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Illinois Wesleyan University Overview

Illinois Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bloomington, Illinois. Bloomington is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Illinois Wesleyan University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$37,412 Avg Cost After Aid
45% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Illinois Wesleyan have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Illinois Wesleyan is the bachelor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 55% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan makes roughly $66,591 a year. This is 63% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Illinois Wesleyan student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Illinois Wesleyan University?


Contact details for Illinois Wesleyan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1312 N Park St, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: 309-556-1000

How Do I Get Into Illinois Wesleyan?

You can apply to Illinois Wesleyan online at:

Admission Requirements for Illinois Wesleyan

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Illinois Wesleyan?

45% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores
Illinois Wesleyan has a fairly low acceptance rate of 45%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 41%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to Illinois Wesleyan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 580 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 530 to 640 )
Illinois Wesleyan received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 30. Math scores were between 23 and 29. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 24 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 23 to 29 )
ACT Composite Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 24 to 29 )

Can I Afford Illinois Wesleyan University?

$37,412 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Illinois Wesleyan is $37,412. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Illinois Wesleyan, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $8,964 a year. That adds up to $35,856 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Illinois Wesleyan is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Illinois Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,645 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,653 undergraduate students at Illinois Wesleyan, with 1,645 being full-time and 8 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,645 full-time undergraduates at Illinois Wesleyan, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Illinois Wesleyan University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 109
Black or African American 118
Hispanic or Latino 157
White 1,141
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 63

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Illinois Wesleyan University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at Illinois Wesleyan. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Illinois Wesleyan University

0 Took All Classes Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

This is the #1,689 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Illinois Wesleyan regardless of major.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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