Western Illinois University

country rank  361
world rank  1042

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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 (uniRank 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 uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 120 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

Name
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

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student 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 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 Total Enrolment Range 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 700-799
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Western Illinois University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

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)

Academic Structure


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