Illinois Wesleyan University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Tel: (309)556-1000
Free: 800-332-2498
Admissions: (309)556-3031
Fax: (309)556-3411
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1850. Setting: 79-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $151.4 million. Total enrollment: 2,118. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,932 applied, 49% were admitted. 52% from top 10% of their high school class, 83% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 13 National Merit Scholars, 32 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,109 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 9 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 17 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 0% 25 or older, 81% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at Midwest College Arts program, Colleges of the Midwest Urban Education program, Washington semenster, United Nations semester. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 2/15. Notification: 4/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $34,050 includes full-time tuition ($27,474), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($6426). College room only: $3892. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $3434 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 160 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 40% of eligible men and 32% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Christian Fellowship, Students for a Just Society, Black Student Union, Habitat for Humanity. Major annual events: Soul Food Dinner, Homecoming, Undercover. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, Emergency Response Team. 1,745 college housing spaces available; 1,640 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. The Ames Library with 314,894 books, 23,297 microform titles, 15,226 serials, 15,076 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.4 million. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Illinois Wesleyan University is located in Bloomington, Illinois, which is known as a research, insurance, retail, education and business center. Situated in a corporate community of 100,000 people, Bloomington is now one of the fastest growing communities in the country and is listed among the most desirable places to live in the nation.

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