Why Illinois Wesleyan

is the right choice to discover and pursue your passions


One-of-a-kind academic program, exclusively undergraduate

with 81 majors, minors and programs all grounded in the liberal arts & sciences, a great business program, nationally known professional schools of art, music, theatre and nursing and eight highly regarded pre-professional programs.


Distinctive experiential-learning opportunities

that include a special study abroad tuition program that makes studying around the world affordable for most students, a vibrant undergraduate research program, unique internship opportunities, the Action Research Center, May Term and more.


Great campus and community

that offers 200 student organizations, 22 varsity teams, hundreds of campus activities and two of the top college towns in the country.


National Reputation

that will make a difference whether your next step is graduate or professional school or beginning your career.


Students, exclusively undergraduates


Majors, minors and programs


Of recent graduates had an internship


Study Abroad


are in fraternities and sororities


student-faculty ratio

National Reputation

There are nearly 3,800 four-year colleges and universities in the nation, and a plethora of magazines, guidebooks and experts that seek to identify the best ones. The data shows Illinois Wesleyan among the top in the country.


Illinois Wesleyan University ranks first among Illinois colleges and 10th overall in the nation in job placement ratings for its graduates, based on federal data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

In its Best College Values for 2018, Kiplinger’s ranks Illinois Wesleyan in the top 50 among the nation's private liberal arts colleges, and in the top 100 among all colleges and universities in the nation. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Illinois Wesleyan has been included among the national leaders in this ranking of academic quality and affordability.

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Leo Martinez '15

“From the passionate professors to the students and friendly staff… Illinois Wesleyan was exactly what I needed: great people and a great campus.”

Leo Martinez, business administration major with a concentration in management

Be Breakthrough

See what sets Illinois Wesleyan apart — challenging, supporting and preparing our students for successful futures.

What happens after classes?

During a campus visit, it's very difficult to show you everything that goes on during the course of a school year, so we put together this short video with some highlights of student life. Whether it's music, athletics, Greek life, volunteerism, theater, checking out the local community or simply hanging out with your friends, there's always something to do when classes are done!


Concerts and other student events at the Hansen Student Center