Western Illinois University

country rank  398
world rank  1130

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University Overview

Established in 1899, Western Illinois University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Macomb (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Illinois. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Moline. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Western Illinois University (WIU) is a medium-sized (EduListing enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Western Illinois University (WIU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 121 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym WIU
Founded 1899
Motto Higher Values in Higher Education
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 1 University Circle
Macomb (population range: 10,000-49,999)
61455 Illinois
United States
T +1 (309) 298 1414
F +1 (309) 298 3111
Other locations Moline

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1 University Circle, Sherman Hall 1155
Macomb 61455-1390
+1 (309) 298 3157
877 742 5948

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Western Illinois University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council MPCAC
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Association of Technology-Management and Applied Engineering ATMAE
  • Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications ACCGC
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Educational Programs CACREP
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ACEND
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • Council on Accreditation of Parks-Recreation-Tourism and Related Professions COAPRT
  • Council on Social Work Education CSWE
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design NASAD
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre NAST
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation CEA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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