|Campus Setting:||Great Lakes Town, distant from an urban area|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
|School Mascot:||Fighting Leathernecks|
|School Colors:||Purple and gold|
Western Illinois University empowers students, faculty, and staff to lead dynamic and diverse communities. We provide student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs characterized by innovative teaching, research, and service, grounded in interdisciplinary, regional and global perspectives. We engage our students in educational opportunities guided by a professional and diverse faculty and staff in collaboration with alumni and community partners.
It might be in the middle of no where, but you would be surprised how much there really is to do. Even inside the dorms there are ping pong tables, pool tables, and air hockey machines. There are also a lot of restaurants and a few parks around that are very nice. For me, it is also the perfect distance from home (4 hour drive) where I am not smothered by family, but also where, if needed, I could go home or they come here. Of course there is also the party scene like at every college and personally i have taken that route, but I make it my top priority to keep up with class. I am here to get an education. Not party. As long as you can balance it out, you should be fine. I like it so much here because it is possible to get a good education while still enjoying myself.Read More
Academic wise i am enjoying Western. the professors are great and really personable if your not in a class of 100. It's really important that you take the time to actually email your professors if you have any questions regarding the class. Trust me they want you to. It is better to ask the professors about the material your confused on or you'll regret it when it comes to exam time.Read More