Tuition & Fees

$11,245

$15,515

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
19%
18-23
51%
12-17
24%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
41%
12-17
33%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
60%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,534
Declined + 4,343
Total Received 10,877
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Public

9,141

undergraduate students

1,953

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Law Enforcement/justice Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Agriculture
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Codes

SAT 1900
ACT 1158

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School Facts

Western Illinois University, founded in 1899, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 1,050-acre residential campus is located in Macomb, 70 miles west of Peoria, IL. The non-residential, metropolitan campus is located in the Quad Cities/Moline, IL.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,094
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Macomb, IL

1,050-acre campus in Macomb (population: 19,265), 70 miles from Peoria; branch campus in Moline. Served by bus and train; major airport serves St. Louis; smaller airport serves Peoria. School operates transportation around campus, to downtown area, and shopping locations. Public transportation serves campus.

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 6% of male students
 
11 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
19%
18-23
51%
12-17
24%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
41%
12-17
33%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
60%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,534
Declined + 4,343
Total Received 10,877

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Andrew Borst
Director of Admissions
P: 877 PICK-WIU
F: 309 298-3111
admissions@wiu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $19,384,456
State $15,023,392
Institutional $6,969,292
Other external $694,445
Total $42,071,585

Non-need-based

Federal $46,382
State $954,979
Institutional $2,401,958
Other external $561,044
Total $3,964,363

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley (Division I, Football I-AA), Summit League (Division I)
Mascot
Rocky the Bulldog
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
African-American Studies
Agriculture
Anthropology
Apparel/Textile Merchandising
Applied Statistics/Decision Analytics
Art
Athletic Training
Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Biology
Broadcasting
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
College Student Personnel
Communication
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Community/Economic Development
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling
Dietetics
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational/Interdisciplinary Studies
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology Leadership
English
Environmental Science Large River Ecosystems
Exercise Science
Finance
Fire Protection Services
Foreign Languages/Cultures
Forensic Chemistry
French Teacher Education
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Graphic Communications
Health Sciences
Health Services Management
History
Hospitality Management
Human Resources Management
Information Management
Instructional Design/Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Law Enforcement/Justice Administration
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Meteorology
Museum Studies
Music
Music Theatre
Network Technologies
Nursing
Nutrition/Foodservice Management
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Reading Education
Recreation/Park/Tourism Administration
Religious Studies
School Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Teacher Education
Special Education
Sports Management
Supply Chain Management
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

82%

9,141
students

Female
50%
4,599

Male
50%
4,542

Graduate

18%

1,953
students

Female
59%
1,157

Male
41%
796

undergraduateFull-time

88%

8,106
students

Female
51%
4,095

Male
49%
4,011

undergraduatePart-time

12%

1,035
students

Female
49%
504

Male
51%
531

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 54
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Megan Bennett
International Admissions Office
309 298-3741
International-ed@wiu.edu

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