Illinois Wesleyan University

549 reviews
  1. Bloomington, IL
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Illinois Wesleyan University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
1312 N Park St
Bloomington, IL 61702
Website

Illinois Wesleyan University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1150-1380
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$27,996/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,296/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,172/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,055/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,167/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,184/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,885Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    88%
  • Determined
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.34 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Small
    60%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Like a community
    20%

After Illinois Wesleyan University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

549 reviews
  • Excellent
    68
  • Very Good
    241
  • Average
    208
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    12
Illinois Wesleyan University excels in the education aspect. The professors are amazing and very engaging. They are experts in their fields and know exactly what they are teaching. The materials for biology, for example, are not easy to understand if you have to analyze the text by yourself. However, the professors tried their best to teach the materials in a way that students would understand and questions are welcome (I have yet to sit through a lecture without at least tens of questions). The professors are also readily available outside the classroom and I have never experienced major conflict when scheduling a talk with them. The professors are also extremely friendly and you'd be amazed at how fast you can connect with them. The social life aspect at IWU is also, for me personally, very ideal. The small campus allows you to actually meet and connect easily with your classmates and roommate(s). It's not hard to know the whole campus and make connections. At IWU no student is just a number and befriending someone is as easy as sitting down with them at the cafeteria. The sport teams and Greek houses are also extremely interconnected and I found myself having twenty new family members over at Kappa Delta. Overall, IWU will give you a great, well-rounded college experience.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
My school is completely unique. The friendships made at this school, not only among students but also between professors and between professors and students, is unlike anything else. At Illinois Wesleyan, we work together to push each other forward towards our goals. Our goals are often similar and so we can work together and come together in that. Illinois Wesleyan is a goldmine of friendship, love, motivation, connections, and learning in the rough and cornfields of central Illinois. I would pick this school all over again if I could.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago
The opportunities offered to us students helps a lot in easing us into the real world and challenges us to do better and work harder to get what we want for a better future. The professors and people around make it worth while and I would never think of going anywhere else.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago