Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeA-
Illinois Wesleyan University is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Illinois Wesleyan University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.40 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
After Illinois Wesleyan University
- Very Good241
I love my school so much! I love the people I've met there and the things that I've learned. However, What I have realized is that the administration doesn't always do what it needs to to protect it's students. There have been a lot of informally addressed or unadressed acts of racism on my campus. Within the theatre department, of which I'm a student, students of color are rarely cast because they rarely pick plays that these students fit into. There is a favorites system that has been perpetuated. However, I do feel secure in my ability to find a job after leaving the school. I do wish there had been more classes on the business side of acting, because that is one area I do feel underprepared in. I have loved my school and Loved everything that I've learned, the opportunities I've been given, the opportunities I've taken. It's been amazing.
- College Senior
- Dec 19 2012
The printing is free! Which is a feature not very many schools can say they offer. However, there is not access to wireless in many (I'd say about 90%) of the student classrooms. Which is very inconvienent for project planning and note-taking. The campus has two libraries that are student accessible, however, the main library could use more student rooms with computers and/or wireless access. The wireless access is available only if you take your laptop to IT and get the connection hooked up on your personal laptop, which can be very inconvienent for some students.
- Recent Alumnus
- Oct 3 2012
Bloomington/Normal is an average sized city of approximately 75,000 people located in central Illinois. I would not describe it as rural although it is not located near any large cities. Although Illinois Wesleyan University is a rather small school, Illinois State University, which is right next-door, is a large party school. The nightlife in the area is conducive to the large student population of the university's students and Bloomington is home to the most restaurants per square capita in the nation!
- Recent Alumnus
- Oct 3 2012