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Why Illinois Wesleyan?

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48% of IWU students study abroad

Study abroad

14% of college students study abroad, but 48% of Illinois Wesleyan students do so. Our students have access to more than 70 countries


More than 93% of IWU students return for the second year

You'll Want To Come Back

More than 93% of Illinois Wesleyan’s students return for their second year. Nationally, the average is just 58%.

90% of graduates finish within four years

Graduate on time




  • Over 90% of incoming students representing every socioeconomic class qualify for scholarship or grant assistance.
  • Over half of tuition, on average, is covered by scholarships and grants for incoming students.

Your Home Away from Home

Our students love the personal attention they receive

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  • Students from California, Texas, New York, Florida, and all corners of the country are thriving in our engaging, inclusive, and welcoming environment.


  • 96% of 2015 graduates are employed or working on advanced degrees within six months of graduation
  • > 80% of pre-med grads admitted to medical school on 1st try
  • 100 percent of nursing graduates are employed
  • Our accounting grads repeatedly have the highest CPA exam pass rates of any program in the state
  • In its first-ever college ranking,  The Economist  named Illinois Wesleyan graduates as top earners nationally (top 6%) and No. 1 in Illinois, based on an analysis of a broad range of data in the recently available U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard.