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Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL
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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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,771
   Women 950 (53.6%)
   Men 821 (46.4%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 58% of 3,841 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.75
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $56,720
  Tuition and Fees $44,142
  Room and Board $10,178
Average Percent of Need Met 89%
Average Freshman Award $34,845
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 150
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Bloomington Population 78,902
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 70% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
7.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.1% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students 9.0%
First-Year Students Returning 93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 73.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported