Western Illinois University

country rank  372
world rank  1022

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University Overview

Established in 1899, Western Illinois University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Macomb (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Illinois. This institution also has a branch campus in Moline. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Western Illinois University (WIU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Western Illinois University (WIU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 121 years old US higher-education 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, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

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

University Location

Address 1 University Circle
Macomb
61455 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (309) 298 1414
Fax +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
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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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
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 1 University Circle, Sherman Hall 1155
Macomb 61455-1390
(309) 298 3157
877 742 5948

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Western Illinois University's Library
Western Illinois University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 768,826 physical volumes, 132,733 physical media, 145,952 digital/electronic medium and 116 licensed digital/electronic databases. Western Illinois University's library has 4 branches.
Housing Yes
Western Illinois University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,400 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

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)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of 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)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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