What Graduates Say

What Employers Say

We have an excellent relationship with Illinois Wesleyan—a relationship based on the shared values of the institutions which is reflected in the high-caliber graduates and excellent leadership within the Hart Career Center.

Mark Schwamberger
Vice President and Controller, State Farm Insurance

Success in our organization is dependent on one’s ability to build relationships and communicate effectively, and the liberal arts education at Illinois Wesleyan builds these skills.

Jim Majernik
Director, (PwC) PricewaterhouseCoopers

Illinois Wesleyan candidates tend to have superior innovation and problem-solving skills, as well as curiosity about the world and eagerness to learn. They’ve often had opportunities to become well-rounded talents through undergraduate research, international travel, independent study or other experiences.

Patrick Palmer
Partner, VSA Partners Chicago, branding, marketing and communications

Our relationship with Illinois Wesleyan is time-tested. Students are prepared to contribute early in their careers with a strong academic foundation and the leadership qualities necessary to engage with a complex, global organization.

Scott Searles
Senior Consultant, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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National Reputation

There are nearly 3,800 four-year colleges and universities in the nation, and a plethora of magazines, guidebooks and experts that seek to identify the best ones. The data shows Illinois Wesleyan among the top in the country.


Illinois Wesleyan University ranks first among Illinois colleges and 10th overall in the nation in job placement ratings for its graduates, based on federal data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

In its Best College Values for 2018, Kiplinger’s ranks Illinois Wesleyan in the top 50 among the nation's private liberal arts colleges, and in the top 100 among all colleges and universities in the nation. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Illinois Wesleyan has been included among the national leaders in this ranking of academic quality and affordability.

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