Western Illinois University

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Western Illinois University is a public university in Macomb, Illinois. Also known as WIU, the school operates campuses in Macomb and Moline (the Quad Cities campus). WIU was established in 1899 under the name Western Illinois State Normal School, which instructed teachers in training. As the institution grew it became Western Illinois State Teachers College and then Western Illinois State College. The school finally adopted its current name in 1957.

WIU offers a wide array of academic programs, including more than fifty undergraduate programs and more than a dozen pre-professional certification programs. Graduate students can pursue more than forty degree and certification programs. Almost all course are taught by full-time faculty members.

General Information

Admission Office

One University Circle

115 Sherman Hall

Macomb, IL 61455-1390

(309) 298-3157

(877) 742-5948

Fax: (309) 298-3111

Contact: Eric Campbell

Director of Admissions
Main Address

One University Circle

Macomb, IL 61455

(309) 295-1414


Total undergrads: 10,735

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,816

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,730

Graduate enrollment: 2,440


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 68%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agriculture – General B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Musical theater B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Construction Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Instructional Media B
Special Education B

Engineering Technologies

Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Communication Disorders B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Forensic Chemistry B
Forensic Chemistry B
Geology B
Meteorology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Emergency Management B
Emergency Management/Homeland Security B
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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