Western Illinois University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Very Good
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Western Illinois University is a large four-year, public school with 12,205 students enrolled. This school was established in 1899 and is the only school located in Macomb, Illinois.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
84
Bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, and doctoral degree are offered at Western Illinois University.

Western Illinois University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 84 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Criminal Justice, Management, General Studies, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
68%
The rate of student retention at Western Illinois University is relatively low at 68% (close to Illinois average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Western Illinois University is below average - 59%. Around 22% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Illinois University is pretty decent -- 15:1. Read more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,300
Average tuition prices are close to the nationwide median, $11,200 a year. The additional fees at Western Illinois University (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $3,100, which totals $14,300 per academic year.

Read the details about Western Illinois University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
63%
According to recent data, 10,326 applications were submitted and 6,481 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get admitted at this school.

The college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Western Illinois University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,400
Western Illinois University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Western Illinois University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Western Illinois University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 4,400 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, roughly $5,400 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Western Illinois University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Western Illinois University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Illinois University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455, USA
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