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Academic Rigor
4.0796
Dorm Life
3.6667
Food and Dining
3.6055
Bang for the buck
4.1333
Clubs and Activities
4.3889
Greek Life
4.0000
Campus Safety
4.5593
Most Helpful Review for Western Illinois University
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Debi from Farmington, IL
  • 29 out of 34 people found this review helpful

-Apply for housing early. The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to get your first choice of dorms

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  • Kailey from Macomb, IL
  • Mar-24-2018 I am a current student here

    WIU has a variety of courses, but there isn't much to do in the community or on campus. The largest major here is Law Enforcement, and most of the LEJA classes are pretty easy. Professors are nice and lenient, and aren't usually too tough.

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  • Alexis - Chicago, IL
  • Mar-21-2018 I am a current student here

    Western is a great school. I really enjoyed my time here. Being a college student has taught me how to keep myself motivated and focused.

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  • Mary from Mason City, IL
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    WIU is a great choice for college. There is an awesome atmosphere, and I really feel "at home" when I am really at school. There is so much WIU has to offer.

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  • Estefania from Chicago, IL
  • Nov-12-2017 I am a current student here

    WIU has many cultural events, which gives everyone a chance to show their culture. There are many opportunities to be involved in different ways. From playful sports to study lectures, and being able to have resources for students is a big part of the campus.

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  • Atalia from Springfield, IL
  • Mar-09-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Western Illinois University is a great university if you are someone that wants a lot, but in so little. Despite the fact that Macomb is a small town, Western has made it into such an eventful environment, you could never get bored. The atmosphere you feel there, you can't help but to smile!

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  • wilnesha - chicago , il
  • Jun-06-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    the school is actually wonderful from what i experienced. the school life is very active and never has a dull moment, even the learning is creative but educational. i would do a lot of things just to attend this school in the fall of 2017

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  • m from fox lake, il
  • May-03-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    wiu is willing to work with you to make the transition from high school to college effortless. on paper i enjoyed everything about it but it wasn't until i visited that i realized i found the place i would be spending my next four years.

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  • vicky
  • Apr-28-2016 I am a current student here

    western illinois is a small campus with the great law enforcement program. they obtain many activities on campus, but students don't apply to them as much. the school is diverse with many students and faculty, and the classes have a maximum of 30-45 students.

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  • Samantha from Wood River, IL
  • Feb-04-2016 I am a current student here

    Everyday is a great day to be a leatherneck! I am very involved here at the school and have made great memories and have made great connections!!

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