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Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois

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Overview

Student Population
8,502
Western Illinois University overview
Location Macomb, Illinois
Online wiu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Western Illinois University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Macomb, Illinois, Western Illinois University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,151 prospective students applied, and 5,379 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 934 enrolled in the school.  6,778 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,724 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $8,541 plus fees of $4,410. Western Illinois University is ranked 539 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
8/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes

Western Illinois University is rated within the top 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Western Illinois University within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists

Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
Western Illinois University overview
SAT 930/1110
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.11
Applications Accepted
58.8% 
Western Illinois University overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$8,541
In State Costs for Western Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$4,410
Room and Board $9,630
Budget for Other Expenses$2,216
Total One Year Cost$25,997
Out of State Resident Tuition
$8,541
Out of State Costs for Western Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$4,410
Room and Board $9,630
Budget for Other Expenses$2,216
Total One Year Cost$25,997

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Western Illinois University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 14%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Education 8%
Communication 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149772 IPEDS survey data for Western Illinois University.

Current students may use the Western Illinois University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.