What will I learn?

Accountants are in demand in many types of organizations. They play a pivotal role in making key decisions for private companies, public accounting firms, government agencies and not-for-profit agencies. The accounting program at Illinois Wesleyan University provides depth of knowledge in accounting that complements the general skills developed by the University-wide liberal arts curriculum. This means that problem-solving, writing, discussion and group presentations play an important part in your major courses; you will come to understand and be able to apply, not just memorize, the principles and ideas you need to know.

Why Accounting at Illinois Wesleyan?

• Illinois Wesleyan accounting graduates have among the highest CPA exam pass rates in the state of Illinois.

• Individuals in most states must complete 150 semester hours of university course work to register for the CPA exam. Most traditional four-year colleges offer only 120-hour programs, which means students may face as much as an extra year of coursework to apply for the exam. At Illinois Wesleyan, through careful planning and by taking advantage of our distinctive May Term, students typically meet the 150-hour requirement in four years with little-to-no overloading.

• Junior accounting majors at IWU may apply for a full-time 10-week internship during their spring semester. Participating students remain on track to graduate in four years and have often secured a job by the end of this program.

• Accounting majors have the highest starting salary of all IWU graduates.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$49,284.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2021


College of Liberal Arts

1312 Park Street,



61701, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students have to complete secondary school/college equivalent to U.S.

English Language Requirements:

Students with a test score of TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5

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