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Reviews 521 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is security patrolling the campus to make sure we are safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses are challenging but very rewarding.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't know much about this

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its good, but not the best.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are pretty nice.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like the school setting.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The biology pre-med program is difficult but manageable. All the professors truly care about your progress.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: 90% of students either go on to grad programs or have a job 6 months after graduation.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The only time I felt unsafe was an off-campus incident that was gang related

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are old and expensive.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I personally am not in a sorority, but have had no hinderances because of my GED status.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall Wesleyan has been a great experience as a Biology Major - though extremely difficult.

3 College Senior

Athletics: People generally don't support D3 athletics, this school is no different.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The surrounding community raises concerns for safety at times.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The psychology department faculty is phenomenal. Class sizes are perfect.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I believe my degree will prepare me for future graduate studies in my field.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I met many lifelong friends during my time in a dormitory during my freshman year.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is a significant part of campus culture.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Attending this university is the best choice I have ever made.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The bars are a little far so you need a car to go to the places. Normal is nearby so its usually fine.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Since Illinois Wesleyan is a small school, there aren't many parties around other than the fraternity parties. It has lot of events going on weekends by student senate so it keeps you engaged.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are generally more acceptable towards diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. There are lot of international students also in the school which makes it a much better experience for everybody

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People in fraternities usually drink but there's no pressure. If you don't drink, there is not much peer pressure from people. There are a lot of people who don't drink at all and there is greater acceptability for all people.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Because IWU has a small teacher to student ratio, I am able to get personal attention from the professor. The students and professors are pretty serious about academics.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: IWU is a pretty safe campus however I would say that because it is open there as been an incident of theft on campus so this makes me still wonder.

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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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