Illinois Wesleyan University

Private, Four-years School Located in Bloomington, IL

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How much is the IWU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, IWU's tuition & fees is $55,704.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $70,622 when a student lives on-campus.

IWU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$55,704
Books & Supplies Costs$800
On-campus Room & Board$12,418
On-campus Expenses$1,700
Off-campus Room & Board$12,418
Off-campus Expenses$1,700
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$59,090

How Much Does it Cost to Go to IWU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $243,079 at IWU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $302,749. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $151,374.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$57,660$72,091$36,184
Sophomore (2024-25)$59,685$74,436$37,268
Junior (2025-26)$61,782$76,859$38,385
Senior (2026-27)$63,952$79,363$39,538
4 Years Total$243,079$302,749$151,374
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$59,685$74,436$37,268
Sophomore (2025-26)$61,782$76,859$38,385
Junior (2026-27)$63,952$79,363$39,538
Senior (2027-28)$66,198$81,950$40,727
4 Years Total$251,616$312,608$155,917
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$61,782$76,859$38,385
Sophomore (2026-27)$63,952$79,363$39,538
Junior (2027-28)$66,198$81,950$40,727
Senior (2028-29)$68,522$84,624$41,953
4 Years Total$260,453$322,796$160,602
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$63,952$79,363$39,538
Sophomore (2027-28)$66,198$81,950$40,727
Junior (2028-29)$68,522$84,624$41,953
Senior (2029-30)$70,929$87,388$43,217
4 Years Total$269,601$333,325$165,434
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$66,198$81,950$40,727
Sophomore (2028-29)$68,522$84,624$41,953
Junior (2029-30)$70,929$87,388$43,217
Senior (2030-31)$73,420$90,243$44,522
4 Years Total$279,069$344,205$170,418

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, IWU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
In-StateOut-of-State
Illinois Wesleyan University$55,704
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between IWU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityBloomington, IL$55,704
Hampden-Sydney CollegeHampden-Sydney, VA$52,388
Hamilton CollegeClinton, NY$65,740
Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MA$64,320
Haverford CollegeHaverford, PA$68,300
Lyon CollegeBatesville, AR$31,000
William Jewell CollegeLiberty, MO$19,890
Wheaton CollegeWheaton, IL$43,930
Macalester CollegeSaint Paul, MN$64,908
College of the Holy CrossWorcester, MA$60,850
Bates CollegeLewiston, ME$63,478

Financial Aid and COA

At Illinois Wesleyan University, 1,646 students (100%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $34,689.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at IWU is $35,933 for students living on-campus and $35,933 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 433 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $36,614 and the average amount of student loans is $8,859.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$70,622
COA (off-campus)$70,622
Tuition & Fees$55,704
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,918
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,918
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$35,933
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$35,933
Average Financial Aid$34,689
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,646100%$34,689
Pell Grants40525%$4,977
Federal Student Loan1,06664%$6,761
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid433100%-
Grants or Scholarships433100%$36,614
Federal Grants11927%$5,837
Pell Grants11927%$5,264
Other Federal Grants11927%$573
State/Local Grants11025%$5,508
Institutional Grants42297%$34,487
Student Loan Aid29969%$8,859
Federal Student Loans29468%$5,453
Other Student Loans13531%$7,745

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

IWU's acceptance rate is 45.23%. A total of 4,543 applicants applied to and 2,055 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 432 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.02%.
To apply to IWU, 5 items are required - Secondary school record, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,5432,146$2,397
Admitted2,055888$1,167
Enrolled432233$199
Acceptance Rate45.23%41.38%48.69%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.02%26.24%17.05%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to IWU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,210 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 27.
Its SAT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,2101,1101,310
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW625580670
SAT Math585530640
ACT Composite272429
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math262329
ACT English272430

Student Population

Illinois Wesleyan University has a total of 1,527 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 816 male students and 837 female students attending IWU.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate1,653 816837

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1312 N Park St, Bloomington, IL
Phone309-556-1000
WEBwww.iwu.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered49 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate42.22%
Yield20.53%
Student Population1,527
Graduation Rate79%
Retention Rate82%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties119 (Full-time), 75 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs395 (Full-time), 87 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$77,079
Average Staff Salary$57,400