- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade C+
- Athleticsgrade B+
- Party Scenegrade A
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade C+
- Campus Foodgrade B
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade C+
Western provides a place for success for anyone who dreams of getting an education.
With two campuses, a traditional, residential campus in Macomb, IL, with an NCAA Division I athletics program, and a non-residential, metropolitan campus in Moline, IL, students get hands-on experience from industry leaders like Caterpillar and John Deere. More than 96% of classes are taught by full-time faculty, and are available face-to-face, online and in hybrid format.
WIU’s academics are second to none, with a internationally-known criminal justice program, a forensic chemistry degree that is only 1 of 6 in the nation, and hands-on experience for agriculture students with farmland and greenhouses. Education majors work with children as early as their freshman year, and chemistry students are conducting cancer research. Broadcasting students produce programming for ESPN in state-of-the-art facilities.
Our students not only leave with a degree, but with the confidence to take on the world.
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.
Will You Get In?
- 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. 141 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 141 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration341 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities178 Graduates
- Agriculture109 Graduates
- Psychology73 Graduates
- Biology63 Graduates
- Communications62 Graduates
- Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies56 Graduates
- Accounting50 Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services50 Graduates
- Business45 Graduates
Internationally-Recognized Criminal Justice Degree
More than 1,300 agencies partner with our program for internships, and all faculty have worked in their respective fields. Degrees can be achieved 100% online or face-to-face. Study.com ranked WIU as a Best Online Criminal Justice Degree Program; Ranked #1 for 2020 Best Online Bachelor's Law Enforcement Degrees & #6 for 2020 Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Fire Science Degrees by OnlineU
- It varies depending on the person32%
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 136 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 161 responses
- Leatherneck Spirit28%
- Middle of no place.28%
- Neck Nation For Life, Stay Humble Hustle Hard9%
- NECK UP7%
- Riverfront Campus in Quad Cities Metropolitan Area7%
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 75 responses