About Illinois Wesleyan

Facts

FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT
Total enrollment 1,629
Retention rate (first-year) – 3-Year Average 88%
College of Liberal Arts enrollment 76%
College of Fine Arts enrollment
(Schools of Music, Art and Theatre)
12%
School of Nursing enrollment 12%
Female enrollment 52%
Male enrollment 48%
Out of state enrollment 21%
States represented in enrollment 34
Countries represented in enrollment 23
Race/ethnicity  
           International 5%
           Black/Non-Hispanic 7%
           Native American 0%
           Asian or Pacific Islander 7%
           Hispanic 9%
           White 70%
           Multi-racial 2%
           Other 1%
 
ENTERING CLASS PROFILE
Applications received 3,719
Applications accepted 2,216
Entering first-year students 409
           Female enrollment 50%
           Male enrollment 50%
Test Scores (required):  
           Average Composite ACT score 26
Top 10% of high school class 38%
Average high school GPA (4.0 scale) 3.8
 
ACADEMICS
Majors 40
Pre-professional programs 9
Professional programs
(Music, Art, Theatre, Nursing, Business, Education)
6
Average class size 16
Average lab size 13
Student/faculty ratio 11 to 1
Faculty (Full-time equivalent) 148
Endowed chairs and professors (active) 19
Institutional Grants
 including grants obtained by faculty (FY 2020)
$2.4 million
Students studying abroad 30%
Study abroad programs 700+
Academic calendar 4-4-1
 
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
University scholarships and grants (2018-19) $36.4 million
Students receiving need-based assistance 69%
Students receiving merit scholarships 29%
Tuition and fees $51,336
Room and board $11,840
 
CAMPUS LIFE
Student organizations 150+
Fraternity members 34%
Sorority members 32%
Intercollegiate athletes 32%
Men's intercollegiate athletic teams 11
Women's intercollegiate athletic teams 11
Academic All-Americans
(Among the top 25 across all divisions)
133
 
CAMPUS HOUSING
On-campus living requirement 6 semesters
Residence halls 12
Fraternity houses 5
Sorority and music fraternity/sorority houses 6
 
GRADUATES/ALUMNI
Six-year graduation rate – 3-Year Average
(national average 59%)
78%
Total alumni 22,719
Alumni living in 50 states and 49 countries
Alumni giving to the University 19%
 
FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Endowment market value  $207 million
Plant valuation (replacement cost) $253 million
University operating budget  $59 million
Total full-time faculty and staff 420
Acreage 82
Buildings (including residence halls) 54
 
ACCREDITATION & MEMBERSHIPS
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Annapolis Group, a consortium of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW)