Illinois Wesleyan University

549 reviews
  1. Bloomington, IL
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 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 15 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    73%
  • Determined
    20%
  • Intelligent
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.40 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Small
    38%
  • Like a community
    31%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Challenging
    8%

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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

549 reviews
  • Excellent
    68
  • Very Good
    241
  • Average
    208
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    12
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