#4 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Illinois

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Student Population
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Location Bloomington, Illinois
Online iwu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Bloomington, Illinois, Illinois Wesleyan University is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,785 prospective students applied, and 2,216 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 494 enrolled in the school.  1,689 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $47,434 plus fees of $202. IWU is ranked 140 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



IWU is rated within the top 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1120/1320
ACT 24/29
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Illinois Wesleyan University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$202
Room and Board $10,984
Budget for Other Expenses$1,600
Total One Year Cost$61,020

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$60,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
82% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Illinois Wesleyan University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Social Sciences 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Psychology 8%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145646 IPEDS survey data for Illinois Wesleyan University.

Current students may use the Illinois Wesleyan University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.