IWU is a National Best Buy

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Illinois Wesleyan University is the 51st best value among the nation’s private liberal arts colleges ranked by Kiplinger's for 2016, marking the ninth consecutive year that Wesleyan has been included among the national leaders in academic quality and affordability.

2015-2016 University Charges Cost

Tuition (full-time)


Room (double occupancy)


Residence Hall Fee




Student Senate Activity Fee


Total Billed Costs


Estimated Indirect Expenses  
 Books  $800
 Personal Expenses  $1,600

Illinois Wesleyan students and their families may elect to pay the amount owed the University in 10 monthly payments (5 Fall semester & 5 Spring semester), beginning in June before the start of the next academic year. There is no interest or cost for this service provided by the Business Office when payments are made by check or direct debit (ACH) from a bank account.