Illinois Wesleyan is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of about 2,050 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing. The University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.
Illinois Wesleyan's 80-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.
IWU is located in Bloomington, Illinois, a commercial and agricultural center situated halfway between Chicago and St. Louis.