Resources › For Students and Parents Illinois Wesleyan University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print The Shirk Center at Illinois Wesleyan University. Jason Howell / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 03, 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University, with an acceptance rate of 58%, has only somewhat competitive admissions. Successful applicants generally have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. Applicants can apply with the school's application or via the Common Application. Additional materials required for the application include high school transcripts and a letter of recommendation. Admissions Data (2016): Illinois Wesleyan University Acceptance Rate: 62%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Illinois WesleyanTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 510 / 640SAT Math: 620 / 760SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanTop Illinois colleges SAT comparisonACT Composite: 25 / 29ACT English: 25 / 31ACT Math: 24 / 29What these ACT numbers meanTop Illinois colleges ACT comparison Illinois Wesleyan University Description: Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college located in Bloomington, Illinois, a city about half way between Chicago and St. Louis. The school has an impressive 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the average class size is 17 students. Students can choose from 50 academic programs from both the College of Liberal Arts and College of Fine Arts. The school takes pride in its high first-year retention rate and its 4-year graduation rate. IWU's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 1,771 (all undergraduate)Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female100% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $44,142Books: $800 (why so much?)Room and Board: $10,178Other Expenses: $1,600Total Cost: $56,720 Illinois Wesleyan University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 64%Average Amount of AidGrants: $23,390Loans: $8,137 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business, English, History, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%4-Year Graduation Rate: 74%6-Year Graduation Rate: 81% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, LacrosseWomen's Sports: Golf, Swimming and Diving, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Illinois Wesleyan University, You May Also Like These Schools: Bradley University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphPurdue University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorthern Illinois University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphElmhurst College: Profile DePaul University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWashington University in St. Louis: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMarquette University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Chicago: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAugustana College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIllinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphKnox College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Illinois Wesleyan University Mission Statement: view the complete mission statement at http://iwu.edu/aboutiwu/mission1.shtml "Illinois Wesleyan University, an independent, residential, liberal arts university founded in 1850, strives to attain the ideal of a liberal education while providing unique opportunities with its distinctive curricula and programs."