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Illinois Wesleyan University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Illinois Wesleyan University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Illinois Wesleyan offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Illinois Wesleyan University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Illinois Wesleyan University was awarded 28 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Illinois Wesleyan is ranked #169 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Illinois Wesleyan is also ranked #6 out of 61 schools in Illinois.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Illinois Wesleyan?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Illinois Wesleyan University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 61%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to Illinois Wesleyan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 690. Math scores were between 605 and 705.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 590 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 605 to 705 )
Illinois Wesleyan received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 24 to 29 )

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Illinois Wesleyan University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Illinois Wesleyan is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Illinois Wesleyan University is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Illinois Wesleyan University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Illinois Wesleyan University has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Illinois Wesleyan the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 78%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  78 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Illinois Wesleyan

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,649 undergraduates at Illinois Wesleyan with 1,646 being full-time and 3 being part-time.

Illinois Wesleyan Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Illinois Wesleyan is 82.75 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.75 out of 100
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How Much Does Illinois Wesleyan University Cost?

The overall average net price of Illinois Wesleyan is $28,356. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Illinois Wesleyan

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,120 $20,831 $24,276 $29,046 $34,789

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Illinois Wesleyan, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Illinois Wesleyan, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $7,567 a year. That adds up to $30,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Illinois Wesleyan is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Illinois Wesleyan Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Illinois Wesleyan make around $59,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Illinois Wesleyan students since it is 48% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bloomington, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Illinois Wesleyan University

Contact details for Illinois Wesleyan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1312 N Park St, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: 309-556-1000

Illinois Wesleyan University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Accounting 49 $61,400
General Biology 40 $24,200
General Business/Commerce 37 NA
Nursing 35 $58,700
General Psychology 28 $29,000
Finance & Financial Management 22 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 20 $13,300
Political Science & Government 17 NA
Music 14 NA
Computer Science 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Illinois Wesleyan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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