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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.
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5 Reasons to Apply to Illinois Wesleyan
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:
You thrive having faculty members who know you and care about your success.
We’ve got an 11:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 16.
Graduating in 4 years is a big deal to you... and to your parents!
92% of our grads earn their degrees in 4 years.
Earning a strong starting salary appeals to you.
IWU has been ranked the #1 small school in Illinois for highest earning graduates
with a 95% employment rate over the past 5 years.
You love new friends and new experiences.
With more than 200 student groups, athletic teams, and ensembles, plus opportunities
to research and study abroad, you'll find new activities to love!
You value respect, inclusivity, and equality.
As a community, we strive every day to live out IWU's commitment to diversity, social
justice and environmental sustainability.
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.
Michigan Student Spotlight
Paul Mucci, Class of 2022
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Majors: Business and Math double major
Why did you choose Illinois Wesleyan?
I chose IWU because I wanted to get out of Michigan and do something different. IWU was attractive because
it is a small school with small class sizes.
Tell us about the financial aid process. Was it a factor in your decision?
Yes, I got an academic scholarship plus a little financial aid. The mixture of academic
scholarship and financial aid was what I needed. IWU made it financially possible
to attend and it was the same cost as the Michigan school I was considering.
Tell us about your Illinois Wesleyan experience.
The number one thing I love is the small classes. I'm in a class of eight students
this semester. Having small classes helps in developing relationships with other students