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Western Illinois University
Location Macomb, IL
Setting Remote Town
Enrollment 7,490
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #460
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website wiu.edu
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Western Illinois University
Tuition (In State) $8,883
Tuition (Out of State) $8,883
Room & Board $9,800
Avg Net Price $15,361
Avg Grant Aid $10,771
% Receiving Grant Aid 92%


Western Illinois University
Applied 7,603
Admitted 5,091
Acceptance Rate 67%
Enrolled % 20.9%
Avg High School GPA 3.49
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Very Easy
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 18/24
SAT Range 880/1090
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline Mar 1, 2023


Western Illinois University
Student to Faculty Ratio 13:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (16%)
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting (14%)
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities (12%)
  • Education (8%)
  • Communication (6%)


Western Illinois University
Graduation Rate 53%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $46,000
Making Student Loan Payments 61%
Median Student Loan Debt $24,704
Median Loan Payment $255


Western Illinois University
% Men 44%
% Women 56%
Racial Diversity Medium
% White 62%
% Black 19%
% Hispanic 11%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 2%
% International 2%
% Unknown Race 2%


Western Illinois University
% In-State 91%
% Out-of-State 8%


Western Illinois University
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required Yes
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes Yes
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/