Illinois Wesleyan University

My Ideal College Will ...

Many Paths to Success

You'll find many paths to future success within Illinois Wesleyan's unique combination of the liberal arts and nationally known professional schools, an exceptional business program, and highly respected pre-professional programs.

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Personal Attention

With an average class size of 17, you'll love the personal attention you receive.

Prepare me for the Future

Engage with your education through meaningful internships, life-changing service work and research opportunities.


We're committed to putting the highest quality educational experience within your reach. Over 90% of incoming Illinois Wesleyan students from all backgrounds qualify for scholarship or grant assistance.

Help me Explore the World

You'll have access to study abroad programs in more than 70 countries, and our optional monthlong May Term boosts your chances to travel and learn.

Welcome Students from Across the Country and Around the Globe

Students from far and near find a home away from home and thrive at Illinois Wesleyan.

To help you get here, we offer:


Help me Finish Strong

96% of Illinois Wesleyan graduates in the Class of 2015 were employed or working on advanced degrees within six months of graduation.

No matter your path, we'll prepare you for a bright future:

These are a few of the reasons we're recognized among  Colleges That Pay You Back.