Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University

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.

WIU offers an outstanding variety of in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs, integrated 5-year bachelor's and master's programs, pre-professional programs and certificate programs.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


WIU is test optional. If your cumulative high school GPA is 2.75 or higher, you will be admitted. If your GPA is between 2.0 and 2.74, we'll use our holistic application review process to reach a decision. If we are doing a holistic review, we will let you know what other information is required. 

Additional Information

There are excellent scholarship opportunities available, including merit based. Find all of your great options at wiu.edu/scholarships

Visit us

Experience WIU's caring and supportive learning environment first-hand. Choose from an individual 1:1 tour, a group presentation and tour or one of our open house programs. Numerous options are available on both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses at wiu.edu/visit.

We are the perfect size institution, big enough to have the resources you need but small enough to give you the personal attention you want.

Doug Freed, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services, Undergraduate Admissions/2022
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Admissions office

Visit us


1 University Circle, Sherman Hall 117
Macomb, IL 61455, United States of America

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