You may not have spent much time in central Illinois, but now that you've found us, we think you'll find Illinois Wesleyan is a place you can call home. We invite you to come for a visit. There's an Amtrak station and the Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) in town. We're closer than you think.
See when we will be in Iowa for a college fair or high school visit. We'd love to see you!
The process of choosing a college and figuring it all out can be a huge task. We think one decision should be easy; the decision to apply to Illinois Wesleyan. Here are 5 reasons why:
These are just a few reasons, but if these 5 resonate with you, we invite you to apply. Illinois Wesleyan never charges an application fee.
Kaia Burkum, Class of 2022
Hometown: Solon, Iowa
Major: BA Theatre Arts
Why did you choose Illinois Wesleyan?
Illinois Wesleyan first came on my radar because of their theatre program. I chose IWU because it is a small campus. (My high school was very small.) I also liked the gen ed program because it covers a wide variety of subjects and disciplines which I think makes a person well-rounded.
Tell us about the financial aid process. Was it a factor in your decision?
The merit scholarship I got was very helpful. I really appreciate the Jennings scholarship because I love music. I was worried I might not be able to be involved in music in college. At Illinois Wesleyan, I'm able to be in band and choir.
Tell us about your Illinois Wesleyan experience.
Illinois Wesleyan is a good place to be if you are worried about adjusting to college in general because it is a small campus and it is close. My professors have been really responsive when I've needed help.