59%

Acceptance Rate

$9,816

Avg.Financial Aid

001780

FAFSA Code

About Western Illinois University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

8,502

Website

www.wiu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

1 University Circle

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3092951414
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. The ranking of a university is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a university is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Western Illinois University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

59%

SAT Range

930 - 1110

ACT Range

18 - 23

Application Fee

$30

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $30, as part of the admission process at WIU. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 950-1150 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Western Illinois University is 21. However, those getting an ACT score less than 18 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455. They can also call them at (309) 295-1414.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$15,808

Average Annual Cost

$8,541

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$4,410

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,630

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,216

Total One Year Cost

$25,997

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to WIU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $27,458 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($13,256), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($9,800), and budget for other expenses ($3,202) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

65%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

33%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$824

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Criminal Justice and Corrections

366 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

206 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

116 Graduates

Agriculture, General

110 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

96 Graduates

Biology, General

86 Graduates

Psychology, General

77 Graduates

Social Work

74 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

69 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

60 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

53 Graduates

Marketing

51 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

49 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

49 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

40 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

33 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

30 Graduates

Music

29 Graduates

Political Science and Government

28 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

27 Graduates

Construction Management

27 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

26 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

24 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

24 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

23 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

23 Graduates

History

21 Graduates

Fire Protection

21 Graduates

Graphic Communications

19 Graduates

Sociology

19 Graduates

Chemistry

19 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

19 Graduates

Engineering Technology, General

19 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

18 Graduates

Journalism

13 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

13 Graduates

Mathematics

11 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

11 Graduates

Engineering, General

11 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

10 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, Other

10 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

10 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

9 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

9 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

9 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

8 Graduates

Economics

8 Graduates

Physics

7 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

6 Graduates

Public Health

6 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

6 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

5 Graduates

Philosophy

5 Graduates

Computer Systems Networking and Tel...

5 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

4 Graduates

Educational/Instructional Media Des...

4 Graduates

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement,...

3 Graduates

Anthropology

3 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multic...

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,754

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

48%

Full-time

88%

Part-time

12%

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

59% White

2% Unknown

21% Black

13% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

9%

Out Of State

90%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$67,698 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

43%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,880/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,750/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,750/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Rocky the Bulldog

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Missouri Valley Conference

Total Male Athletes

241

Total Female Athletes

155

Intramural Sports

20

Sports Club

52

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $9,800 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at WIU costs around $3,750 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 47% and 53%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$35,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$43,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$16,960

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$176 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

87%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,816

Students Receiving Federal Grants

62%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,792

Students Receiving State Aid

61%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,419

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

59%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,013

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$11,888

$30K - $48K

$11,722

$48K - $75K

$8,740

$75K - $110K

$5,408

> $110K

$3,709

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,459,414

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,292,307

The financial aid department of Western Illinois University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Western Illinois University is around $5,715 and the federal grant is $5,184. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $4,663, while the institutional aid is $5,715. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at WIU based on students' financial needs add up to $1,459,414 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $3,292,307.

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