59%

Acceptance Rate

$27,418

Avg.Financial Aid

001696

FAFSA Code

About Illinois Wesleyan University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,693

Website

www.iwu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

A liberal arts college named, Illinois Wesleyan University, is located in Bloomington, IL. Illinois Wesleyan University occupies a total area of about 82 acres. Illinois Wesleyan University was founded in the year 1850. Illinois Wesleyan University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Scientia et Sapientia (Latin) and its official colors are green, white. At Illinois Wesleyan University, the total enrolment stands at 1,629. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 175 faculty. Around 100% of the students are 24 and under at Illinois Wesleyan University. Shedding some light on gender distribution at IWU, around 52% of the students are females and 48% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 170 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Andy Dick (Television director, Comedian), Phill Wilson (Social activist), Glen Gray (Bandleader), and Colin Egglesfield (Entrepreneur, Model). Illinois Wesleyan University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division III – CCIW. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. A total of 33 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by IWU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), HLC Higher Learning Commission, and NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). Illinois Wesleyan University has around $206 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

1312 N Park St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3095561000
Fax: 3095563970
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Illinois Wesleyan University at the 233rd position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

59%

SAT Range

1120 - 1325

ACT Range

24 - 29

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. The SAT score in the range of 1120-1320 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. The average ACT score at Illinois Wesleyan University is 26. However, those getting an ACT score less than 24 might also be offered admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 1312 N Park St, Bloomington, Illinois 61702-2900, or call (309) 556-1000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$31,999

Average Annual Cost

$47,434

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$202

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,984

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,600

Total One Year Cost

$61,020

Before applying to IWU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $63,840. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($50,028), books and supplies ($800), room and boarding ($11,412), and budget for other expenses ($1,600). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

91%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

$100

Faculty Overview

55%

Male Professors

45%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business/Commerce, General

71 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

42 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

42 Graduates

Biology, General

37 Graduates

Psychology, General

37 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

29 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

21 Graduates

Education, General

20 Graduates

Political Science and Government

18 Graduates

Mathematics

17 Graduates

Physics

16 Graduates

Economics

14 Graduates

Music

12 Graduates

Sociology

12 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

11 Graduates

History

11 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

11 Graduates

Chemistry

9 Graduates

International/Global Studies

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Literature

8 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

8 Graduates

Computer Science

6 Graduates

Philosophy

6 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

6 Graduates

Anthropology

4 Graduates

Insurance

3 Graduates

International Business

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

2 Graduates

Classical and Ancient Studies

1 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

1 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,693

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

20%

Full-time

100%

Part-time

N/A

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

70% White

1% Unknown

6% Black

9% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

6% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

19%

Out Of State

78%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$81,071 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

77%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,878/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,106/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,106/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Titans

School Colors

green and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

College Conference of Illinois and Wisc

Total Male Athletes

333

Total Female Athletes

206

Intramural Sports

12

Sports Club

3

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,412 per year. The average meal plan at IWU costs around $4,106 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At IWU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 48% and 52%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$41,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$59,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$25,000

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$259 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,418

Students Receiving Federal Grants

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,210

Students Receiving State Aid

28%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,699

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

97%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,490

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$40,362

$30K - $48K

$38,651

$48K - $75K

$35,206

$75K - $110K

$30,436

> $110K

$24,693

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$29,038,979

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$11,934,140

In case the students at Illinois Wesleyan University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Illinois Wesleyan University is around $29,243 and the federal grant is $5,168. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $4,734 as well as institutional aid worth $29,243. At IWU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $29,038,979 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $11,934,140.

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