Illinois Wesleyan University


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Illinois Wesleyan University


  • 62% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$29,136 / year

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Educational Resources


The five-floor Ames Library, serving as the intellectual center of the community, houses nearly 400,000 volumes. With 19 group study and project rooms, over 100 computers, auditorium seating for 70, and 150 lounge seats, the library provides a place for interaction, collaboration, consultation, study and reflection. Motivated by the desire of library faculty and staff to understand, anticipate, and fulfill the research and information needs of the community, services continually evolve to meet those needs. Central services include: one-on-one consultations between librarian and researcher, cutting-edge technology including wireless network as well as extensive remote access to library resources and services, strong collection development for both traditional print and electronic collections, instruction and information literacy initiatives, digitization of text, visual, and audio materials, and a liaison program for academic departments and programs facilitating communication and effective service delivery. The library is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, which provides services to more than 180 member institutions. Through the shared online catalog, the IWU community has access to the 22 million volumes held by libraries via a direct request service. Extensive e-journal collections, including JSTOR and Project Muse provide immediate access to over 9,000 journal titles. A highly effective and efficient interlibrary loan service augments the local collection via easy requesting and fast delivery. Special collections in The Ames Library include, among others, first edition detective fiction; materials on The Beggar's Opera, John Gay, and works related to the 18th and 19th century British stage; works of the Beat Writers; and the Minor Myers Honors Collection, featuring prize- or award-winning books in a wide variety of fields. A large Native American pottery collection, some of which was acquired by former IWU faculty member John Wesley Powell during his explorations of the Southwest, is on display in The Ames Library Rotunda.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 321,241 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 9,812 current serial subscriptions.
  • 24,273 microforms.
  • 16,505 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

The University Observatory is used both for classes and for special programs on astronomy that are open to the public.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 430 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 550 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 90 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 10 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 250 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 75% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 13% of housing units are Singles.
  • 63% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 22% of housing units are Triples.
  • 2% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 26 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 50% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 85% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Blue Moon Coffeehouse, International Carnivale, Titan Film Series, Funny Bone Comedy Club, New Music at Tommy's, Soul Food Dinner, varsity basketball games and other athletic events, student and faculty recitals, main stage and laboratory theatre productions, weekend festivals on the quad.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 180 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Mu Alpha, Alpha Mu Gamma, Beta Beta Beta, Egas, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Gamma Upsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Pi, Lambda Alpha, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Rho Lambda, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Alpha Phi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Selah Bible Study, Catholic Newman Organization, DRL-3, Fellowship of Catholic University Students, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hillel, Hindu Student Association, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Lutheran Group, Methodist Student Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Presbyterian Student Association, Service Truth Evangelism, YPCA Bible Studies, Council on Religious Life
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, Black Student Union, CLASE (Council For Latin American Student Enrichment), International Society of IWU, Le Cercle Francais, National Society for Black Engineers, PAN-Asian Student Association, Sisters Actively Visualizing Vitality and Intellect (SAVVI), Spanish Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Senate, 30 professional/academic societies representing most major fields (in addition to the nearly 30 honor societies listed elsewhere), Ambassador Club, Anime Club, Anti-Philosophy Club, Auditions Club, Classics Club, IWU Pride (Gay/Straight Alliance), Chess Team, Cycling Club, Deuces Wild, Dance Marathon Club, Gaming Society (BYOD), Dance Team, Equestrian Club, Order of Titans, Quiz Bowl Team, Student-Alumni Association, Sailing Club, Rock-climbing Club, Writing Club, Student Literature Analysis Club, Titan Law Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, Association of Computing Machinery, Yoga Club, WESN, Titan TV, Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Mu Alpha (professional music organizations), Percussive Arts Society, American Marketing Association, Entrepreneurship Society, Karate Club, Rugcutters (Swing Dance Society), Student Fitness Club, UNIX Club, Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity), 9X9 Filmmaking Club, Improv Theatre Troupe, Shenanigans! Theatre Troupe, Lyyrical Graffiti, Tributaries, Variations, Amnesty International, Environmental Concerns Organization, Gang Green, Veggie Club, Ignite IWU, Model UN, Model Illinois, Students for a Just Society, Pro-life Club, Students for Choice, Radical Liberals, U-SAID, Circle K, Habitat for Humanity, Student Sierra Coalition, Residence Hall Association (plus individual hall councils), many intramural teams, University Choir, Wind Ensemble, University Civic Orchestra, Phoenix Theatre, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Women Against Violence
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Argus (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (132), Bloomington (Central Illinois Regional Airport) (4)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Normal (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Bloomington (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 70% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 44% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,655
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 33% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 5 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 25% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Illinois State University)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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