Live Play Learn Student Life

Campus Living

We get it. There's a lot more to college life than studying. Whether you're looking to take charge or let loose, our campus is buzzing with opportunities to connect, learn, grow, and have fun.

Countless Connections

Gain confidence, find friends and make lifelong memories in a thriving campus community outside the classroom.

200+
Concerts, comedy acts, fairs
20+
campus living options
  • residence halls
  • greek houses
  • student apartments
33%
of IWU students self-identify as students of color in the class of 2022

Best College Town

#3 Best Small College Town in America (USA Today, 2016)

#10 Top College Town (Business Insider, 2017)

Top 50 College Towns with best music scenes (GoodDeedSeats, 2018)

Be Part of a Winning Team

128 Academic All-Americans

7 NCAA Division III National Championship Winners since 1997

152 conference championships

Clubs, Groups, Troupes

Follow your interests, find friends and learn leadership skills from a choice of 200 student organizations - whether academic, activist, athletic, cultural, government, Greek Life, media, music, spiritual, or volunteer affiliations.

Esports

Value Gamers rated Illinois Wesleyan #5 in the nation for Esports and gaming — because students think we're one of the best schools, period.

Campus Activities Board

Run by students, the Campus Activities Board lets students take the lead in campus-wide programming.

"I saw right away that I was valued as an important member of a group, rather than just an onlooker. It pushed me to pursue opportunities across Wesleyan's campus. I knew at that point that IWU was going to be my place."

Paxton Johnson '18 English Writing Major
Paxton Portrait