Kiplinger’s ranks Illinois Wesleyan among its best values in the nation’s private liberal arts colleges. We’ve been listed in The Princeton Review’s best colleges every year since its inception in 1989. Compared to national averages, more Illinois Wesleyan graduates finish their degrees on time, begin meaningful careers within six months of graduation and earn significantly higher salaries. In the School of Theatre Arts, you will be valued for who you are. Our low faculty-student ratio ensures hands-on mentoring and the close-knit campus community means you will never feel like “just a number.” Because IWU is strictly an undergraduate institution, you will never be taught by graduate students or compete with them for opportunities. Wesleyan is a no cut program. Once you are a student here, we are committed to your development and success. Located between Chicago and St. Louis, Business Insider ranks Bloomington-Normal a top 10 U.S. college town.