(2014-15). Pursue your passions at Illinois Wesleyan University.
FIND & PURSUE your passions 2014–15 WHAT’S YOUR Whatever it is, we’ll help you pursue it. At Illinois Wesleyan, we know you are more likely to succeed in college and life if you are doing something you truly love. That’s why we are committed to helping you discover and pursue your passions, both inside and outside the classroom. Students who do so are more likely to perform better academically, graduate on time and, most importantly, find a career they love. So, what’s your passion? Passion? 100% undergraduate Illinois Wesleyan is exclusively undergraduate, which means you’ll learn from professors, not graduate assistants. Left: The Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Illinois Wesleyan is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts university, nationally recognized for a curriculum that combines the liberal arts and sciences with well-respected business, pre-professional and professional programs. We pride ourselves on the individual attention our students receive, the academic choices and out-of-class opportunities we provide and the success our students have after graduation. Outside of the classroom, we offer a vibrant campus life that includes a broad range of organizations, athletics and activities that are comparable with those found at larger schools. This combination of strong academics, undergraduate focus, personal attention and great campus life sets Illinois Wesleyan apart. |1 ACADEM ICS Discovering and pursuing your passions 90%+ of graduates More than 90% of our graduates are employed full-time or pursuing graduate or professional education within six months. 2| An Illinois Wesleyan education helps you learn to think and study broadly, which is essential for long-term success in a rapidly changing global society. Recent research confirms that graduates from top liberal arts schools typically have better college experiences, higher employment rates and placements into medical and law schools and other graduate programs, as well as more long-term success in life than graduates of other schools. Undergraduate Advantage As an exclusively undergraduate institution, Illinois Wesleyan provides the opportunity for students to be taught by professors, not graduate students. With small classes that average 17 students, faculty get to know our students by name and can give them the individual attention they need. Our undergraduate focus also means that Illinois Wesleyan students are not competing with graduate students for faculty research opportunities or performance opportunities in the fine arts, which is often the case at other universities. “ Our broad academic program, with its liberal arts core and study abroad and internship opportunities, prepares Illinois Wesleyan students not just to succeed upon graduation, but to successfully adapt to Many Options We offer more than 80 majors, minors and programs and we’ll encourage you to explore and pursue all of your passions. So, if you love music but want to pursue a career in medicine or want to study both history and computer science, Illinois Wesleyan is the place for you. Another important difference between Illinois Wesleyan and many small schools is our unique combination of traditional liberal arts and sciences with strong professional programs in fields such as business, music, theatre and nursing. And, our exceptional pre-professional programs will prepare you for graduate and professional study in medicine, law, dentistry, engineering, veterinary science, forestry and environmental management, physical therapy and occupational therapy. the changes that they will face over the course of their careers and throughout their lives.” Jonathan Green Provost and Dean of Faculty Professor of Music areas of study Our 80 areas of study range from English and 80 |3 psychology to biology and business to political science and environmental studies to the fine arts and nursing. We’re also known for our strong pre-professional programs in pre-medicine, pre-law, pre-engineering and more. “ Socrates is reputed to have said, ‘The unexamined life is not worth living.’ That may be overstating the case, but I do believe that students should make the most of their college years by preparing themselves for life as well as for a career. A liberal arts education can serve both those goals, leading not only to a productive or profitable life but a richer, fuller, and more truly worthwhile life.” Michael Young (left) Robert W. Harrington Professor of History Lincoln scholar, researcher and author outstanding faculty 183 Outstanding Faculty Illinois Wesleyan’s faculty are trained at institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, the University of Chicago and Oxford, and while they are committed to research in their field, their primary focus is teaching. Our small classes make it easier to get individual attention, unlike classes taught in large lecture halls with hundreds of students. This is just one of the reasons why Illinois Wesleyan competes with the best schools in the nation for top students. Many of Illinois Wesleyan’s 183 teaching faculty are nationally regarded researchers and scholars, and all are outstanding educators interested in your success. 4| First-Class Facilities Our teaching, research and performance facilities are a mix of the modern and traditional, but all are up-to-date learning environments. For example, our newest classroom building, the environmentally friendly State Farm Hall, opened in fall 2013 and features the latest in teaching technologies, classroom options and study areas. The Center for Natural Science, which has research laboratories and modern teaching spaces, was described by the National Science Foundation as a model building after it opened in 1995. And, The Ames Library, built in 2002, is widely recognized as one of the nationâ€™s finest collegiate libraries. Other learning centers include: the Center for Liberal Arts (classrooms), Presser Hall (School of Music), the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art, McPherson Theatre, Stevenson Hall (School of Nursing), Buck Memorial Library (classrooms), Shirk Center (classrooms) and Mark Evans Observatory. Above: State Farm Hall, our second environmentally friendly building, complete with geothermal heating and cooling Below: Presser Hall, School of Music |5 Above: The Mark Evans Observatory houses a 16-inch Cassegrain telescope The College of Liberal Arts Conferring the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees Majors Accounting American Studies Anthropology Art Biology Business Administration • Marketing • Management • General Management Chemistry Classics (Greek and Roman Studies) Computer Science Economics Educational Studies Elementary Education Secondary Education • English Language Arts • Mathematics • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics • Social Science: History • K-12 Foreign Language: French or Spanish English • Literature • Creative Writing & Journalism Environmental Studies • General • Ecology • Environmental Policy • International Environmental Sustainability Financial Services French & Francophone Studies German Studies History International Business International Studies • General • African Studies • Asian Studies • Latin American Studies • Russian & East European Studies • Western European Studies • Development Studies • Diplomatic Studies Mathematics Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Spanish/Hispanic Studies • General • Business • Nursing Theatre Arts Women’s Studies 6| • indicates concentration within the program The School of Theatre Arts 2014 production of The Drowsy Chaperone. The College of Fine Arts Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Forestry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Conferring the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees School of Art Art History Ceramics Drawing Glass Graphic Design Painting Printmaking Photography Sculpture Additional Minors Art History Arts Management Biochemistry Coaching Dance Exercise Science Health Human Services Management Japanese Studies Jazz Studies Physical Education Russian Studies School of Music Classical Guitar Performance Composition Instrumental Performance Music Education Piano Performance Voice School of Theatre Arts Acting Design and Technology Music Theatre The School of Nursing Conferring the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree |7 “ We’ve had great success preparing our students for medical school. In fact, Illinois Wesleyan biology majors are accepted into medical school at a rate near 90 percent, compared to a national average of about 50 percent. And, our science students pursuing Ph.D.s typically have multiple offers from top graduate and research programs.” Given Harper Professor of Biology, avian ecologist, environmentalist and researcher Why the Liberal Arts? Illinois Wesleyan graduates are employed at significantly higher rates than the typical college grad within six months of graduation. Why is that? Our liberal arts and sciences curriculum provides the skills and attributes employers want. In a recent national survey, 89 percent of employers said they wanted more emphasis on “the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing,” 81 percent asked for better “critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills” and 70 percent were looking for “the ability to innovate and be creative.” Illinois Wesleyan’s liberal arts curriculum is designed to provide precisely these skills. 8| The liberal arts and sciences that are part of every student’s education at Illinois Wesleyan range from literature and the natural sciences, to the foreign languages and social sciences, to history and cultures. This liberal arts core will help you to discover how coursework outside your major can help you think about the complex problems and issues you’ll face in life and in your career. This is why more than 90 percent of our graduates are employed full-time or are pursuing graduate or professional education within six months and experience long-term career and life success. • Extensive Resources — Students have access to over 70 specialized academic search engines and more than 58,000 journal titles, as well as an THE AM E S LIBRARY At right are just a few reasons why Illinois Wesleyan’s Ames Library is considered one of the best in the nation. online research guide specific to every academic major at Illinois Wesleyan. • Global Access — The library connects students to extensive interlibrary loan services around the world. Any item not available on campus can be borrowed from another university at no charge. Research, Internships, Community Service At Illinois Wesleyan your learning will take place inside and outside the classroom. Illinois Wesleyan students actively collaborate with faculty on research projects, present their own original research at the annual John Wesley Powell Research Conference, pursue internships with major corporations and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in community service through the Action Research Center, Habitat for Humanity, Greek organizations and with local social service agencies. • Personalized Research Assistance — Highly qualified library faculty offer one-on-one research assistance, in-class teaching and an online presence (IM, text and email) to support students any time they are conducting research. • Exceptional Environment — Wireless study and learning spaces include rooms for group study as well as quiet areas for study, research, writing or simply reading for pleasure. • Access to Technology — Students can check out laptops for use in the library, as well as Kindles, digital cameras and video equipment. |9 “ Pembroke College — Oxford, England Preparing students for the world beyond campus is a key part of the Illinois Wesleyan experience. We offer a wide range of opportunities 4-4-1 Academic Calendar Another distinctive feature of Illinois Wesleyan is our 4-4-1 academic year — two four-month (15-week) semesters and one optional May Term session. to study abroad in countries such as England, Spain, Australia and China; to study off-campus in major U.S. cities such as Chicago, New York and Washington; and to compete successfully for prestigious national internships with major corporations, not-for-profits and government agencies. Illinois Wesleyan graduates are extremely well-prepared to live and work in a global society.” May Term In May Term, students are immersed in a single subject, and courses often feature curricular experimentation, nontraditional or interdisciplinary approaches, and close student-faculty collaboration. During this month-long session, students can take a class on campus, participate in an internship, collaborate with faculty on a research project or take a travel study class. Study Abroad As part of an increasingly global society, Illinois Wesleyan encourages its students to engage in study abroad opportunities. The University has its own programs led by Illinois Wesleyan faculty in London and Barcelona, or students can consider the exceptional experience of studying at Oxford University or any of the 300 program opportunities in 70 countries across the globe provided by partner organizations and universities. 10 | Karla Carney-Hall Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students | 11 STUDENT LIFE With classmates from across the nation and around the globe, Illinois Wesleyan is a place to grow as a person as well as a student. With 185 student organizations that range from student government and intramural sports, to social fraternities and sororities, to service clubs and campus media, thereâ€™s something for everyone. Watch a campus life video on your smartphone by scanning this QR code. To get a QR code reader/scanner for your smartphone, go to www.mobile-barcodes.com/ qr-code-software Get Involved Right Away! At the very beginning of every school year, youâ€™ll meet tons of new friends at Titan Carnival and Quad Day, as well as learn about or join any of our more than 185 registered student organizations at the RSO Fair. 12 | Recreation Staying active is one thing that brings many students together on campus, whether it’s a game of pick-up basketball, a fitness class or an athletic event. The heart of Illinois Wesleyan recreation is the $15 million Shirk Athletic and Recreation Center. This two-level, 135,344-square foot complex is home to Titan athletic teams and a wide range of student recreation facilities and programs. The Shirk Center houses four multi-use courts for tennis, volleyball, basketball and other sports, as well as racquetball courts, a 200-meter track, an extensive training room, Fort Natatorium, a wellness center, classrooms and other facilities. A $6.5 million, two-story addition will be complete in fall 2015. Intramural and Club Sports Illinois Wesleyan offers a wide range of intramural sports and clubs: badminton, basketball, cycling club, equestrian club, flag football, floor hockey, golf, karate club, racquetball, rock climbing club, running, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate frisbee club, volleyball, club volleyball, wallyball and women’s water polo. | 13 Living Options Illinois Wesleyan offers more than 25 options for campus living, from traditional residence halls to converted mansions to fraternity and sorority houses and new student apartments, meaning there’s a wide range of living choices for students. There are four residence halls designated for first-year students — Dolan, Ferguson, Gulick and Munsell. Each hall is coed and accommodates between 125 and 200 students in double-occupancy rooms, with a limited Above: The Gates at Wesleyan student apartments for upper division students. Top: Harriett Fuller Rust House features suites and two-story townhouses. number of single-occupancy rooms available. There are both formal and informal lounges, computer rooms, recreation rooms, free laundry and other amenities in each residence hall. All rooms are air-conditioned and include cable television hook-up and wireless Internet connection. 100% wireless lllinois Wesleyan’s campus has wireless Internet connectivity in all classroom buildings, living units, the Eckley Quadrangle, The Ames Library and other areas of campus. 14 | Two great Bloomington-Normal The twin cities are home to four colleges and universities with a total enrollment of 28,000. Not only is BloomingtonNormal a great college town, but it was ranked 15th on The Atlantic magazine’s listing of the best American cities and job markets for college graduates. The twin cities offer much more than typical college towns, including the U.S. Cellular Coliseum with its big name concerts and hockey and arena football teams. Downtown Bloomington and Uptown Normal offer dining, enter tainment, shopping and much more. With a population of 125,000, the twin cities are located midway between Chicago and St. Louis. college towns #15 #1 Best cities for singles # 2 Top places to find a job # 15 Top cities for recent college graduates # 17 Geekiest city (availabilty of jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics) # 28 Best small places for business and careers Best college town with under 250,000 residents (American Institute for Economic Research, 2010) (Kiplinger, 2013) (Beyond.com, 2013) (The Atlantic, 2011) (Forbes, 2011) (Forbes, 2012) Top 100 Best communities for young people (The America’s Promise Alliance and ING, 2011) Campus Dining No matter where you live you can connect with friends and classmates over a meal at the Bertholf Dining Commons, the Memorial Center’s food court known as the Dugout, or the Hansen Student Center’s Tommy’s Grill and Hattie’s Café. Dining meal plans come in variations to fit any appetite and can be used at any of the campus dining locations. Menus change daily and include everything from simple breakfasts and Sunday brunch, to burgers and fries and your favorite subs, to traditional dinner items and international favorites, including vegetarian and gluten-free selections. | 15 registered student organizations 185 From student government and community service, A Partial Listing of to campus media and club sports, to fraternities and sororities, campus life is rich and varied. CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS • Phi Eta Sigma (first year coed) • Phi Gamma Nu (business) • Phi Kappa Phi • Pi Delta Phi (French language) • Pi Kappa Lambda (music) • Psi Chi (psychology) • Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic studies) • Sigma Tau Delta (English) • Sigma Theta Tau (nursing) • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Academic Honor Societies • Beta Beta Beta (biology) • Delta Omicron (music) • Delta Phi Alpha (German) • Eta Sigma Phi (classical studies) • Gamma Upsilon (publications) • Kappa Delta Pi (education) • Lambda Alpha (anthropology) • Omicron Delta Epsilon Fraternity and Sorority Life • Interfraternity Council • Panhellenic Council National Fraternities • Acacia • Phi Gamma Delta • Sigma Chi • Tau Kappa Epsilon • Theta Chi National Sororities • Alpha Gamma Delta • Kappa Delta • Kappa Kappa Gamma • Sigma Kappa (economics) • Phi Alpha Theta (history) • Phi Beta Kappa Media • The Argus — newspaper • WESN — radio • Titan TV • Tributaries — student poetry and fiction publication (computing sciences) Activism • Amnesty International • College Democrats • College Republicans • Model United Nations • Rock the Vote • Sierra Student Coalition Religious • Atheist, Agnostic, and • Hillel • Intervarsity Christian Non-Religious Group • DRL (Death, Resurrection, Campus Oriented • Student Senate (encompasses • Residence Hall Association numerous executive positions and committees) (each residence hall has its own governing council) Life) • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Hindu Student Association Fellowship • Muslim Student Association • Titan Catholic • Titan Christian Fellowship Cultural Awareness • Black Student Union • Foreign language clubs • International Society of • IWU Pride Alliance • South Asian Student Association • Spanish and Latino Student Service • Action Research Center • Ambassador Club • Alpha Phi Omega • Best Buddies • Circle K International • Habitat for Humanity • Student Alumni Council Illinois Wesleyan 16 | Association “Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” Minor Myers, jr., president of Illinois Wesleyan University (1989-2003) Action Research Center Students earn academic credit for work with not-for-profit organizations, allowing them to connect to their community in meaningful ways that create impactful change, and to address pressing social justice issues. A Diverse and Inclusive Environment Since our founding in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan has been committed to diversity. We’ve always believed in the importance of exposing students to a variety of worldviews and diverse perspectives, which is why Illinois Wesleyan was one of the first universities in the nation to require courses in Global Diversity and U.S. Diversity as part of our General Education requirements for all students. Studies show that engaging with diversity both inside and outside the classroom helps prepare students for future career success in an increasingly global society, promotes creative thinking and enhances social development. Diversity in all its forms is at the very core of the liberal arts education offered at IWU. Center for Human Rights and Social Justice Students have unique opportunities to become involved in human rights and social justice initiatives, such as the Peace Fellows Program, the Scholars at Risk Advocacy Seminar, the Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop and the Unraveling Inequality Course Cluster. | 17 TITANS Winning on and off the field The Illinois Wesleyan Titans have a long winning tradition, both on and off the athletic field. More than 400 Illinois Wesleyan students take part in our intercollegiate athletics, competing on 22 varsity teams — 11 men’s and 11 women’s. 18 | Titan teams have won six NCAA Division III national championships, including men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and indoor and outdoor track. In addition, the Titans have had 41 NCAA top-10 team finishes and hold 132 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships. Men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are the newest additions to Titan athletics: the men’s team played their inaugural season in the spring of 2014 and the women’s team will take the field in 2015. The Titan lacrosse teams will compete in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference and Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference, which are made up of 11 NCAA Division III colleges and universities from Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. While NCAA and conference championships are important, Illinois Wesleyan is most proud that it ranks 15th among colleges across all NCAA divisions for Academic All-Americans with 116. This places us in the company of such elite institutions as Notre Dame, Stanford and MIT. The Titan athletic facilities are second to none and include the Tucci football stadium, with its new synthetic turf; Shirk Center Arena and indoor track; Jack Horenberger Baseball Field; Titan softball field; Neis Soccer Field; and Beadles-Morse Tennis Courts. Titan men’s and women’s golf teams practice and play at three top local facilities — Prairie Vista Golf Club, Ironwood Golf Club and The Den at Fox Creek, an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. | 19 Men’s Varsity Sports • Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Football • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Swimming & Diving • Tennis • Track (Indoor/Outdoor) Women’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Softball • Swimming & Diving • Tennis • Track (Indoor/Outdoor) • Volleyball “Every day I look back at what I learned here — whether it was about creativity or taking risks — those kinds of things serve me every single day and I’m really happy and proud that I have the foundation I developed at Illinois Wesleyan.” Bill Damaschke ’85 Chief creative officer, DreamWorks Animation SKG “When I came to Illinois Wesleyan, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. It was a place where I could challenge myself and do things other than what I knew, which is the hallmark of a liberal arts education. Attending Illinois Wesleyan is a phenomenal experience, and I want students, now and in the future, to have the same experience I had.” Sundeep Mullangi ’97, Managing director, PPM America Investment Management “It was through Professor McElroy that I even discovered design magazines like PRINT, which she made available to us for inspiration, and she also brought in people to look over our portfolios and encouraged us to explore different design paths within graphic design.” Maria Gonzalez ’08 Senior art director, Arc Worldwide Advertising Chicago “Football is my passion but it’s not my main passion. My main passion is solving problems and developing systems, and that was nurtured here at Illinois Wesleyan. My IT computer science training at Illinois Wesleyan did not just qualify me to walk into a job and say, ‘Okay, I can program in this language that you need. Hire me.’ But it taught me how to think and how to go and how to build and how to do. It set me up for a whole career here, and I’m not just pigeonholed into some kind of one-tier track. It’s a whole broad horizon.” Karl Pierburg ’98 Senior Director of Football Systems, Atlanta Falcons “It was Professor David Nott who first told me I might have what it takes to become a professional performer. … I just can’t say enough about what that meant to me and how truly wonderful and supportive the faculty were and continue to be to this day.” Dawn Upshaw ‘82 Five-time Grammy Award-winning Soprano 20 | “ I think about Illinois Wesleyan all the time. A liberal arts education has such value, even just for the philosophy itself. … Your college education is the springboard to your future.” Ann Stroink ’76 Neurosurgeon, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center; the first woman to train in general neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic ALUMNI SUCCESS Across the nation and around the world Illinois Wesleyan’s more than 20,000 graduates have gone on to prestigious graduate and professional schools and have distinguished themselves in a wide variety of fields, including medicine, law, business, higher education, the arts, government and more. You’ll find recent graduates attending law school at Yale, doing graduate work in economics at Columbia, in medical school at Johns Hopkins University, beginning careers with the FBI, on Wall Street, as teachers, nurses, in Chicago, Hollywood, Broadway, Beijing, London and around the world. Illinois Wesleyan graduates live and work in all 50 states and 52 countries across the globe. Importantly, they are not just successful in their careers, they are also engaged and contributing to their communities and professions. 50 states and 52 countries With alumni living across the country and around the world, your Illinois Wesleyan connection can stretch far beyond campus and last a lifetime. | 21 ADM ISSIONS Visiting Campus Getting answers and assistance 9 22 | There’s no better way to find out if Illinois Wesleyan is the place for you than to visit the campus. The Admissions Office is waiting to hear from you so that we can help answer your questions and plan your visit. Until then, visit us on the Web at iwu.edu/admissions. The Admissions Office is located in the LEED®-certified Minor in 10 students Last year 90 percent of first-year students came back for their sophomore year, and 92 percent of graduating seniors completed their degree in four years, both significantly higher percentages than the national average. Myers, jr. Welcome Center (pictured above) on the corners of Park Street and University Avenue. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (closed for lunch from noon – 1:00 pm), and we offer group presentations on Saturday mornings. To schedule your visit, call us at 800-332-2498 or complete our online visit form at iwu.edu/admissions. Apply To make it easy for all students to consider Illinois Wesleyan, there is no fee to apply. We encourage you to apply online by going to either: • iwu.edu/admissions • commonapp.org Admission Criteria The University is composed of a College of Liberal Arts, a College of Fine Arts (Schools of Art, Music and Theatre Arts) and a School of Nursing, and each has its own emphasis. Different strengths and abilities are considered in reviewing candidates’ credentials for admission. What’s Important? • Strong college preparatory curriculum • High school grade point average • ACT or SAT scores • Teacher/counselor recommendation • Personal statement/essay • Student activities • Campus visit — strongly recommended • Fine arts majors are required to audition or present a portfolio | 23 Watch a two-minute video about the Explore Wesleyan experience on your smartphone by scanning this QR code. To get a QR code reader/scanner for your smartphone, go to www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-software Value and Affordability Kiplinger’s Personal Finance continues to list Illinois Wesleyan as one of the nation’s “Best Values” among liberal arts colleges. With more than $34 million in need-based aid and merit scholarships available, plus federal and state aid programs, pursuing an Illinois Wesleyan education is possible for families from a broad range of circumstances. Academic and Talent Scholarships • Merit-based scholarships are based primarily on the overall academic profile of the student. They range in value from $2,500 to $20,000 and are four-year renewable awards. • Talent-based scholarships are based on audition or portfolio review results in music, theatre or art. They range in value from $2,500 to $20,000 and are four-year renewable awards. • The Jennings Scholarships for non-music majors are awarded based on audition results. They are $1,000 renewable annual awards that also include private weekly lessons. • The Theatre Technology Scholarships for non-theatre majors and minors are awarded through competitive portfolio reviews. They are $1,000 renewable annual awards. • International student scholarships range from $2,500 to $20,000 and are four-year renewable awards. Need-Based Assistance Making your educational experience affordable is a priority for the University. We enroll students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and encourage you to consider the exceptional opportunities at Illinois Wesleyan. Need-based grant support from Illinois Wesleyan is awarded on the basis of financial need. To qualify for institutional assistance, students need to complete the following application forms each year on or before the February 15 preferential filing date: • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) • IWU Financial Aid Application or CSS PROFILE 9 24 | in 10 students Last year 91 percent of Illinois Wesleyan students received scholarships or needbased assistance made possible by the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. For More Information For more information on financial assistance, please call the Admissions Office at 800-332-2498 or visit the Financial Aid Office website at iwu.edu/finaid. | 25 Illinois Wesleyan is located in Bloomington-Normal, within two and a half hours of Chicago and St. Louis. The Bloomington airport, ten minutes from campus, provides direct jet access to America’s major hubs. IWU CALENDAR Fall Semester, 2014 First day of classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 25 Faculty Open House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 13 Faculty Open House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 8 Early Action application deadline. . . . . . . . Nov. 15 Last day of classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 5 Winter break begins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 12 by the numbers 1,900 undergraduates from 33 states and 23 countries 183 outstanding faculty and no graduate teaching assistants 17 average class size and 11 to 1 student-faculty ratio 80 majors, minors and pre-professional programs 4-4-1 academic calendar with optional May Term 40 School of Music practice rooms and 90 pianos in the School of Music 3 theatres and 2 art galleries 22 men’s and women’s varsity sports with over 400 varsity athletes 116 Academic All-Americans (15th among all NCAA schools) 6 NCAA national titles (5 since 2008) 50 states where you will find Illinois Wesleyan alumni living and working, along with 52 countries around the world 140 students presented at the 2014 John Wesley Powell Research Conference 37 scholars have attended Pembroke College at Oxford University (since 1997) 514 student internships in 2013-14 60th nationally in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance best value rankings Spring Semester, 2015 First day of classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 7 Regular Decision application deadline . . . . . Feb. 15 Financial aid application deadline. . . . . . . . Feb. 15 Faculty Open House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 21 Spring break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 9–13 Last day of classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 21 Decision deadline for admitted seniors. . . . . May 1 Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3 May Term, 2015 (Optional) Classes begin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 6 Final exam day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 29 CONTACT IWU If you have further questions or want to arrange a visit, please contact: Statements of Accreditation and Non-discrimination Illinois Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 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