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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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.
Amelia Hoffbeck, Class of 2021
Hometown: Hastings, MN
Major: Math with a pre-med track (Amelia is on track to graduate in four years.)
Why did you choose Illinois Wesleyan?
I chose IWU because I was looking for a school where I could do many things: math, music, and languages.
Tell us about the financial aid process. Was it a factor in your decision?
Financial aid and scholarships was definitely a factor in my decision. It was cheaper for me to "go out of state" to a private school than to go to a Minnesota state school. I also earned a Jennings scholarship and my mom liked that.
Tell us about your Illinois Wesleyan experience.
I'd always heard that you should go visit your professors during office hours and that was true. It was actually helpful. Professors here remember you. IWU has lived up to its reputation as being an academically challenging school.