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ACCEPTANCE RATE

56.66%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

93%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

13:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

52

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$8,617

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Western Illinois University

1431 N. Claremont, Chicago, IL

Western Illinois University provides a variety of program options for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Macomb, IL and publically funded. Around thirteen thousand students enroll at Western Illinois University per year.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Security And Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. Most students at Western Illinois University scored in a range of 18 - 23 on the ACT. 66% of applicants are accepted to Western Illinois University, of which 31% choose to enroll.

Tuition & fees at WIU are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs close to $11,000 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $15,000 for the year. On-campus housing is available for students, and generally costs around $5,700 per year. Some students at Western Illinois University may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Western Illinois University is the "Leathernecks", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Contact information, tuition information, programs, and much more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.wiu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Western Illinois University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Western Illinois University is around 8,500 students, with undergraduate students making up about 79% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$15,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $8,600-$10,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $290 to $350 per unit
  • Some programs may have tuition rates locked at the first year rate for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$9,816
Receiving Student Loans76%$7,077
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Western Illinois University may provide services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • English Language Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Western Illinois University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-FCS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (The Summit League)
  • Basketball (The Summit League)
  • Track and Field (The Summit League)
  • Football (Missouri Valley Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • English Language and Literature

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