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.

Website: www.iwu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,649
Undergraduate
Students
(54.6%) 901 Women
(45.4%) 748 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 3,697 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.74
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$61,020
Tuition and Fees
$47,636
Room and Board
$10,984
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$36,363
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,036
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
142
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Bloomington Population
78,902
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
79% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
8.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.3% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
8.4% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required April 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 2900
City, State, Zip
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone
(309) 556-3031
Fax
(309) 556-3411
E-mail
iwuadmit@iwu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 3,697 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 2,164 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 1,533 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
408 (18%) of 2,250 admitted students enrolled
Women
228 (17%) of 1,338 admitted students enrolled
Men
180 (20%) of 912 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
42
Students Accepting Wait List Position
38
Students Admitted From Wait List
9

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.74
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
20%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
21%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 39%
Top quarter: 72%
Top half: 95%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$61,020
Tuition and Fees
$47,636
Room and Board
$10,984
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$1,600
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001696
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
332 (86.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
283 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
283 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
56 (19.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$36,363
Need-Based Gift
Received by 283 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,758
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 228 (80.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,154
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 30 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
93 (24.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,311

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,264 (76.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,065 (84.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,065 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
188 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$34,735
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,065 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,990
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 903 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,322
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 91 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
550 (33.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,202

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,036
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Voice and Opera
  • Western European Studies
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, occupational therapy
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
142
Part-Time Faculty
51
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
70%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
312,048
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
400
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Bloomington Population
78,902
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
85 acres

Weather

Temperature
13.2 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Bloomington
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Bloomington

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
79% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
21%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency response team

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,649
Women
901 (54.6%)
Men
748 (45.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,646
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
8.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.3% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students.
8.4% from 23 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
77.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
78.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Average Starting Salary
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 15%
Medicine 5%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Other 6%

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