2007-08 Student Profile for Illinois Wesleyan

September 12, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Wesleyan University welcomed 544 members of the class of 2011 to the campus Tuesday, August 21. Classes began on Monday, August 27, with a total enrollment of 2,095.

Figures available prior to the start of classes, which are subject to change once the semester begins, indicate that of the 544 first-year students who have enrolled at the University, 318 are women, and 226 are men.  There also are 29 African Americans, 13 Hispanic, and 27 Asian students in the entering class. In addition to the first-year students, there will be 27 transfer students entering this fall.

Among the 571 new students to the University, 39 intend to be music majors, 34 nursing majors, eight theatre-arts majors, nine music theatre majors, and eight art majors. The remaining 473 students are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

The average American College Test (ACT) composite score for the total first-year class is 28.1. A perfect score is 36 and the national average composite score for 2007 is 21.2.

Attending Illinois Wesleyan this school year are 526 domestic students representing 21 states. Also enrolled are 24 international students of whom 18 are first-year students, three transfer, and three exchange students representing citizens of 16 nations.

"We are very excited about the Class of 2011,” said Bob Murray, dean of enrollment management at IWU. “The students who have enrolled exhibit exceptional talents and qualities and continue the tradition of academic excellence. And we are especially pleased about the continued progress of enrolling students with diverse racial, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds.

In the new class, we enrolled 24 international students, which is a new high mark for us, and have two students from South Anchorage High School in Alaska as well as students from 20 additional states including our strong base in Illinois. Since we have alums that live in all 50 states and 63 foreign countries, it benefits the campus community to enroll students from around the world and across the country to prepare them for the possibilities they will pursue after graduation."

Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181