Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Illinois Wesleyan University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Illinois Wesleyan University was awarded 175 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

Illinois Wesleyan landed the #149 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Illinois Wesleyan held the #169 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Illinois Wesleyan also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Illinois Wesleyan?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Illinois Wesleyan University is a competitive 57%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 65% 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 550 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Illinois Wesleyan University  ( 550 to 660 )
Illinois Wesleyan received ACT scores from 57% 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 is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Illinois Wesleyan it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Illinois Wesleyan University is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Illinois Wesleyan University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Illinois Wesleyan University has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. 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  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Illinois Wesleyan for first-time, full-time students is 75%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  75 out of 100

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Illinois Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,636 undergraduates at Illinois Wesleyan with 1,622 being full-time and 14 being part-time.

How Much Does Illinois Wesleyan University Cost?

The overall average net price of Illinois Wesleyan is $26,039. 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 +
$18,570 $19,857 $23,309 $27,302 $33,174

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 69% of students took out student loans averaging $10,108 a year. That adds up to $40,432 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Illinois Wesleyan is 1.4%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Illinois Wesleyan with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $59,100 in their early years. 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 situated in Bloomington, Illinois. The city atmosphere of Bloomington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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
Nursing 50 $66,611
Accounting 44 $63,799
General Business/Commerce 39 NA
General Biology 26 $29,685
Drama & Theater Arts 25 $17,514
General Psychology 22 $32,569
Finance & Financial Management 19 $60,128
Marketing 18 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 $34,348
Music 15 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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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