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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:

  • State-specific scholarships
  • Travel vouchers for visiting campus
  • A local airport within a 10-minute drive
  • Easy access to Chicago and St. Louis (2.5 hours by train)


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:

  • More than 80% of our pre-med grads are admitted to medical school on their first try
  • 100 percent of Illinois Wesleyan nursing graduates are employed
  • Our accounting grads repeatedly have the highest CPA exam pass rates of any program in the state
  • Earnings of Illinois Wesleyan graduates put us in the top 6% nationally and No. 1 in Illinois

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