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Western Illinois University Stats, Info and Facts

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11,094 Students

60% Admitted

  • 9,441 full time
  • 2,193 part time
  • 5,047 men full time
  • 5,047 women full time
  • 9,731 applied
  • 6,384 admitted
  • 1,955 enrolled

7,599 Undergraduates

$8,883 Tuition/Year

  • 2,111 Graduates
  • 4 Non-Degree
  • $8,883 in state
  • $2,784 fees
  • $9,800 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Fighting Leathernecks
School Colors: Purple and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Meghan from Frankfort, IL
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  • Immediately stepping foot on campus I have transformed into a better individual with a higher education. Westerns motto is higher values in higher education, they apply this very well with…

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  • Joshua from Belvidere, IL
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  • Has a small town feel but still feels like home. One thing I will say is everyone here is super nice, which surprised me very much. I would just be walking…

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Mission Statement

Western Illinois University empowers students, faculty, and staff to lead dynamic and diverse communities. We provide student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs characterized by innovative teaching, research, and service, grounded in interdisciplinary, regional and global perspectives. We engage our students in educational opportunities guided by a professional and diverse faculty and staff in collaboration with alumni and community partners.

Western Illinois University
  • Located in Macomb, IL
  • Public
  • 11,094 students enrolled
  • 60% admitted
  • $8,883 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Lauren from Oak Lawn, IL
  • I am a current student here

    It might be in the middle of no where, but you would be surprised how much there really is to do. Even inside the dorms there are ping pong tables, pool tables, and air hockey machines. There are also a lot of restaurants and a few parks around that are very nice. For me, it is also the perfect distance from home (4 hour drive) where I am not smothered by family, but also where, if needed, I could go home or they come here. Of course there is also the party scene like at every college and personally i have taken that route, but I make it my top priority to keep up with class. I am here to get an education. Not party. As long as you can balance it out, you should be fine. I like it so much here because it is possible to get a good education while still enjoying myself.

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  • 5
  • Dylan from Monmouth, IL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is a very large number of activities for everyone to be involved in from sporting events to clubs and church groups! Also a great opportunity to meet new people!

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  • 4
  • Evan from Fulton, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The college has a lot to offer for entertainment. There are tons of Greek life organizations, and if you're not into that then there are many student organizations, activities, and clubs to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Kelsey Engle from Plainfield, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Academic wise i am enjoying Western. the professors are great and really personable if your not in a class of 100. It's really important that you take the time to actually email your professors if you have any questions regarding the class. Trust me they want you to. It is better to ask the professors about the material your confused on or you'll regret it when it comes to exam time.

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