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
1,653
Undergraduates
817
Men - 49.4%
837
Women - 50.6%
0
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
45% of 4,543 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.86
SAT Math
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$68,732
Tuition and Fees
$53,814
Room and Board
$12,418
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$44,073
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,771
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Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
110
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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Bloomington Population
77,132
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
79% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
29% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
6.9%
Black/African-American
7.4%
Hispanic/Latino
9.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
71.9%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
3.3% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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