Western Illinois University


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Western Illinois University

In-state Tuition

$6,899 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$9,383 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

May 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Music library, curriculum library, physical science library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 718,241 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,445 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,342,630 microforms.
  • 3,500 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art Gallery



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 1,000 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


math, writing


personal, academic, psychological


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 55% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 45% of housing units are Singles.
  • 44% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 5% of housing units are Triples.
  • 6% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 16 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 13% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 198 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Zeta; American Institute of Graphic Arts; Association of Bilingual/Bicultural Education Students; Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Beta Beta; Creative Writers Society; Eta Sigma Gamma; Golden Key International Honour Society; Kappa Delta Pi; Lambda Pi Eta; Mortar Board; National Council of Teachers of English; National Residence Hall Honorary; Order of Omega; Phi Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha; Psi Chi; Rho Lambda; Rho Phi Lambda; Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Delta Psi Chapter; Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Delta Psi Chapter; Sigma Iota Epsilon; Sigma Tau Delta; Student Honors Association; Student Physics Society; Student Tenant Union; Western Advertising Federation
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Christian Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Faith Campus Ministry, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Muslim Students' Association, St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, The Journey, University Bible Fellowship, Vineyard on Campus, Wesley Foundation
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association; Black Student Association; Conscience: The AfricanAmerican Studies Theatre Troupe; Heritage Ensemble; Indian Students Association; International Friendship Club; Tradicion Hispana Dance Troupe; Western Chinese Student Association;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African-American Studies Dept Club; Agribusiness Club; Agricultural Mechanization Club; Agriculture Council; Agronomy Club; Alpha Zeta; Archery Club; Associated Students of Philosophy; Assoc of Educational Communications & Technology; Assoc of Bilingual/Bicultural Education Students; Athletic Training Student Assoc; Bayliss/Henninger Hall Govt; Best Buddies; Bureau of Cultural Affairs; Campus Girl Scouts; CBT Student Organization Council; Chemistry Club; Choral Union; Circle K International; College Democrats; College Libertarians; College Republicans; Colleges Against Cancer; Collegiate FFA; Collegiate Music Educator's National Conference; Communication Student Society; Computer Science Assoc; Concert Safety Corps; Construction Management Association; Corbin/Olson Hall Govt; Council for Exceptional Children; Creative Writers Society; Delta Sigma Pi; Disc Golf Club; English Graduate Organization; Feminist Action Alliance; Fitness Unlimited; Flatlanders Climbing Club; Food and Culture Club; Forestry Club; Fusion Dance Team; Gamer's Guild; Geology Club; Graduate Recreation Society; Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center Dance Troupe; Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter; Heritage Ensemble; Higgins Hall Govt; Horn Environmental Learning Project; Horticulture Club; Hospitality Admin Assoc; HOTLINE; House ArrestII; Interfraternity Council; Inter-Hall Council; International Friends of Soccer; International Friendship Club; Jazz Bands; Korean Martial Arts Club; Lacrosse Club; Legal Assoc of WIU Students; Lincoln/Wash Hall Govt; Men's Bowling Club; Men's Club Soccer; Men's Volleyball Club; Men's Rugby Club; Minority Graduate Student Assoc; Mortar Board; Music and Miracles; Music Teachers National Association; Musical Theatre Organization; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; National Broadcasting Society; Natl Council of Teachers of English; Natl Pan Hellenic Council; National Residence Hall Honorary; OASIS(Org of Adult Students for Interaction & Support); Officials Assoc; Order of Omega; Panhellic Council; Phi Alpha; PRIDE(Promoting the Rights of Individuals with Disabilites Everywhere); Paddlers Canoe and Kayak Club; Physical Education Majors & Minors Club; Public Relations Student Society of America; Purple Posse; Rennaissance Writers; Resident Assistant Council; Rho Epsilon (Real Estate Club); Roller Hockey Club; Running Club; S. O. U. L. S. ; Sequal Yearbook; Skin & Scuba Club; Social Work Student Assoc; Society for Human Resource Mgt; Society of Professional Journalists; Speaking Society; Sport Mgt Club; Sport Council; Sportsman Club; Student Assoc for Nutrition Educ; Student Athlete Advisory Board; Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants; Student Govt Assoc; Student Honors Assoc; Student Recreation Society; Student Society of Geography; Student Tenant Union; Symphony Orchestra; Tanner Hall Govt; TEAMLEAD; The Advantage; The Journey; Thompson Hall Govt; Toastmasters; Ultimate Frisbee; Unity; Univ Dance Theatre; Univ Opera Theatre; University Theatre; Univ Union Board; Up Til Dawn; Veteran's Club; Visual & Apparel Merchandising Organiz; Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Water Polo Club; Western Antrhopology & Sociology Club; Western EMS; Western Illinois University Bands; Western Investment Group; Western Technical Services; Westernettes; Western's All Volunteer Effort; Wetzel Complex Govt; WIUS; WIUSSLHA; Women's Bowling Club; Women's Club Volleyball; Women's Rugby Club; Women's Soccer Club; Women's Studies Student Assoc; Women's Ultimate Frisbee; Zoology Club
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Western Courier (three times weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Peoria (76), Macomb (2)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Macomb (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Macomb (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 60% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 20% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,350
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 15 fraternities
  • 11 fraternity houses
  • 9% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 10 sororities
  • 6 sorority houses
  • 8% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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