7,599
Students
Financial aid thermometer
12,356
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
59
59%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
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Overview

Western Illinois University is a Comprehensive institution located in Macomb, IL, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 University Circle
Macomb, IL  61455-1390
United States
Contact Phone: 309-298-1414

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,767
Applied
5,857
Accepted
7,599
Enrolled
60%
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Female Admissions

5,630
Females Applied
3,439
Females Accepted
61%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,137
Males Applied
2,418
Males Accepted
58%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.22
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 21 18 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,541
In-state
8,541
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,726
Full-time student fees
9,630
Room & board
5,880
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

12,356
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,592
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,322
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,286
Avg. Loan Aid
3,401
Avg. Grant Aid
9,653
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
62%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
26%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,599
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.99%
Black or African American 21.81%
White or Caucasian 58.97%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 0.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 3.07%
Other 1.74%

Gender

Male (49.39%)
Female (50.61%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 44%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Family Weekend, Homecoming and Rocky After Dark/First Night

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Black Student Association, University Union Board, Western's All Volunteer Effort (WAVE) and Inter Hall Council

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
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Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

608
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 556
Part-time - 52
Male - 333
Female - 275