Illinois Wesleyan University

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.

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Contacting Illinois Wesleyan

Illinois Wesleyan University
1312 N Park St
Bloomington , IL 61702-2900
General Phone: (309) 556-1000

Illinois Wesleyan Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts119Asian studies, Latin American studies, Western European studies, area studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, ...
Business and Management93business, accounting, international business, insurance
Science62biology, natural sciences, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling47psychology
Education and Teaching42elementary school teaching, music teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine33registered nursing
Drama and Performing Arts20drama, various performing arts
Music18music, music performance, music theory and composition, piano, voice
Art Studies8art studies, arts management
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Illinois Wesleyan in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree46643

Illinois Wesleyan Student Body

In 2007-2008, Illinois Wesleyan had a total enrollment of 2,094 students (2,089 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 48%
20-21 47%
22-24 4%
25-29 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Illinois Wesleyan Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %

Illinois Wesleyan Room and Board (2007)

Illinois Wesleyan offers campus housing for 1,687 of its 2,089 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Bloomington, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Illinois Wesleyan Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal550690
SAT Math590710
ACT Verbal2532
ACT Math2530
ACT Composite2630

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT21%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Illinois Wesleyan Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 32,434
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 32,434
Room and board $ 7,350
Room charge $ 4,570
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,780
Books and supplies $ 780
Other expenses $ 650

Financial Aid:
Illinois Wesleyan participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 169600)

Illinois Wesleyan Faculty

Illinois Wesleyan has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2110
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1010

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year40$87,15518$83,493
Associate professoracademic year26$69,46126$62,854
Assistant professoracademic year29$53,69016$56,938
Instructoracademic year2*4$47,441
All faculty totalacademic year97$71,53764$66,217

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Illinois Wesleyan Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Basketball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Baseball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Track College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

Illinois Wesleyan Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Western European Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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