The Princeton Review Recognizes Illinois Wesleyan Among Nation’s “Best” Colleges
Aug. 20, 2020
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University is one of the nation's best institutions
for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review’s 2021 college guide, The Best 386 Colleges.
Only about 14% of America’s 2,800 four-year colleges are profiled in the annual book
based on data collected from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their institutions’
academic offerings. The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from its surveys of 143,000 college students who rate
and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project.
The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book from 1 to 386.
“Illinois Wesleyan is an underrated gem that is ‘always trying to give students opportunities
that are beyond what most schools can give,’” according to IWU’s profile, which features
comments from students interviewed by The Princeton Review.
“Facilities and the career center are excellent, there are numerous opportunities
for community engagement and research, and ‘there are so many resources and programs
that help students who are seeking any type of support, whether it be academic, moral,
or health,’” the profile continues. “Faculty ‘put [a lot of] effort into the information
being taught, and really try and relate it to real life.’”
A “Survey Says” sidebar lists topics that Illinois Wesleyan students were in most
agreement about in their answers to The Princeton Review’s survey questions. The list includes: “students are happy,” “classroom facilities
are great,” “lab facilities are great,” “great library,” “career services are great,”
“internships are widely available,” “easy to get around campus,” “recreation facilities
are great,” among other responses.
Illinois Wesleyan’s no-fee application is now open for the incoming class of 2021
by visiting IWU.edu/apply.