MacMurray Students are welcome here

A Message to MacMurray Students

The Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) community was saddened to learn of MacMurray College's closure and recognizes that you are searching for a new college during an unusually challenging moment in history. Although our hearts are heavy thinking about the many losses and disappointments our communities are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, they are also hopeful as we prepare to welcome new and returning students back to campus in the fall. In your search for your next academic home, we urge you to consider the strong alignment between many of MacMurray's and Illinois Wesleyan's programs of study and the rich professional, cultural, athletic, and social opportunities that await you at IWU.

The usual IWU graduation requirement of "a minimum of two years and 16 courses in residence" will be waived for rising MacMurray seniors.

Have you previously applied and been admitted? Reactivate your application today!


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.


Students who transfer to IWU have access to a quality residential environment. Transfer students are eligible for upper-division housing and every effort will be made to honor roommate requests. Rising seniors have the option to live on or off-campus.

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. We offer over 80 Majors and Programs. Rising sophomores and juniors are encouraged to explore and expand on their interests.

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.

"We’ve been extremely lucky to work with exceptionally talented students from Illinois Wesleyan for the last three summers, all of whom have gone on to accept full-time positions with Accenture. The combination of their ability to apply learnings from the classroom with their leadership qualities and intellectual curiosity prepared them for success in our complex, global organization."

Dave Malcom '00 Managing Director, Global IT Audit Lead at Accentur


Andrew Starnes

Registrar’s Office