Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

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Undergrad Transfer Business Education

Tuition & Fees

$11,666

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,379
Declined 3,772
Total Received 9,151
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Public

6,754

undergraduate students

1,540

graduate students

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1,050-acre campus in Macomb (population: 17,559), 70 miles from Peoria; branch campus in Moline. Bus and train serve campus; major airport serves Peoria. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Quad Cities; Peoria, IL; Springfield, IL
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL
61455

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Black Student Association
  • University Union Board
  • Western's All Volunteer Effort (WAVE)
  • Inter Hall Council

Top Events

  • Family Weekend
  • Homecoming
  • Rocky After Dark/First Night
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
69%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
45%
400-499
38%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
44%
400-499
40%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
17%
18-23
58%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.31

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,379
Declined 3,772
Total Received 9,151

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

level of applicant's interest
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, baseball, bowling, canoeing/kayaking, cricket, disc golf, diving, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, football, handball, ice hockey, karate, lacrosse, martial arts, paintball, roller hockey, rugby, running, soccer, strength competition, scuba diving, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, dance, disc golf, diving, equestrian sports, fencing, fitness, in-line skating, karate, lacrosse, martial arts, rugby, running, scuba diving, soccer, softball, strength competition, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agriculture, General
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fire Services Administration
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Technology
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,294

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

6,754
students

Female
52%
3,492

Male
48%
3,262

19%

1,540
students

Female
57%
872

Male
43%
668

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

5,949
students

Female
53%
3,100

Male
47%
2,849

12%

805
students

Female
49%
392

Male
51%
413

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 65%
Student 4 year graduation rate 28%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
21%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

770

Transfer students enrolled

9%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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