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Illinois Wesleyan University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1850
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 2,144
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $171,131,718
Admissions Address

Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

Website

http://www.iwu.edu

Admissions E-mail

iwuadmit@iwu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Tony Bankston
Admissions office telephone: (800) 332-2498
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? N/A
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 15


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 52%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 52%
Total applicants: 3,156
Total acceptances: 1,647
Total freshman enrollment: 552
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 1,201
Male acceptances: 609
Male freshman enrollment: 223
 
Female applicants: 1,955
Female acceptances: 1,038
Female freshman enrollment: 329
Out-of-state freshmen: 12%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 433
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 83
Students enrolled from waiting list: 36


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 46%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 82%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 84%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 27%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 - 680
Math: 580 - 680
Combined: 1160 - 1360


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 22.0% 14.0%
600-699 47.0% 57.0%
500-599 27.0% 26.0%
400-499 3.0% 3.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 95%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 26 - 32
Math: 25 - 31
Composite: 26 - 30


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 35.0% 48.0% 32.0%
24-29 59.0% 43.0% 53.0%
18-23 6.0% 9.0% 14.0%
12-17 N/A N/A 1.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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