Western Illinois University is ...
NCAA Division I-FCS
Missouri Valley Conference
Western Illinois University Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.124 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration385 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities249 Graduates
Agricultural Business108 Graduates
Business Administration and Management81 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science79 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies73 Graduates
Elementary Education65 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.124 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.149 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.75 responses
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Western Illinois University Reviews
Western Illinois is a school of excellence in terms of campus life and social environment. However, this school is strictly set on teaching yourself how to learn. If your are innovative and interested in a certain major that they provide then I give this 5 stars. If you are majoring in a subject that they really don't provide but give a few classes for, then you are going to struggle because they try to put you in a major that is "close enough" to the major you want and your abilities will be challenged in learning things all over from the start. I give this college 3.5 stars over all because when you are social and get the hang of things, you're time here will be amazing! The people here are spectacular and they make networking here a breeze. There isn't anything you can't do here if you really put your mind to it, but that is with anything and any college you attend.
What I like about Western Illinois is all the campus buildings are all close together. When I was looking at different colleges, for example University of Iowa, I did not like that the campus buildings were not walking distances. With the buildings being so close together I am able to go to the food court, gym, or library and not worry about being late to my next class. Also I recommend trying Dividends in Stipes building. Their coffee and walking tacos are amazing! The professors their are very helpful. They have helped me whenever I come to their office for help, even if it takes an hour or two, and they also provide tutors on campus.
Higher values in education. Back in high school I usually had things(academics) my way and learnt little. Just four months in, Western Illinois University showed a better perspective of life; "following up". I learnt good work ethics and health habits. I'm happy I school here!