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Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,771 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Illinois Wesleyan University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 148 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Illinois Wesleyan University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at IWU are considered Selective, with ,17% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 82% were in the top quarter, and 45% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Illinois Wesleyan University.
48 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
48 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
12 Students rated Illinois Wesleyan University
Illinois Wesleyan University is a hidden gem in the town of Bloomington-Normal. We have a beautiful campus, that isn't took big to get across when you are in a hurry. The people and community is very friendly and supportive of one another, and I know I have made some life long friends and memories here. The campus food isn't too bad, but it does get a little dull after awhile. One thing I wish was different was the specific hours that certain buildings are open until, as well as the meal hours. But overall I am glad to call Illinois Wesleyan my Alma Mater.
Overall, I do not regret going to Wesleyan. I'm so grateful to have been able too partake in some incredible opportunities here that I would not have gotten at bigger institutions. We are a small university that provides opportunities for research, internships, extra curricular activities, programs, volunteering, hands on experience (typically in the science/nursing department), jobs, and leadership roles. It's also really typical that you get to know your professor personally! The only thing that certainly needs some improvement is the recruitment of domestic minority students. The campus is beautiful and the facilities provide everything you need!
Illinois Wesleyan is a great college. The faculty is very knowledgeable and close with students. Students are kept in the loop about all extracurricular events, from concerts to sports performances. The president of the university is in constant contact with students, sending emails and even eating lunch with random groups of students. The student body is quite diverse, coming from many different backgrounds. The largest group of the student body are middle class white people from the suburbs of Chicago, but many other financial and geographical backgrounds are to be found.
Illinois Wesleyan University, IWU, is a school where everybody is a somebody. They deeply care about the students and their wellbeing as well as making sure that all classes challenge and inspire students. Campus is beautiful and peaceful where people would be glad to have you join in on any activity, whether it be frisbee or a discussion.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Illinois Wesleyan University is 58%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
So far the biggest thing I have taken from my school is just the fact that I need to open my mind and take in many other view points. Before I attended this school, I had my life planned out and it is because of this school and the classes at the school that I stopped and reconsidered my goals and my plans. I am finding myself at this school, which is something I think is important of a college career. My school has so many programs and staff members that have really helped me and many other students on campus. It is what I always dreamed college would be and should be like.
My classmates are hard working, but they also know how to have fun.
Illinois Wesleyan is a small and academically challenging university that makes you work hard but has plenty of opportunities for fun.
I think the worst thing about my school was that I was told that class format would be different from other schools because of the small class size. There definitely was small class sizes, but most of my classes were the same format; lecture and occassional disscussion, and we rarely did anything out of the ordinary.
I think this school will fit any personality or belief type, but realistically it is an expensive school and students who do not have a well financial background will have difficulties and that could make there experience stressfull.
Its hard to say whether or not the school is "hard" academically or how it works socially because its very cliquey. Don't get me wrong, these are friendships for life, but if you choose an intensive program like nursing, pre-med, or theatre, be ready to see only those people for probably 3 years. IWU is also very public relations geared, and sometimes I think they over advertise themselves and occasionally the students feel "whored out" (for lack of better phrasing) during Open Houses.
How challenging and time consuming my music educaiton program would really be.
It was online it was convience
Very friendly and helpful students, small classes, and hard, engaging professors. The Science department is probably the school's strongest, but the arts programs are still very competitive with other small liberal arts schools. Many of the professors also recieve reserach grants fairly often.
Our school is a community in itself. We have banded together in a recent time of need and tragedy. We are friends with eachother and support even those on campus we have never met before.
My school is very eco-friendly. It is a small, tight-knit community where professors are often willing to invite students to their homes for class celebrations. The science program is very strong at this school and class sizes are small.
Studying and being in service fraternities.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Illinois Wesleyan University receive some sort of financial aid.
19% were awarded federal grants.
While 64% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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