Illinois Wesleyan University

country rank  613
world rank  1998

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University Overview

Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Bloomington (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 168 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym IWU
Founded 1850
Motto Scientia et Sapientia
Knowledge and Wisdom
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address 1312 N Park Street
Bloomington (population range: 50,000-249,999)
61702-2900 Illinois
United States
T +1 (309) 556 1000
F +1 (309) 556 3820

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1312 Park Street
Bloomington 61701
+1 (309) 556 3031
800 332 2498

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Illinois Wesleyan University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)


  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • The Posse Foundation
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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