Watermark The liberal arts are at the core of an Illinois Wesleyan education

Through the liberal arts we believe our students will see the interconnectedness of knowledge and develop a spirit of inquiry that will serve them well in our rapidly changing and complex world. The liberal arts touch all 80 major and minor areas of study, including business, nursing, the fine arts and our eight pre-professional programs. The curriculum is enriched by interdisciplinary programs, research opportunities, numerous study abroad options and superb facilities.

Individual Attention

With professors who are passionate about teaching and class sizes that average just 17, our students receive the kind of individual attention and guidance that large universities and even many liberal arts colleges do not provide. Wesleyan faculty are committed to helping their students chart and pursue a course of study that brings out their best.

Engaged Learning

Learning outside the classroom and beyond campus is a key part of our academic program. Students find a range of opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research projects, pursue internships and community service, and travel or study abroad.

Student Success

Each year more than 90 percent of Illinois Wesleyan first-year students come back for their sophomore year, and better than 9 in 10 graduating seniors complete their degree in four years. These are two student success measures in which we take great pride.




Study Abroad


Interdisciplinary Programs


The Ames Library

  Opportunities abound at Illinois Wesleyan, with a curriculum that is enriched by research opportunities, study abroad options, interdisciplinary programs and superb facilities.