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Wisconsin Students Arrage A Visit To IWU

Campus VisitWisconsin Students 

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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See when we will be in Wisconsin for a college fair or high school visit.

Meet Your Counselor

Olivia Braun

Olivia Braun

Admissions Counselor



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:

  1. 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.

  2. Graduating in 4 years is a big deal to you... and to your parents!
    92% of our grads earn their degrees in 4 years.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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, but if these 5 reasons resonate with you, we invite you to apply today. Illinois Wesleyan never charges an application fee.

Wisconsin Alumni Spotlight

Allie Beckman, 2010


Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Major: Theatre Arts

Why did you choose Illinois Wesleyan?

I fell in love with the campus as soon as I stepped foot on the grounds. 

Tell us about the financial aid process. Was it a factor in your decision?

Yes.  I got a scholarship and I received some financial aid.  It was a very big factor in being able to attend.

Tell us about your Illinois Wesleyan experience.

I am so thankful for the professors I met, both inside and outside of the theatre department, and the education I received was extremely high quality and well-rounded.