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
1,523
Undergraduates
774
Men - 50.8%
738
Women - 48.4%
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
42% of 4,408 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.8
SAT Math
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$71,284
Tuition and Fees
$55,704
Room and Board
$12,880
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$43,667
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,572
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Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
107
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
20%
10-19
43%
20-29
31%
30-39
4%
40-49
2%
50-99
1%
Over 100
0%
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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
26% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
7.4%
Black/African-American
7.6%
Hispanic/Latino
9.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
72.2%
Unknown
0.6%
International Students
4.2% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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