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
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