
700-800
18%
600-699
39%
500-599
41%
400-499
2%
30-36
32%
24-29
35%
18-23
29%
12-17
4%
30-36
13%
24-29
60%
18-23
22%
12-17
5%
30-36
22%
24-29
56%
18-23
22%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,261
Declined + 1,458
Total Received 3,719
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Private (nonprofit)

1,629

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1320
ACT 1044

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School Facts

Illinois Wesleyan University, founded in 1850, is an independent, residential, liberal arts university. Its 80-acre campus is located in Bloomington, IL.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,629
Established in 1850
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Bloomington, IL

80-acre campus in Bloomington (population: 77,934), 130 miles from Chicago. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Chicago. Public transportation serves campus.

Illinois Wesleyan University
1312 North Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 34% of male students
 
4 sororities 32% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
38%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
48%
500-599
42%
400-499
2%
700-800
18%
600-699
39%
500-599
41%
400-499
2%
30-36
32%
24-29
35%
18-23
29%
12-17
4%
30-36
13%
24-29
60%
18-23
22%
12-17
5%
30-36
22%
24-29
56%
18-23
22%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,261
Declined + 1,458
Total Received 3,719

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Greg King
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 332-2498
F: 309 556-3820
iwuadmit@iwu.edu

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,608

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $51,132
Room $7,414
Board $4,426
Additional fees $204
Books & supplies $800
Total $63,976
Average Financial Aid - $37,608
Total with Avg. Aid $26,368

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,040,172
State $1,989,333
Institutional $31,379,824
Other external $420,943
Total $35,830,272

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $11,527,972
Other external
Total $11,527,972
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 309 556-3096
F: 309 556-3411
iwufaid@iwu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Scott Seibring
Director of Financial Aid
seibring@iwu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, homerun derby, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, tennis, walleyball

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Athletic Directors

Mike Wagner (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Kim Nelson-Brown (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Mascot
Titans
School colors
green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Design/Technology/Entrepreneurship
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Finance
French
Greek/Roman Studies
Health Promotion/Fitness Management
Hispanic Studies
History
Instrumental Music
International Business
International Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Theatre
Neuroscience
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Piano
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Secondary Education
Self-Designed Major
Sociology
Theatre Arts
Theatre Design/Technology
Voice
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,629

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,629
students

Female
52%
850

Male
48%
779

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,616
students

Female
53%
847

Male
47%
769

1%

13
students

Female
24%
3

Male
76%
10

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented China
Ethiopia
India
Nepal
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Emily Shankar
Assistant Director for International Admissions
309 556-3031
eshankar@iwu.edu

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