Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois


Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University is a public, four or more years institution located in Macomb, Illinois. The campus is situated in a remote town area and is home to 5,958 undergraduate students.

Frequently Asked

How difficult is it to get into Western Illinois University?

Admission into Western Illinois University is fairly competitive with an acceptance rate of 57%. Male students have an acceptance rate of 57% compared to female students with an acceptance rate of 56%.

What SAT score is required for Western Illinois University?

The SAT scores of admitted students range from 950 to 1150.

What ACT score is required for Western Illinois University?

The ACT scores of admitted students range from 18 to 25.

How much does it cost to attend Western Illinois University?

The cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for attending Western Illinois University for an academic year is $13,256. Both in-state and out-of-state students pay the same tuition. Including the cost of living of $13,292 (for room and board, books and supplies and other miscellaneous expenses), raises the cost from $13,256 to $26,548 for an academic year. 88% of undergraduate students at Western Illinois University receive financial aid reducing the average cost paid by students to $15,802.

What degrees are offered at Western Illinois University?

The degrees offered at Western Illinois University include "bachelor's degree", "postbaccalaureate certificate", "master's degree" and "doctor's degree - research/scholarship".

What are the popular majors at Western Illinois University?

The most popular programs/majors at Western Illinois University include "Criminal Justice and Corrections", "Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities"" and "Agriculture, General".

What is the graduation rate at Western Illinois University?

The graduation rate at Western Illinois University is 51%.

What is the debt of graduating Western Illinois University students? What is the earnings?

The median debt of Western Illinois University students is $19,017 and after college, former students in their mid-career (10 years after entry) earn an average salary of $47,500.

Overview

College Category

Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above

Student-to-faculty Ratio

13

Awards Offered

Bachelor's degree

Postbaccalaureate certificate

Master's degree

Doctor's degree - research/scholarship

City

Macomb

College Type

Public

Campus Housing

Yes

Location Setting

Remote Town

Average Grant or Scholarship Aid

$9,941

General

Address

1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois 61455

College Website

www.wiu.edu

Phone

(309) 295-1414

Admissions Website

www.wiu.edu/admissions/

Online Application Website

wiu.edu/admissions/apply_now/

Admissions

Western Illinois University has an acceptance rate of 57%. The acceptance rate of 57% implies that for every 100 students that applied 57 students got accepted. 7,302 students appied to Western Illinois University. 57% of the students that applied got accepted, and 22% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants

7,302

Acceptance Rate

57%

The SAT composite score at Western Illinois University ranged from 950 to 1150. The ACT composite score at Western Illinois University ranged from 18 to 25.

SAT Composite950 - 1150
ACT Composite18 - 25
Application Fee$30
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Costs to Attend

The cost for undergraduate students to attend Western Illinois University for an academic year can be broken down into $8,883 for tuition, $4,373 for fees, $1,200 for books and supplies, $9,800 for room and board and $2,292 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

Tuition and Fees

$13,256
Tuition$8,883
Fees$4,373
Books and supplies$1,200
Room and board$9,800
Other expenses$2,292
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Students

Western Illinois University has 5,958 undergradute students. 47% of the undergraduate students are male compared to 53% female.

Undergradute Enrollment

5,958

Enrollment by gender

47%

47% men

53%

53% women

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Academics

The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Western Illinois University is 51%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 53% compared to 48% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Western Illinois University is 67%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate

51%

Graduation Rate by Gender

53%

53% men

48%

48% women

Retention Rate

67%
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After College

The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Western Illinois University is $47,500 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $28,400 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $61,600.

Mean Earnings After 10 Years

$47,500

Earnings Range After 10 Years

$28,400 - $61,600

Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years

79%

The percent of former students working 10 years after entry at Western Illinois University is 93% compared to 7% of former students 10 years after entry not working.

Working Status

93%

93% percent_working

7%

7% percent_not_working

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Programs and Majors

The largest programs/majors at Western Illinois University include "Criminal Justice and Corrections" with 341 graduates followed by "Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities" with 174 graduates, "Agriculture, General" with 109 graduates, "Business Administration, Management and Operations" with 83 graduates and "Psychology, General" with 73 graduates.

Program/MajorGraduates
Criminal Justice and Corrections341
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities174
Agriculture, General109
Business Administration, Management and Operations83
Psychology, General73

ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving bachelors degree.

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