Western Illinois University

Address:
1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
Phone:
309-295-1414
Website:
http://www.wiu.edu
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About Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate10,553
 Graduate2,126
 Total12,679
GenderFemale47%
 Male53%
Student Age% Under 2577%
 % 25 and Over23%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time82%
 % Part-time18%
Race/Ethnicity% White76.6%
 % Black7.9%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino4.9%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown4.7%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal8,398
 % Admitted65%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled32%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$10,149
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,758
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid78%
 % Undergraduates with Loans64%
 % Undergraduates with Grants50%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,138
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,998
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Macomb Area

Median Age22.8
Median Household Income$26,135
Total Population19,290
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total51.0% 49.0%
 Age 0-948.1%51.9%
 Age 10-1765.5%34.5%
 Age 18-2454.1%45.9%
 Age 25-2957.6%42.4%
 Age 30-3949.2%50.8%
 40+49.6%50.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White87.1%
 % Black7.4%
 % Asian3.2%
 % Latino3.7%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.0%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,138
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$535
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50078.1%46.8%18.2%
 $500 to $74912.9%36.6%0.0%
 $750 to $9997.1%11.0%37.4%
 Over $10001.9%5.6%10.3%
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