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    ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY - [IWU], ILLINOIS, BLOOMINGTON

    Bloomington, IllinoisLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1850established year
    1649enrollment
    7.8/10

    Illinois Wesleyan University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Founded by civic and religious leaders, Illinois Wesleyan University is an undergraduate-only university located in Bloomington, Illinois. Illinois Wesleyan University, established in 1850, provides students with a liberal arts education enhanced by experiential learning.

    The university is focused on opening students' minds and facilitating breakthrough moments along with preparing them for meaningful careers in diverse fields. Illinois Wesleyan University offers 50 majors, 8 Pre-professional programs, and 5 Professional programs to both national and international students who want to study in the USA.

    • The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • The university is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).
    • IWU is ranked 80 in National Liberal Arts Colleges, the ranking is given on the basis based on their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
    • Also, the university ranked at 81 positions in Best Value Schools according to US News and World Reports. 
    Illinois Wesleyan University Student Enrolment

    Highlights

    Year of Establishment 1850
    Location Bloomington, Illinois
    University Type Private
    Campus Setting Urban
    Total Student Enrollment (Fall 2019) 1,629
    International Enrollment 6%
    Average class size 16
    Number of majors offered 80+
    Mode of Program Full time/Online
    Academic Calendar Semester
    Test score accepted SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS
    Admission Helpline Telephone: + 309-556-3113
    Official Website iwu.edu

    Programs offered at Illinois Wesleyan University

    • The university offers numerous undergraduate courses to the students coming from different parts of the world. More than 80 majors and minors are offered to the students to prepare them for the challenging role ahead.
    • The students can choose a course from four professional schools including the School of Art, School of Nursing, School of Theatre Arts, and School of Music. The university also imparts education through pre-professional programs that are a group of courses preparing students for a professional degree post after completing their bachelor's degree from the university.

    Some of the pre-professional programs taught at the university include Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Forestry and Environmental Management Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

    Illinois Wesleyan University Campus and Housing Facilities

    The university campus is situated on 80 tree-filled acres in the city of Bloomington, Illinois and is home to many college students coming from across the world. The university campus offers a lot more to college students than studying. The welcoming and learning atmosphere gives an opportunity to connect, learn, grow, and have fun.

    • The university offers On-campus housing to all the currently enrolled international students during the academic year, as well as holidays and breaks.
    • More than 75% of Illinois Wesleyan students prefer to stay on campus. From the traditional halls that offer a comfortable, inclusive environment to apartment-style housing for junior & senior students who desire more independence, students can choose from a variety of housing options while studying and living at IWU.
    • Different kinds of traditional halls offered to the students include Ferguson Hall & Munsell Hall, Gulick Hall, Pfeiffer Hall, Dolan Hall, and Magill Hall. There are many other options in-suite and apartment housing as well.
    • Traditional residence halls allow the students to meet and interact with a large, diverse group of peers; while suite-style residence halls give privacy and independence of individual bedrooms to the students. Suites are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

    Illinois Wesleyan University Admission Process

    Application: International students can complete their application online and can send it with the needed documents at the university.

    Application Fee: Illinois Wesleyan University does not require an application fee.

    Application Deadline: For admissions at Illinois Wesleyan University, the admission application deadline for the international students for the fall term is March 15. The international applicants are eligible for Early Action that requires all application materials to be submitted by November 15.

    Admission Requirements: 

    • Completed application form
    • Academic transcripts/mark sheets from all previous educational institutions attended
    • English language proficiency
    Exam Minimum Required Scores
    TOEFL- iBT 80
    IELTS 6.5
    • Scores of standardized exams to study in the USA – SAT/ ACT
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • Proof of Finances
    • Video or Skype interview with the admission counselor
    • Copy of Passport

    Illinois Wesleyan University Cost of Attendance

    The estimated budget for an international student to attend Illinois Wesleyan University for the 2020-21 academic year is mentioned below:

    Course Annual Fee (in USD)
    Tuition 51,132
    Room (double occupancy) 7,414
    Board (meal plan/18 meals per week) 4,426
    Student Fees 204
    IWU Medical Insurance (mandatory) 1,409
    Other Expenses (personal expenses, books and supplies, transportation, etc.) 1,500

    Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to offering the highest quality educational experience to the students coming from different parts of the world at affordable prices. International students can apply for various scholarships offered at the Illinois Wesleyan University. To be considered for a scholarship, the students need to fill the admission application, complete the CSS Profile and submit all the requested materials.

    A few of the scholarships available at the university include:

    • IWU Alumni Scholarship- The scholarship ranges from 15,000 USD to 34,000 USD and is awarded based on the academic profile of the student. 
    • IWU Alumni Talent Scholarship- The scholarship ranges from 15,000 USD to 34,000 USD. Apart from the general application documents, students are required to fulfill the other requirements as asked (portfolio, audition or interview).
    • Outside International Scholarships- International students are eligible for various international scholarships offered by various private organizations or the government to help foreign students finance their studies in the USA.

    Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni

    As an IWU alumna/us, all the ex-students at the university will be automatically considered as a member of the Alumni Association that offers numerous benefits at no charge. To make the alumni feel special, each year Illinois Wesleyan University recognizes outstanding achievement of its alumni and rewards them with the Alumni Awards. Additionally, the ex-students can participate in various events and stay connected with their class fellows and with the management as well.

    Some of the notable Illinois Wesleyan University alumni include:

    • U.S. Senator Scott W. Lucas of Illinois
    • 7-time NBA All-Star center and Hall of Fame inductee Jack Sikma
    • Dawn Upshaw- Grammy Award-winning soprano 
    • Cherlynlavaughn Bradley- first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Northwestern University
    • Frankie Faison- Actor noted for his appearance in all four Hannibal Lecter films
    • Richard Jenkins- Oscar-nominated actor, best known for his roles in The Visitor and in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
    • Actor Kevin Dunn- known for his appearances in Transformers movie franchise and TV series Veep
    $ 47,4341st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    $ 47,4341st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    $ 47,4341st YEAR
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    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    $ 47,4341st YEAR
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    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    Illinois Wesleyan University Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    1791
    FAFSA Code
    001696
    Accreditation
    NCA
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $47,434 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-80--
    IELTS-6.5--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score12951195139510
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing640590690-
    Mathematics655605705-
    ACT Check Detailed Score27242991
    English272330-
    Mathematics262428-

    Illinois Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate

    60.9 %

    acceptance rate

    3697

    total applicants

    1791

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    46.5%

    Male

    53.5%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    60.9%
    Total Applicants
    2943
    Total Enrolled
    1791

    Illinois Wesleyan University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Illinois Wesleyan University Enrollment
    1791
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    1791
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    78.2%

    Attendance Cost

    $47434

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $47,434 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $800 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $10,574 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,600 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $10,574 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $1,600 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $1,000 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $1,000 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music
    Nursing Programs
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    26751860815-

    Ranking

    2019
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    RANKED #233

    Overall (National)

    College Rating

    Based on 6 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    8.3/10Academic
    8.5/10Accommodation
    8.3/10Faculty
    8.2/10Infrastructure
    7.8/10Placement
    8.3/10Social Life

    Reviews

    GR
    6.5 /10

    At IWU, you'll have opportunities to marry the questions you're passionate about to hands-on projects, faculty-guided research, and travel the world to satisfy your curiosity - to both solidify your understanding of the world and differentiate you to prospective employers or graduate schools. My GPA in high school was 7.4, and I had applied through a free online application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Economics program at IWU promotes students’ critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills, the ability to compare costs and benefits in decision making, quantitative analysis, effective communication skills, and intellectual curiosity. These are skills that are valuable in a variety of settings. Read more about economics.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    RB
    6.5 /10

    When I arrived on campus, everyone was so welcoming and nice that they immediately made me feel at home. Their commitment to my education by providing me with an ample amount of resources opened my eyes to the different ways in which I can make an impact on others. After securing a GPA of 9, I had applied through an online application form, which was free of cost.

    Course Curriculum :

    Psychology is the study of the human and animal mind, thought processes, and behavior. Psychology majors at Illinois Wesleyan study psychological theory, using observational methods, and conduct scientific research to gain insights into cognition and behavior in various contexts.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    DB
    7.3 /10

    My university is home to top-ranked fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. The alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as the College remains a cultural cornerstone. My GPA was 7, and I was required to submit a common application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Economics program at IWU promotes students' critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills, the ability to compare costs and benefits in decision making, quantitative analysis, effective communication skills, and intellectual curiosity. These are skills that are valuable in a variety of settings. Read more about economics.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    AM
    7.7 /10

    Acknowledged nationally as a premier leader in art and design education, MICA is deliberately cultivating a new generation of artists one that is capable of seamlessly integrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creative citizenship with contemporary approaches to art, design, and media. After securing a GPA of 8, I had applied through a common application.

    Course Curriculum :

    Psychology is the study of the human and animal mind, thought processes, and behavior. Psychology majors at Illinois Wesleyan study psychological theory, using observational methods, and conduct scientific research to gain insights into cognition and behavior in various contexts.

    7 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    gs
    8.7 /10

    I was intrigued by the curriculum of the course I wanted to study. Plus, a cousin had already graduated 1 year before I joined here. So I had a fair and honest idea of this university. So I decided to go to this college. I applied online and there was no application fee to pay.

    Course Curriculum :

    I was still confused as to which subject would be my major. As the course continued I decided on International Environment Sustainability would be my main focus. My course also included subjects such as General Ecology and Environmental Policy. I gained in-depth knowledge by attending the classes, doing fieldwork and assignment.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
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    1312 Park Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Pharmacy
    • Airport
    • Hospital
    • Train Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Super Market

    Bus Station

    Main St & University St0.12 km
    Center St & Union St0.32 km
    Fell & Emerson0.36 km
    Empire St & Main St0.44 km
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    Pharmacy

    Danielle Cooper, Pharm0.39 km
    Craig A. Yates, RPh0.39 km
    Axline Pharmacy1.69 km
    CVS Pharmacy2.10 km
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    Hospital

    Advocate Health Care0.63 km
    Advocate Medical Group Wound Care0.64 km
    Jonathan D Benson D.O.0.67 km
    Fresenius Medical Care at Advocate Bromenn Regional Med. Ctr.0.67 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Proactiv Kiosk2.95 km
    Eastland Mall2.97 km
    Shoppes At College Hills3.27 km
    Oakland Commons3.34 km
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    Book Store

    Illinois Wesleyan University Bookstore0.15 km
    Bobzbay1.05 km
    Gingerbread House1.61 km
    Graham Crackers Comics of Normal, IL2.06 km
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    Airport

    Advocate BroMenn Medical Center Heliport0.61 km
    Stark Heliport2.91 km
    OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Heliport3.07 km
    Synergy Flight Center5.12 km
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    Train Station

    Uptown Station2.04 km

    Super Market

    Hy-Vee3.51 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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