2010-2011 Student Profile for Illinois Wesleyan
Sept. 20, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University welcomed 587 members of the class
of 2014 to the campus Aug. 17. Classes began on Aug. 23, with a total enrollment of
2,094, which includes six part-time students.
Of the 587 first-year students who have enrolled at the University, 314 are women,
and 273 are men. Among first-years there are also 31 African American, 34 Hispanic,
and 29 Asian/Pacific Islander students enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan. In addition
to the first-year students, there were 26 transfer students entering this fall.
Among the 617 new students to the University, 29 intend to be music majors, 36 nursing
majors, nine theatre-arts majors, nine music theatre majors, and six art majors. The
remaining 528 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 2010 is
Attending Illinois Wesleyan this school year are 2,012 domestic students representing
34 states. Also enrolled are 82 international students representing 22 nations. Of
those, 16 are first-year students, one transfer, and four exchange students representing
citizens of nine nations.
“This year’s entering class is exceptionally talented by any measure,” said Bob Murray,
dean of Enrollment Management for Illinois Wesleyan. “As one of the largest classes
in the history of the University, the academic profile of our students compares very
well with the best schools nationally. We are again pleased about the continued progress
of enrolling students with diverse racial, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Obviously, we continue to remain a ‘first-choice’ school among most of our applicants
and are an affordable option to students and families regardless of their financial
Murray continued: “We are extremely excited that our freshmen-to-sophomore retention
rate continues to exceed 91 percent. We believe this reflects the exceptional experience
our students receive and their desire to graduate from a nationally recognized university.”
Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181