Established in 1899, Western Illinois University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the 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/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Illinois University (WIU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Western Illinois University (WIU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 117 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WIU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.