1 University Circle Macomb, IL 61455 309-298-3157
http://www.wiu.edu admissions@wiu.edu
About Western Illinois University
  • Year of Foundation 1899
  • Size of Campus 1050 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 11,284
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 47% 53% 7%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 6,899 in-state, 9,383 out-of-state
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 10,553
The University is located in the historic city of Lexington (population 7,000) in the Great Valley of Virginia about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. W&L’s 35 principal buildings include the picturesque Washington College group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks. New or recently renovated buildings include the John W. Elrod University Commons, the journalism department's Reid Hall, the Doremus fitness center and Wilson Hall, the fine arts and music center.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 10
  • On-campus 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 Cent
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 8%
  • Number of on-campus 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;
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 15
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 11
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming
  • Number of students in fraternities 15
  • Percent students who are frat members 9%
  • Number of 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; Morta
  • Setting Rural
  • Distance to nearest train Macomb (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Macomb (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Peoria (76), Macomb (2)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (73%), women's dorms (6%), men's dorms (6%), sorority housing (3%), fraternity housing (3%), apartments for married students (2%), apartment for single students (5%), special housing for disabled students (1%), special housing for international
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 44%
  • Number of students using college housing 55%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 13%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 6%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 5%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 16
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 45%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 3,500
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 718,241
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • 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)
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Counseling Services personal, academic, psychological
  • Museums Art Gallery
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,445
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Microforms 1,342,630
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,350
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 20%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Caterpillar; Enterprise Car Rental; Growmark; Principal Financial Group; State Farm Insurance, Walgreen's; numerous accounting firms and law enforcement agencies
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year 72%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
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