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Illinois Wesleyan University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Illinois Wesleyan University, the application fee is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Illinois Wesleyan University?

Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Illinois Wesleyan University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15. Illinois Wesleyan University accepts about 72% of early action applicants* and 57% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Illinois Wesleyan University admitted 1,33 of the 1,84 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Illinois Wesleyan University Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Illinois Wesleyan University is very difficult. Illinois Wesleyan University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Illinois Wesleyan University accepted 57% of all applicants., around 2,218 of the 3,896 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Illinois Wesleyan University, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult. Illinois Wesleyan University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to Illinois Wesleyan University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Illinois Wesleyan University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Very Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Illinois Wesleyan University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Illinois Wesleyan University must submit the following items. Double check with Illinois Wesleyan University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2 3
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Illinois Wesleyan University?

Students admitted to Illinois Wesleyan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 28% submitted a class rank. At Illinois Wesleyan University 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Illinois Wesleyan University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 28%

Illinois Wesleyan University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 65% of Illinois Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 57% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Illinois Wesleyan University?

To be competitive with other Illinois Wesleyan University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Illinois Wesleyan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Illinois Wesleyan University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Illinois Wesleyan University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Illinois Wesleyan University?

To be most competitive at Illinois Wesleyan University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Illinois Wesleyan University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Illinois Wesleyan University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

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Transferring to Illinois Wesleyan University

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Illinois Wesleyan University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Illinois Wesleyan University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Illinois Wesleyan University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Illinois Wesleyan University?

Students who are admitted to Illinois Wesleyan University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Illinois Wesleyan University accept transfer credits?

Illinois Wesleyan University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Illinois Wesleyan University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Illinois Wesleyan University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Illinois Wesleyan University?

Illinois Wesleyan University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Illinois Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?

Illinois Wesleyan University's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Illinois Wesleyan University?

The early action acceptance rate at Illinois Wesleyan University was 72% in 2021.

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Illinois Wesleyan University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective

57%

How hard is it to get into Illinois Wesleyan University? Illinois Wesleyan University is a very selective institution. The Illinois Wesleyan University acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

24 to 29

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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Illinois Wesleyan University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1290

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Math SAT Range

550 - 660

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Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

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Illinois Wesleyan University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.8

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Illinois Wesleyan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,636

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

57%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$52,512

Out-of-State

$52,512

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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