Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
57%
Acceptance Rate
7,302
Students Applied
63%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
721
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
46
42%
Submitting ACT
79%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1067
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
470
75th
570
Reading
25th
480
75th
580
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
33%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
15
Top 25%
40
Top 50%
77
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
275
$30k - $48k
137
$48k - $75k
96
$75k - $110k
94
$110k+
112

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 309-298-3157
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Apply early for housing and request for a roommate your first year of college. It's a great way to transition with someone else who is it your same situation.
Stephenie from Chillicothe, IL
I'd probably get your dorm room or apartment as soon as possible, because housing in Macomb/Western fills up fast, and there are a lot of students living in the dorms. I'd also visit the Scholarship early and often, and apply for any scholarships as soon as possible.
Wren
Make sure to apply early for housing and scholarships.
Samantha from East Dubuque, IL
Only getting ready to start my second semester, all I can advise is: It is worth it to prove to professors that you care and give it all you have. It can only benefit you in the end. Also, get involved with hobbies or groups you can relate to because it brings great and new experiences and friends. Lastly, it is always necessary to have a little fun, but be sure to stay on top of the studies. It is not worth it to party every night and get bad grades. You are in college and paying for a reason!
Madison from Roodhouse, IL
This school is labeled as a party school but only you can make that decision. Everyone has a choice to either party every night or take time to actually study. It is a great atmosphere no matter what type of personality you have and there are tons of things to do, only if you feel up to it though. It being your freshman year, you will not know what to do with all your time.


Also make sure you apply for scholarships and housing early, it will only benefit you. I got the best dorm building my freshman year all because i applied for it more than six months beforehand.
Kelsey Engle from Plainfield, IL
Take a campus visit! We have beautiful residence halls of different statures, an enormous beneficial recreational center. A 5 story library with immense information for papers and helpful librarians. So many intramural sports that are fun to grab some friends and involve yourself in.
Meghan from Frankfort, IL
Focus only on class, all the fun stuff will find your way to you when its time.
Andre from Naperville, IL
Get involved and make friends. When you move in, keep your door open and meet the people on your floor. You may not be best friends with everyone, but at least get to know as many people as you can.
Holland from Montgomery, IL
Apply for grants as WIU has many opportunities.
William from Silvis, IL
Don't miss class. If you do miss class and you end up emailing the professor, don't ask them 'if you've missed anything important?' b/c then they'll think you don't like the class.
Dominique from Chicago, IL

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