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Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agriculture, General Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
Bilingual And Multilingual Education Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering, General Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Engineering Technologies/technicians, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Chemistry, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
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Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, Other Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,603
Applied
5,091
Accepted
5,854
Enrolled
67%
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Female Admissions

4,699
Females Applied
3,211
Females Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,904
Males Applied
1,880
Males Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.49
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 Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 500 450 550
SAT Math 492 430 540
ACT Composite 21 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,238
In-state
9,238
Out-of-state
9,238
In-district
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Fees

4,431
Full-time student fees
10,192
Room & board
6,240
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

14,004
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,660
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,205
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,098
Avg. Loan Aid
4,716
Avg. Grant Aid
11,549
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
70.4%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
30%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,854
Total Undergrad students
12%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (45.13%)
Female (54.87%)

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 72%

Student Activities

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

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
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
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No Checkmark
Lacrosse No 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 No No
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

501
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 441
Part-time - 60
Male - 271
Female - 230
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