Western Illinois University

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School Overview

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

www.wiu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 10,735

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,816

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,730

Graduate enrollment: 2,440

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

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

Education

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

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

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

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.

Western Illinois University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(309) 295-1414
Website:www.wiu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:wiu.edu/admissions/apply_now/
Address:1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:10,373
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):56%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,035 (68% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$12,655
Out-of-state Tuition:$16,926
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:87%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,809

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Western Illinois University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Western Illinois University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies22
Biological and Biomedical Sciences111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3112
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services31
Education28101
Engineering1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs171
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service131
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities31
Mathematics and Statistics112
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies23
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences52
Psychology12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Social Sciences154
Visual and Performing Arts62
Grand total1576382

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Western Illinois University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education12
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Grand total124

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Western Illinois University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,655
Out-of-state$16,926
Books and supplies$900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,325
Out-of-state$15,209

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,30887%
Grant or scholarship aid1,16077%$8,809
Student loan aid1,05770%$7,584

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,03077%$7,660
Federal student loans6,38070%$7,623

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Western Illinois University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Western Illinois University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,1914,1636,028
Percent admitted100%57%61%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%16%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Western Illinois University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment10,373
Undergraduate enrollment8,543
Graduate enrollment1,830

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Western Illinois University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language Western Illinois University English as a Second Language (WESL) Program)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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