Location
Bloomington, IL
Undergrads
2,015
Tuition
$39,136
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 578 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Facilities: Our library is top- notch, and we just got a new business and education building which is state of the art with an economic research lab.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Some of my teachers have not cared to learned a single students name, others have become very engaged in their students well being. The class sizes are offer a great chance for student professor interaction.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Many of my friends who graduated this past year have already found jobs, the quality of the degree seems to be very good.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are maybe a dozen attractive girls. That is it.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Some friends live in off campus housing, the quality ranges from phenomenal and spacious, to the house needing to be condemned.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: If you live in a basic dorm, it is unclean and tight. Join a greek house, they have the best and most liberating housing experiences.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: State farm plays a big part in making the town a nice place for the locals.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Each sport has its own following. Soccer has fraternities as well as basketball, football has parents and newspaper.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus itself is very safe. some parts of Bloomington are unsafe at night, especially west Bloomington.

1 College Senior

Campus Dining: The very few options we have have terrible service, low quality food, and the absolute worst hours. The latest you can eat on campus is 8:00 PM.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Bloomington offers several options, but most are either hole in the wall options or big chains. There are very few authentic, unique experiences for students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: the greeks do alot of great things for are country

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are very nice and close in proximity with all my classes.

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College Sophomore

Nightlife: I do not go to parties on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is plenty of parking, but sometimes it's hard to find parking on a Sunday night after I come back from home.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are nice houses for both fraternities and sororities.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Social life is adequate with greek life.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I always imagined myself at a big school, now I couldn't picture me going anywhere else.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: For the most part you can always find somewhere to eat no matter what time of the day.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A ton of pot smokers. Almost everyone drinks, but those who don't aren't really judged. Some do cocaine, but thats the same anywhere. The school is pretty lax on everything as long as you dont act like a belligerent jackass and destroy things.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Illinois has bipolar weather. Don't come if you dont like the rain, snow, blazing heat, and spring all in one week.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: After one semester, you are usually sick of all the dining options. All of the food is pretty much the same anywhere you go to eat on campus.

5 College Freshman

Majors: As an accounting internship, I am practically guaranteed to have a 10 week internship the spring semester of my junior year. You make anywhere between $10,000 to $15,000 because you are paid an accountants salary. IWU does a great job of having internship fairs and helping construct resumes.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I just started, so its too early to judge. But it hasn't been bad thus far!

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am in Tau Kappa Epsilon and I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else, but it by no means takes over my life. I have a ton of friends who arent in greek life or who are athletes or involved in other things and they don't judge me one bit.

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Diego Báez
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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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