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Study at Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University, also known as IWL, was established in the year 1850. It is a private university and is located in Bloomington, Illinois. The campus is spread across an area of more than 70 acres. The institution offers bachelor's degrees in more than 45 fields of study. These are liberal arts, business, nursing, and fine arts among others. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • School of Nursing
IWL's athletics department fields a number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They are nicknamed as the Titans. They participate in sports like basketball, baseball, golf, and football among others.

Profile of Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan is in a small city, in Bloomington, IL. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Illinois Wesleyan earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

There is a relatively broad range of courses and programs available at the school. The most common major fields study at Illinois Wesleyan include science, music, and drama and performing arts.

Illinois Wesleyan Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 540 to 680 for students at Illinois Wesleyan. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 590 and 690.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at Illinois Wesleyan are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

Illinois Wesleyan, in 2007, had 2, 094 students (2, 090 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Illinois Wesleyan belong to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin for major sports.

Illinois Wesleyan Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts128English, history, political science, international studies, Spanish language, economics, sociology, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management108business, accounting, international business, insurance
Science82biology, chemistry, physics, natural sciences
Therapy and Counselling50psychology
Music29voice, music, music theory and composition, music performance, piano
Drama and Performing Arts29drama, various performing arts
Education and Teaching25elementary school teaching, music teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18registered nursing
Art Studies11art studies, arts management
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies

Contact: Illinois Wesleyan

Illinois Wesleyan University

1312 N Park St

Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

General Phone: (309) 556-1000


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