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Illinois Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bloomington, Illinois. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$37,412 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
57% Acceptance Rate

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Illinois Wesleyan University Rankings

We have ranked Illinois Wesleyan as #51 out of 1,672 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 66 schools in Illinois.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Illinois Wesleyan has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Illinois Wesleyan.

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Where Is Illinois Wesleyan University?


Contact details for Illinois Wesleyan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1312 N Park St, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: 309-556-1000

How Do I Get Into Illinois Wesleyan?

You can apply to Illinois Wesleyan online at:

Admission Requirements for Illinois Wesleyan

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Illinois Wesleyan?

57% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Illinois Wesleyan is 57%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 56%.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to Illinois Wesleyan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 550 to 660 )
Illinois Wesleyan received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 23 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 23 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 24 to 29 )

Can I Afford Illinois Wesleyan University?

$37,412 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
1.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Illinois Wesleyan is $37,412. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Illinois Wesleyan, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $10,108 a year. That adds up to $40,432 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Illinois Wesleyan is 1.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Illinois Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,622 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,636 undergraduate students at Illinois Wesleyan, with 1,622 being full-time and 14 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,622 full-time undergraduates at Illinois Wesleyan, 47% are male and 53% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Illinois Wesleyan University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 110
Black or African American 111
Hispanic or Latino 152
White 1,135
International Students 45
Other Races/Ethnicities 69

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Illinois Wesleyan University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at Illinois Wesleyan. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Illinois Wesleyan University

0 Took All Classes Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

This is the #1,207 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Illinois Wesleyan regardless of major.

Illinois Wesleyan University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Registered Nursing 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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