Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a selective liberal arts university for undergraduates featuring top-ranked music and theater, humanities, and science programs. The average class size is 17; the average student-teacher ratio is 11 to 1. In addition, IWU hosts one of the top NCAA Division III athletic programs in the country and ranks in the top ten among all divisions in producing Academic All-Americans. IWU's 70-acre campus is located in a residential area of Bloomington-Normal.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,629
Undergraduates
779
Men - 47.8%
851
Women - 52.2%
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 3,719 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.80
SAT Math
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$65,676
Tuition and Fees
$51,336
Room and Board
$11,840
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$38,316
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,268
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Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
128
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
23%
10-19
44%
20-29
26%
30-39
2%
40-49
3%
50-99
1%
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Not reported Population
78,902
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
99% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
34% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
6.9%
Black/African-American
7.1%
Hispanic/Latino
9.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
73%
Unknown
1.4%
International Students
4.6% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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