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Colleges / Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate42%

About Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Bloomington, Illinois. Illinois Wesleyan University was founded in 1850. The university currently enrolls around 1,527 students per year, including 1,534 undergraduates.

Illinois Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Illinois Wesleyan University. Around 42% of applicants get into Illinois Wesleyan University each year. In 2022, 1,861 out of 4,408 total applicants were accepted.

Illinois Wesleyan University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 42%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 56%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 56%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 33%

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Illinois Wesleyan University is located in the town of Bloomington, Illinois,.

If you are interested in seeing Illinois Wesleyan University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 39/55/74 to Bloomington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Central Illinois Regional.

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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

Jun 1

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 Jun 1.

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

Illinois Wesleyan University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1330


Math SAT Range

560 - 670


Reading SAT Range

560 - 660

Illinois Wesleyan University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Illinois Wesleyan University is like? There are approximately 1,527 students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan University, including 1,534 undergraduate students and -7 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from IL and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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