Location
Bloomington, IL
Undergrads
2,015
Tuition
$39,136
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 533 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilites on campus are amazing.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life here is amazing.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Everyone helps people choose their majors.

4 College Freshman

Majors: This school provides with a lot of opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is okay.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is not free, but it is very cheap.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics in this school are great.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Techonology access is not a problem in this school.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus atmosphere is great.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are average things to do around town.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of diveristy groups on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It really depends what you're looking for. Because we're so close to ISU, there are many different options. Right next to Wesleyan, there are houses that can be rented out, but if you go closer to ISU, there are a lot more apartments.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Almost everyone has a Mac, but you could probably make due with whats available for your use.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most people here are rich, white, and decent looking.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is great, but if you're not in it, you're looked down upon.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Most people need a car. We have "Titan Transport" that will pick you up wherever you need if necessary, but I don't know anyone who actually utilizes it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most people simply eat on campus, but there are other options with a decent variety.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Bloomington Normal is a great college town

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are okay - just like any other University. Upperclassmen dorms are very nice.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I've heard from a Medical School that our academics are on par with Northwestern University

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I absolutely love the Biology program here. It's extremely challenging and I know with a degree from here, I'll be able to get into Medical or Optometry school, even if my grades aren't stellar.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The workload is very difficult, but the professors are always there to help. Do I enjoy it? Well honestly, it doesn't come very naturally to me so I spend a great deal of time in the library, but I do know it will be worth it to get a degree from here.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most people are rich, white, and christian.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most of the time, people are drinking. Some people are into drugs, but that's definitely not as issue if you're not into it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Overall, the campus is pretty laid back. Most students won't try to do anything stupid - so I don't see punishment very often.

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Diego Báez
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English Writing
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As most students realize by their second or third years at Illinois Wesleyan, this school is exactly what it claims to be: a small liberal arts school. The small student body facilitates intimate peer relationships but prevents social interaction on a large scale. The liberal arts approach to education is meant to introduce new ways for students to approach problems, as well as expose students to fields of study they may not otherwise experience. The gen-ed requirements can be burdensome for music and theater majors, or students with a double major, who already need to overload on classes.

For many students, IWU could be substituted with a more affordable institution. For business majors, there are more sensible options. The business and economics school at IWU is respectable but hardly worth the amount of tuition as compared to state schools. The atmosphere at IWU benefits from a mix of academics, down-to-earth students, and intelligent students with strong opinions. Conversations and colloquiums on campus are informed and debated, but pretension is popular. IWU is a respectable school on par with other small schools in Illinois, but it is not as academically intense as the University of Chicago or Washington University. Students who go to Illinois Wesleyan would like the powerhouse academics of U of Chicago or Wash U but appreciate a smaller community and more relaxed approach.

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