Illinois Wesleyan About

Not Your Average Wesleyan

Perhaps you think because you've heard of another Wesleyan in another state, you know us. We'd like to politely challenge that. We're the Wesleyan that's ranked #7 in the nation (#1 in Illinois) for placing our graduates in successful careers or grad school*, and the #1 small school with the highest earning graduates in our state!**

* Zippia, 2020
** Zippia, 2018

Be Breakthrough

Our primary focus is opening students' minds and facilitating breakthrough moments, all while preparing them for meaningful careers in diverse fields.

91% of students return
after 1st year
92% of IWU graduates
have completed their degree in 4 years
>50% of tuition
on average, covered by scholarships & grants

At A Glance

Illinois Wesleyan's undergraduate-only learning environment provides extensive personal attention, with all courses taught by professors and an average class size of 16 students. Experiential learning is a hallmark of Illinois Wesleyan, with two-thirds of our students conducting research and 71 percent completing at least one internship.
Located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, combined population about 130,000, we're midway between Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri.

"When I arrived on campus, everyone was so welcoming and nice that they immediately made me feel at home. Their commitment to my education by providing me with ample amount of resources opened my eyes to the different ways in which I can make an impact on others."

Veronica Torres Luna '19 Political Science Major
Veronica Portrait