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Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL 4-Year Private

About Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Bloomington, IL

Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University currently enrolls around 1,636 students a year, including 1,636 undergrads. The institution runs on a other academic calendar.

Illinois Wesleyan University's endowment was valued at $198,954,000 in 2021.

2021 Admissions Facts About Illinois Wesleyan University

Acceptance rate: 57%

Average GPA: 3.8

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Illinois Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to Illinois Wesleyan University is very difficult. Around 57 percent of all applicants are admitted to Illinois Wesleyan University each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Illinois Wesleyan University is 3.8 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Illinois Wesleyan University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 455 students who started at Illinois Wesleyan University as first-time freshman, 353 graduate within four years.

Around 82 percent of students who started at Illinois Wesleyan University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,268 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Illinois Wesleyan University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Illinois Wesleyan University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

PO Box 2900 Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

Campus Setting: Suburban

Illinois Wesleyan University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Illinois Wesleyan University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Illinois Wesleyan University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Illinois Wesleyan University ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


24 to 29


24 and Less


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Illinois Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

560 - 670


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

Illinois Wesleyan University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Illinois Wesleyan University is like? There are approximately 1,629 students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from IL and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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