Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

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.

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

Tuition & Fees

$11,666

$11,666

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
34%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
45%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
26%
18-23
46%
12-17
18%
30-36
10%
24-29
22%
18-23
40%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
35%
12-17
33%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,137
Declined + 3,165
Total Received 7,302
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Public

5,958

undergraduate students

1,666

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Law Enforcement/justice Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,624
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  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: 17,559), 70 miles from Peoria; branch campus in Moline. Bus and train serve campus; major airport serves Peoria. Public transportation serves campus.

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
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 19% of male students
 
12 sororities 14% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
34%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
45%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
26%
18-23
46%
12-17
18%
30-36
10%
24-29
22%
18-23
40%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
35%
12-17
33%

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 of some

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,137
Declined + 3,165
Total Received 7,302

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

Douglas Freed
Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Enrollment Services
P: 877 PICK-WIU
F: 309 298-3111
admissions@wiu.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 309 298-2446
F: 309 298-2353
financial-aid@wiu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Teresa Hare
Director of Financial Aid
financial-aid@wiu.edu

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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

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/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, canoeing/kayaking, dance, disc golf, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, handball, pickleball, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Danielle Surprenant (men's)
Interim Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley, Summit League
Mascot
Rocky the Bulldog
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Agriculture
Anthropology
Applied Statistics/Decision Analytics
Art
Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Biology
Broadcasting/Journalism
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
College Student Personnel
Communication
Community/Economic Development
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling
Cyber Security
Dietetics
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
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
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Graphic Communications
Health Sciences
Health Services Management
History
Hospitality Management
Human Resources Management
Information Management
Instructional Design/Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Kinesiology
Law Enforcement/Justice Administration
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Middle Level Education
Museum Studies
Music
Music Theatre
Nursing
Nutrition/Foodservice Management
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public Safety Administration
Quantitative Economics
Reading Education
Recreation/Park/Tourism Administration
School Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sports Management
Supply Chain Management
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Law Enforcement/justice Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,624

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

5,958
students

Female
53%
3,137

Male
47%
2,821

22%

1,666
students

Female
60%
998

Male
40%
668

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

5,151
students

Female
54%
2,743

Male
46%
2,408

14%

807
students

Female
49%
394

Male
51%
413

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 52
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Mark Mossman
Associate Provost & Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
309 298-1066
ma-mossman@wiu.edu

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