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About Illinois Wesleyan

Illinois Wesleyan is a nationally recognized, exclusively undergraduate, independent, private university. We enroll approximately 1,600 students at our vibrant residential campus in Bloomington, Illinois. 


The close-knit and supportive environment at IWU creates a unique space where you're not just a student; you're an integral part of a community that cares about your success. The vast array of opportunities, both within and outside the classroom, allows you to tailor your college experience to your passions and interests. IWU empowers you to explore diverse facets of your identity and aspirations.

Victoria Ballesteros-Gonzalez '25


At first, I was apprehensive about applying because I didn't know how feasible it was financially, but the scholarships I received from Illinois Wesleyan helped make attending a reality!

Elizabeth Mudiandambo '24