Illinois Wesleyan University Rankings

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In the World#1368 of 14178
In North America#420 of 2629
In the United States#381 of 2528
In Illinois#16 of 100
In Bloomington#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
61%
Average SAT
1220
Average ACT
27
Avg. cost to attend
$28,912 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,629
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
iwu.edu

Illinois Wesleyan University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate61%60%62%
Applicants3,7191,5572,162
Admissions2,2619301,331
Freshmen enrolled full time409203206

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
241 or 59%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1120
or below

75% of them
had 1320
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Illinois Wesleyan University are 1120-1320 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
245 or 60%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 24
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Illinois Wesleyan University are 24-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1134 (70%)
Hispanic141 (9%)
Black or African American111 (7%)
Asian107 (7%)
Nonresident Alien75 (5%)
Two or more races39 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown21 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$28,912/year
Average aid awarded
$31,827
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$18,570
$30-48K$19,857
$48-75K$23,309
$75-110K$27,302
$110K+$33,174

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$49,284
Tuition in-state$49,284
Tuition out-of-state$49,284
Fee in-district$204
Fee in-state$204
Fee out-of-state$204

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,349
Combined charge for room and board$11,412
Room charge$7,146
Meal charge$4,266

Illinois Wesleyan University Majors

MajorBachelor's
Accounting47
Biology & Biological Sciences, General39
Business & Commerce, General36
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse35
Psychology, General26
Finance, General22
Political Science and Government, General14
Physics, General12
Computer Science12
Education, General11
English Language and Literature, General10
Musical Theatre9
Art & Art Studies, General9
Music Teacher Education9
Environmental Studies9
General Literature7
Mathematics, General7
International & Global Studies6
Chemistry, General6
Economics, General6
History, General5
Spanish Language and Literature5
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies5
Music Theory and Composition4
Biochemistry4
Music Performance, General4
Voice and Opera4
Anthropology3
International Business & Trade & Commerce3
Acting3
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General3
Neuroscience2
Women's Studies2
Music, General2
Religion & Religious Studies1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
French Language and Literature1
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management1
Philosophy1
Grand Total389
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate77%74%80%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%

Publications & Citations

Publications
5,575
Citations
30,835

Publication count by topic

Psychology
657
Political science
649
Art
613
Economics
368
Sociology
352
History
338
Medicine
323
Chemistry
278
Biology
254
Engineering
246
Mathematics
219
Computer science
210
Business
193
Geography
142
Philosophy
119
Physics
116
Materials science
91
Environmental science
59
Geology
24

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy629350
Psychology11069,644
History124472
Sociology13151,061
Art132239
Economics13901,573
Political science1553329
Physics15892,226
Mathematics18172,200
Chemistry20105,664
Business2076578
Geology2493145
Biology25662,780
Medicine26151,560
Geography3030107
Materials science3044722
Computer science3200601
Engineering3838107
Environmental science427936

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19903245
19916366
19926579
19937865
19948366
199577110
199688102
199788105
1998121115
1999152131
2000199186
2001178197
2002184358
2003120444
2004176489
2005248687
2006226858
2007288946
20082641087
20092751225
20104731379
20114331618
20123331880
20133611913
20142822122
20151832193
20161041994
2017671930
2018631711
2019281976
2020522289

General info

Alternative namesWesleyan
IWU
Founded1850
WikipediaIllinois Wesleyan University
MottoScientia et Sapientia
Knowledge and Wisdom
Colorsgreen, white
Academic CalendarFour-One-Four
Total FTE staff456
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address1312 N Park St
Bloomington, Illinois, 61702-2900
United States
City population79,000
Phone3095561000
Fax+1 (309) 556 3820

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