1,552 reviews
  1. Macomb, IL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Western Illinois University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Website

Western Illinois University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Western Illinois University

Cost

Net Price
$16,829/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,317/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,245/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,803/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,768/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,905/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.124 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.127 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,607Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • It varies depending on the person
    28%
  • Average
    21%
  • Kind
    15%
  • Accepting
    8%
  • Courteous
    8%
  • Polite
    8%
  • Obnoxious
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.122 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.147 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Middle of no place.
    30%
  • Leatherneck Spirit
    26%
  • Average
    15%
  • Neck Nation For Life, Stay Humble Hustle Hard
    9%
  • NECK UP
    8%
  • Riverfront Campus in Quad Cities Metropolitan Area
    7%
  • Disappointing
    5%

After Western Illinois University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.75 responses

Western Illinois University Reviews

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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.
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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!
I am currently only a Freshman at Western Illinois University but i instantly fell in love! The amount of activities and clubs i am offered is limitless. The professors I have had have been nothing but helpful in my education. They love what they are doing and are happy to help students when it comes to academics, advice, and even references in the future.