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FIND & PURSUE your passions


What’s Your Passion? 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?

2,015 undergraduates

Illinois Wesleyan’s 2,015 students, all undergraduates, come from

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

30 states and 24 countries around

that includes a broad range of organizations, athletics and

the world.

activities that are comparable with those found at larger schools. This combination of strong academics, undergraduate focus,

Left: Presser Hall, School of Music

personal attention and great campus life sets Wesleyan apart. |1


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.

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. For over 160 years, an Illinois Wesleyan education has focused on serving undergraduate students and delivering on our motto of Scientia et Sapientia — ​ knowledge and wisdom. That means at Wesleyan we want you to get more from your education than facts and figures. We want you to learn how to think critically and creatively, so you can apply that knowledge to succeed in all aspects of your life.


Above: Center for Natural Science

Our broad academic program, with its liberal arts core and   study abroad and internship opportunities, prepares Wesleyan students not just to succeed upon graduation, but to successfully adapt to the

Many Options

changes that they will face over the course

We offer more than 80 majors, minors and programs

of their careers and throughout their lives.”

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, Wesleyan is the place for you.

Jonathan Green Provost and Dean of Faculty Professor of Music

Another important difference between Illinois Wesleyan


and many small schools is our unique combination of

areas of study

traditional liberal arts and sciences with strong professional

Our 80 areas of study range from English and

programs in fields such as business, music, theatre and

psychology to biology and business to political

nursing. And, our exceptional pre-professional programs

science and environmental studies to the fine arts

will prepare you for graduate and professional study in

and nursing. We’re also known for our strong

medicine, law, dentistry, engineering, veterinary science, forestry and environmental management, physical therapy

pre-professional programs in pre-medicine, pre-law, pre-engineering and more.

and occupational therapy. |3

 Critical thinking is key to problem-solving. It comprises a skill set that grows from the student’s mastery of literacy. By teaching closely, face-to-face, our goal is to help students to become the best and most proactive thinkers and leaders, and that is ultimately in the interest of making civilization better.”

Robert Bray (left) R. Forrest Colwell Professor of English Lincoln scholar, researcher and author


Outstanding Faculty With faculty trained at institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, the University of Chicago and Oxford, along with an average class size of 17 students, you’ll get personal attention from

outstanding faculty

exceptional professors, not graduate students. Our small

Many of Illinois Wesleyan’s 184 teaching

classes make it easier to get the individual attention you may

faculty are nationally regarded researchers

want or need from your professors, unlike classes taught in

and scholars, and all are outstanding

large lecture halls with hundreds of students. This is just one

educators interested in your success.

of the reasons why Illinois Wesleyan competes with the best schools in the nation for top students.


First-Class Facilities Our teaching, research and performance facilities are a mix of the

Above: State Farm Hall, our second environmentally friendly building, complete with geothermal heating and cooling Below: Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art

modern and traditional, but all are up-to-date learning environments. For example, our newest classroom building, the environmentally friendly State Farm Hall, 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 nation’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), Shaw Hall (classrooms), Shirk Center (classrooms) and Mark Evans Observatory. |5

Above: The Mark Evans Observatory houses a 16-inch The Merwin Gallery at the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art

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 • Finance • Management • Marketing 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

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 Risk Management (Insurance) Sociology Spanish/Hispanic Studies • General • Business • Nursing Theatre Arts Women’s Studies

• indicates concentration within the program

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

Additional Minors Art History Arts Management Biochemistry Coaching Cognitive Science Dance Exercise Science

Health Human Services Management Informatics Japanese Studies Jazz Studies Physical Education Russian Studies

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

School of Music Classical Guitar Performance Composition Instrumental Performance

Music Education Piano Performance Voice

School of Theatre Arts Acting

Design 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

Why the Liberal Arts? Research shows that employers are looking for the kind of graduates who can think critically, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, adapt to change easily and solve complex problems. These are all characteristics of the liberal arts education you’ll receive at Illinois Wesleyan. If your goal is graduate or professional school, you should know that the highest placement rates to medical, law and other graduate

accepted into medical school at a rate

and professional schools are consistently found at liberal arts

near 90 percent, compared to a national

institutions such as Illinois Wesleyan.

average of about 50 percent. And, our

The liberal arts and sciences that are part of every student’s education at Illinois Wesleyan range from literature and the

science students pursuing Ph.D.s typically

natural sciences, to the foreign languages and social sciences,

have multiple offers from top graduate

to history and cultures. This liberal arts core will help you to

and research programs.”

discover how coursework outside your major can help you think about the complex problems and issues you’ll face in

Given Harper

life and in your career. This is why more than 90 percent of

Professor of Biology

our graduates are employed full time or are pursuing gradu-

avian ecologist, environmentalist and researcher

ate or professional education within six months and experience long-term career and life success.


• Extensive Resources — Students have access to

THE AM ES LIBRARY At right are just a few reasons why Illinois Wesleyan’s Ames Library is considered one of the best in the nation.

over 70 specialized academic search engines and more than 58,000 journal titles, as well as an online research guide specific to every academic major at IWU. • Global Access — The library connects students to extensive interlibrary loan services around the world. Any item not available on campus can be

Research, Internships, Community Service

borrowed from another university at no charge. • Personalized Research Assistance — Highly qualified library faculty offer one-on-one research

At Illinois Wesleyan your learning will take place

assistance, in-class teaching and an online presence

inside and outside the classroom. Wesleyan students

(IM, text and email) to support students any time

actively collaborate with faculty on research projects,

they are conducting research.

present their own original research at the annual

• Exceptional Environment — Wireless study and

John Wesley Powell Research Conference, pursue

learning spaces include rooms for group study,

internships with major corporations and not-for-

as well as quiet areas for study, research, writing

profit organizations, and engage in community

or simply reading for pleasure.

service through the Action Research Center, Habitat

• Access to Technology — Students can check out

for Humanity, Greek organizations and with local

laptops for use in the library, as well as Kindles,

social service agencies.

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.

4-4-1 Academic Calendar

We offer a wide range of opportunities

Another distinctive feature of Illinois Wesleyan is our 4-4-1

to study abroad in countries such as

academic year — two four-month (15-week) semesters and one

England, Spain, Australia and China;

optional May Term session.

to study off-campus in major U.S.

May Term

cities such as Chicago, New York

In May Term, students are immersed in a single subject, and

and Washington; and to compete

courses often offer curricular experimentation, nontraditional or interdisciplinary approaches, and close student-faculty

successfully for prestigious national

collaboration. For May Term, students can elect to take a

internships with major corporations,

class on campus, participate in an internship, collaborate with

not-for-profits and government

faculty on a research project or take a travel study class.

agencies. Illinois Wesleyan graduates

Study Abroad

are extremely well-prepared to live

As part of an increasingly global society, Illinois Wesleyan

and work in a global society.”

encourages its students to engage in study abroad opportunities. The University has its own programs led by Wesleyan faculty in London and Barcelona. Students can consider the exceptional experience of studying at Oxford University or any of the

Karla Carney-Hall Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

300 program opportunities in 70 countries across the globe provided by partner organizations and universities. 10 |

Right: Hansen Student Center

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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, there’s sure to be something for everyone.


lllinois Wesleyan’s campus has wireless Internet connectivity in all classroom buildings, living

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What happens after class

Watch a campus life video on your smartphone by scanning this QR code.

units, the Eckley Quadrangle, The Ames

To get a QR code reader/scanner for your smartphone, go to

Library and other areas of campus.

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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 co-ed and accommodates between 125 and 200 students in double-occupancy rooms, with a limited Above: The Gates at Wesleyan student

number of single-occupancy rooms available. There are both formal and

apartments for upper division students.

informal lounges, computer rooms, recreation rooms, free laundry and

Below: Harriett Fuller Rust House features

other amenities in each residence hall. All rooms are air-conditioned

suites and two-story townhouses.

and include cable television hook-up, wireless Internet connection and telephone access.

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college towns #15

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 15 on The th

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

Best college town with under 250,000 residents (American Institute for Economic Research, 2010)

#1 Best cities for singles

(Kiplinger, 2013)

# 2 Top places to find a job

# 11 Fastest-growing cities

# 15 Top cities for recent college graduates

# 17 Geekiest city (availabilty of jobs in science,

(, 2013) (, 2013) (The Atlantic, 2011)

technology, engineering and mathematics)

professional hockey and arena football teams. Downtown Bloomington and Uptown Normal offer dining, enter­

tainment, shopping and much, much more. With a

Top 100 Best communities for young people

population of 125,000, the twin-cities are located midway

# 28 Best small places for business and careers

(Forbes, 2011) (Forbes, 2012)

(The America’s Promise Alliance and ING, 2011)

between Chicago and St. Louis.

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 just about 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

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.

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. 16 |


registered student organizations

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.


Academic Honor Societies

Fraternity and Sorority Life

• Beta Beta Beta (biology)

• Phi Eta Sigma (first-year co-ed)

• Interfraternity Council

• Delta Omicron (music)

• Phi Gamma Nu (business)

• Delta Phi Alpha (German)

• Phi Kappa Phi

• Eta Sigma Phi (classical studies)

• Pi Delta Phi (French language)

• Gamma Upsilon (publications)

• Pi Kappa Lambda (music)

• Kappa Delta Pi (education)

• Psi Chi (psychology)

• Lambda Alpha (anthropology)

• Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic studies)

• Omicron Delta Epsilon

• Sigma Tau Delta (English)

(economics) • Phi Alpha Theta (history) • Phi Beta Kappa

• Sigma Theta Tau (nursing)


• Upsilon Pi Epsilon

• The Argus — newspaper

(computing sciences)

National Fraternities

• Alpha Gamma Delta

• Phi Gamma Delta

• Kappa Delta

• Sigma Chi

• Kappa Kappa Gamma

• Tau Kappa Epsilon

• Sigma Kappa

• Theta Chi

• Titan TV

• Tributaries — student poetry and fiction publication

• Amnesty International

• Model United Nations


• College Democrats

• Rock the Vote

• Atheist, Agnostic, and

• College Republicans

• Sierra Student Coalition

Non-Religious Group • DRL (Death, Resurrection,

Campus Oriented • Residence Hall Association

(encompasses numerous executive (each residence hall has its own positions and committees) governing council)

Cultural Awareness

Life) • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Hindu Student Association

• Hillel • Intervarsity Christian

Fellowship • Muslim Student Association • Titan Catholic • Titan Christian Fellowship


• Black Student Union

• IWU Pride Alliance

• Foreign language clubs

• South Asian Student Association

• International Society of

• Spanish and Latino Student

Illinois Wesleyan

National Sororities

• Acacia

• WESN — radio


• Student Senate

• Panhellenic Council


• Action Research Center

• Circle K International

• Ambassador Club

• Habitat for Humanity

• Alpha Phi Omega

• Student Alumni Council

• Best Buddies | 17


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 Wesleyan students take part in our intercollegiate athletics, competing on 22 varsity teams — 11 men’s and 11 women’s.

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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 31 NCAA top-10 team finishes and hold 127 College Conference of Illinois Championships. Men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will take the field beginning in the spring of 2014 for the men’s team and the following spring for the women’s. 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 conference championships are important, Illinois Wesleyan is most proud that it ranks 12th among all schools in NCAA divisions for Academic All-Americans with 115. 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.

Men’s Varsity Sports • Baseball

• Lacrosse

• Basketball

• Soccer

• Cross Country

• Swimming & Diving

• Football

• Tennis

• Golf

• Track (Indoor/Outdoor)

Women’s Varsity Sports • Basketball

• Softball

• Cross Country

• Swimming & Diving

• Golf

• Tennis

• Lacrosse

• Track (Indoor/Outdoor)

• Soccer

• Volleyball | 19

“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

“My favorite class was Portfolio Management, taught by Dr. Elisabeta Pena. We managed a real portfolio, with the proceeds going to the general scholarship fund. It was exciting to know it was not a simulation. I was investing real money!”

Marcus Dunlop ’08 Hedge fund analyst, HG Vora Capital Management

“I loved Robert Donaldson’s music history class at Wesleyan because he really gave us the opportunity to write. I remember putting a lot into a paper I did on Mozart and Don Giovanni.”

Demetria Kalodimos ’81 Peabody Award-winning broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker

“Professor Vayo was always incredibly generous and supportive. He emphasized that if you’re to succeed in any field you need to have a strong grounding in the fundamentals.”

Sung Jin Hong ’97 Artistic director and conductor, New York City’s One World Symphony

“I was looking for a school that provided that rare balance of outstanding academic preparation and a true liberal arts education in an environment that still lets you enjoy the college experience. Illinois Wesleyan provided all of this in a setting that was personal and caring.”

Stephen Ondra ’80 Senior vice president and chief medical officer of Health Care Service Corp., the nation’s fourth largest health insurer; former White House senior health care advisor

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 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


Succeeding 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.

states and 52 countries With alumni living in all 50 states and 52 countries, your Illinois Wesleyan connection can stretch far beyond campus and last a lifetime.

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.

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Getting answers and assistance

Visiting Campus


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 The Admissions Office is located in the LEED®-certified Minor

in 10 students Last year 90 percent of Illinois Wesleyan first-year students came back for their sophomore year, and 92 percent of graduating seniors completed their degree in four years.

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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). To schedule your visit, call us at 800-332-2498 or complete our online visit form at

Apply There is no application fee for Illinois Wesleyan. We encourage you to apply online by going to either: • •

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

Watch a two-minute video about

• Student activities

the Wesleyan experience on your

• Campus visit — strongly recommended • Fine arts majors are required to audition or present a portfolio

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Value and Affordability Kiplinger’s Personal Finance continues to list Illinois Wesleyan among the nation’s “Best Values” of liberal arts colleges. With more than $33 million in need-based aid and merit scholarships, 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 education experience affordable is a priority for the University. We enroll students from all socio-economic 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 March 1 preferential filing date. • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

in 10 students Last year 91 percent of Illinois Wesleyan

For More Information

students received scholarships or need-

For more information on financial assistance, please call the

based assistance made possible by the

Admissions Office at 800-332-2498 or visit the Financial Aid Office

generosity of alumni and friends of the 24 |

• IWU Financial Aid Application or CSS PROFILE


website at

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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, 2013 First day of classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 26 Faculty Open House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 14 Faculty Open House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 9 Early Action application deadline . . . . . . . . Nov. 15 Last day of classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 6 Winter break begins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 13

Spring Semester, 2014 First day of classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 8 Regular Decision application deadline . . . . . Feb. 15 Faculty Open House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 22 Financial aid application deadline. . . . . . .March 1 Spring break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 10–14 Last day of classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 22 Decision deadline for admitted seniors. . . . . May 1 Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4

May Term, 2014 (Optional) Class begins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 7 Final exam day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 30

by the numbers 2,015 undergraduates from 30 states and 24 countries 184 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 115 Academic All-Americans (12th among all NCAA schools) 6 NCAA national titles (5 since 2008) 2 students have discovered a new species ( Milnesium and Chimaera panthera ) 3 IWU graduates awarded a Fulbright grant in 2011 37 scholars have attended Pembroke College at Oxford University (since 1997) 481 student internships in 2012-13 56th nationally in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance best value rankings

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. Illinois Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, disability, or national origin in its admissions policies, educational programs and activities, or employment policies. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy should be directed to the Office of the President, Illinois Wesleyan University, P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900. Illinois Wesleyan expressly recognizes the requirements of Title IX legislation. Title IX complaints should be reported to the University’s Title IX coordinator, who is the Associate Provost (211 Holmes Hall, (309) 556-3255). Illinois Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. The Vice President for Business and Finance, the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, and the Associate Provost are designated by the University to coordinate all efforts to comply with Section 504 and its implementing regulation 34 C.F.R. Part 104 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. All questions should be directed to the University compliance coordinators indicated above.

Tony Bankston Dean of Admissions Illinois Wesleyan University 1211 Park Street Bloomington, Illinois 61701 email: 309-556-3031

Chris Kawakita Director of International Admissions Illinois Wesleyan University 1211 Park Street Bloomington, Illinois 61701, USA email:

800-332-2498 (in the USA only)

fax: 309-556-3820

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