Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity analysis highlights the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of Illinois Wesleyan students.

Illinois Wesleyan Student Population

1,629 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Illinois Wesleyan University?

Illinois Wesleyan total enrollment is approximately 1,629 students.

Illinois Wesleyan Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Illinois Wesleyan undergraduate population is made up of 52% women, and 48% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Illinois Wesleyan Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,126
Hispanic 140
Black or African American 110
Asian 106
International 74
Multi-Ethnic 39
Unknown 20
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Illinois Wesleyan achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #607 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  607 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  82.75 out of 100
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A high overall ranking means this school is considered quite diverse among all factors: student race/ethnicity, age, gender, and location.

How Does Illinois Wesleyan Diversity Compare to National Averages?


Illinois Wesleyan overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Illinois Wesleyan is ranked 2,144 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2144 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  43.44 out of 100
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The racial/ethnic diversity at Illinois Wesleyan is average. Check the demographics and see if it's enough diversity for you.

Illinois Wesleyan Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,134
Hispanic 141
Black or African American 111
Asian 107
International 75
Multi-Ethnic 39
Unknown 21
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Illinois Wesleyan University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 438
Black or African American 21
Multi-Ethnic 18
Asian 15
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Illinois Wesleyan ranks 343 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  343 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  90.97 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 850 female students and 779 male students at Illinois Wesleyan.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Illinois Wesleyan is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  99.44 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 270 female teachers and 267 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

17.38% Out of State
6.59% Out of the Country

Illinois Wesleyan ranks 986 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

17.38% of Illinois Wesleyan students come from out of state, and 6.59% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  54 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 20 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Illinois 325
Wisconsin 10
Colorado 10
California 8
Michigan 5

International Students at Illinois Wesleyan

Students from 27 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Learn more about international students at Illinois Wesleyan.

Average Student Age Diversity

Average Student Age Diversity
93.33% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  41.01 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Illinois Wesleyan, 93.33% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 827
18-19 712
22-24 90
25-29 4
35 and over 2
30-34 0
Under 18 0

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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