A Second Look Applying or transferring to IWU has never been easier

A Seamless Transition

Whether you've applied to IWU before or are considering us for the first time, we're excited to meet you!

  • #1 Undergraduate Institution in Illinois in Job Placement
    Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Zippia

  • #1 Small School in Illinois for Highest Earning Graduates
    Source: Zippia, U.S. Dept. Of Education's College Scorecard

  • Our students love us! 91% of students return after their first year
    Source: U.S. Dept. Of Education's College Scorecard

  • 80% of students graduate in 6-years (national average 60%). 92% of students who graduate from Illinois Wesleyan have completed their degree in four years Source: U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Explore Your Future


Money shouldn't stop you from applying to your dream school. That's why we never charge an application fee. We want every interested and qualified student to be able to apply for their own breakthrough experience at Illinois Wesleyan.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Illinois Wesleyan University has long been committed to putting a superior education within the reach of every single qualified applicant. Each year IWU disperses more than $40M in scholarships and grants.


Students who transfer to IWU have access to a quality residential environment. The campus residency expectation of 6 semesters in University-approved housing will be adjusted to include your previous college experience.

I'm Admitted!

Congratulations on your decision to enroll at Illinois Wesleyan! Next step: submit an enrollment fee. Once it is received, you will receive further information regarding housing, orientation, and course registration.

Majors & Minors

If you revel in the posing of an insightful question just as much as an answer, you're in great company at Illinois Wesleyan. Check out all the majors, minors, and programs you can spend your time pursuing at IWU.

Student Life

We get it. There's a lot more to college life than studying. Whether you're looking to take charge or let loose, our campus is buzzing with opportunities to connect, learn, grow, and have fun.


There's a reason Bloomington-Normal has been ranked among the top 10 college towns in the U.S. by Business Insider. Come see why for yourself! Arrange a campus visit – you can check with your admissions counselor to see if you qualify for a travel voucher.

National Value Rankings

Kiplinger's ranks Illinois Wesleyan among its Best Values in the nation's private liberal arts colleges, and we've been included in The Princeton Review's annual listing of Best Colleges every year since the list's inception in 1989. See more.


Andrew Starnes