ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

United States, Illinois

Illinois Wesleyan University was established in the year 1850 and was sponsored by the United Methodist Church. This private liberal arts college in Bloomington, Illinois offers an extensive learning environment with personal attention. Home to around 1,900 learners, the institute offers more than 80 majors as well as minors all at the undergraduate level. The two main colleges are the College of Fine Arts as well as the School of Music and Theatre art along with the School of Nursing and the College of Liberal Arts, comprising 17 discrete departments. Approximately half of the learners here are part of a study abroad program, and the university maintains good international connections with institutions in more than 70 countries around the world.

Campus Life

The university is located in an 85-acre suburb, about 140 miles from Chicago, close to two of the best university cities in the United States. There is a lot more to college life than just studying! The campus is always bustling with opportunities for connection, learning, growth and entertainment. Over 200 student organizations, including the Greek Life Hall and E-Sports Club are there to cater to pupil’s interests as well as passion. The campus offers a variety of accommodation options and a range of high-quality facilities, including a 3450-seat gymnasium called Shirk Center, the award-winning Evelyn Chapel and Ames Library with a collection of more than 360,000 volumes.

Noted Alumni

The university has a large network of active-alumni across the world. Some of them are civil rights activist Abraham Akaka, temperance activist Alice Sudduth Byerly, baseball player Alex Cosmidis, actor Frankie Faison, Governor of Wyoming Lester Hunt, composer James Fulkerson, art director Leeya Rose Jackson, author and biologist Sandra Steingraber, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court Robert C. Underwood and many more. Besides, the alumni association here provides services to all previous grads and offers many benefits at no charge.