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
1,636
Undergraduates
781
Men - 47.7%
856
Women - 52.3%
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 3,896 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.8
SAT Math
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$67,124
Tuition and Fees
$52,512
Room and Board
$12,112
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$38,316
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,268
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Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
128
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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Not reported Population
77,132
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
73% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
7%
Black/African-American
7%
Hispanic/Latino
9.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
72%
Unknown
0.5%
International Students
2.7% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
77.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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