If you are planning on applying to Illinois Wesleyan University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here is an overiew of some of Illinois Wesleyan University's admissions stats.
|Illinois Wesleyan University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||35%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||33%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||31%|
These are the application deadlines for Illinois Wesleyan University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||December 15|
Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Illinois Wesleyan University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
Illinois Wesleyan University accepts approximately 79% of early action applicants and 45% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Illinois Wesleyan University admitted 1,79 of the 1,372 who applied early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
Illinois Wesleyan University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Illinois Wesleyan University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Illinois Wesleyan University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Illinois Wesleyan University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Illinois Wesleyan University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1||2|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.03|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Illinois Wesleyan University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Out of all students that were admitted, 25% submitted a class rank. At Illinois Wesleyan University 35% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.
At Illinois Wesleyan University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Illinois Wesleyan University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Illinois Wesleyan University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Illinois Wesleyan University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 33% of Illinois Wesleyan University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Illinois Wesleyan University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1130 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Illinois Wesleyan University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Illinois Wesleyan University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Illinois Wesleyan University students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
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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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
Can I defer my acceptance to Illinois Wesleyan University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Illinois Wesleyan University.
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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Illinois Wesleyan University?
❌ No, Illinois Wesleyan University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Illinois Wesleyan University's acceptance rate?
✅ Illinois Wesleyan University's acceptance rate is 45%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Illinois Wesleyan University?
❌ Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Illinois Wesleyan University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Illinois Wesleyan University was 79% in 2021.
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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 45%. This means that the institution accepts 45 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
29 and Above
24 to 29
24 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Illinois Wesleyan University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.86. 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.
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