Western Illinois University: Statistics

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#1439 of 14,131 In the World
#405 of 2,597 In North America
#363 of 2,496 In the United States
#13 of 100 In Illinois
#384 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
67%
Average SAT
985
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
93%
Undergraduates
5,854
Graduates
1,636
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wiu.edu

Western Illinois University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 67% 65% 68%
Applicants 7,603 2,904 4,699
Admissions 5,091 1,880 3,211
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,052 398 654
Freshmen enrolled part time 12 6 6

4,705 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,790 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
838 or 79%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 880
or below

75% of them
had 1090
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Western Illinois University are 880-1090 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
289 or 27%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Western Illinois University are 18-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 4525 (60%)
Black or African American 1392 (19%)
Hispanic 858 (11%)
Nonresident Alien 253 (3%)
Two or more races 190 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 150 (2%)
Asian 101 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 7 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 7 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,771
Students receiving aid
93%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,883$8,156
Tuition in-state $8,883$8,156
Tuition out-of-state $8,883$8,156
Fee in-district $4,431$3,840
Fee in-state $4,431$3,840
Fee out-of-state $4,431$3,840

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,851
Combined charge for room and board $9,800
Room charge $6,000
Meal charge $3,800

Western Illinois University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 289 49
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 159
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 78 17
Agriculture, General 94
Computer and Information Sciences, General 26 59
Psychology, General 71 8
Business Administration and Management, General 40 36
Elementary Education and Teaching 43 31
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 47 26
Accounting 45 12
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 33 21
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 52
Fire Services Administration 40
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 39
Social Work 39
Music Performance, General 38
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 36
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 34
Radio and Television 27 6
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 16 16
English Language and Literature, General 22 10
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 29
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 29
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 27
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 26
Political Science and Government, General 17 8
Chemistry, General 8 16
Engineering Technologies & Technicians, General 23
Special Education and Teaching, General 12 8
Construction Management, General 19
Health Teacher Education 19
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 19
Art & Art Studies, General 17
Finance, General 17
Sociology, General 12 5
Educational & Instructional Technology 15
History, General 13 2
Chemistry, Other 14
Education, General 14
Mechanical Engineering 14
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7 6
Music, General 13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 12
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 12
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician 12
Museology & Museum Studies 12
Dietetics & Dietitian 11
Information Technology 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 10 1
Mathematics, General 6 5
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 11
Economics, General 6 4
Engineering, General 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 10
Physics, General 3 7
Anthropology, General 9
Fashion Merchandising 9
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 8
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 2 6
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 8
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 8
Reading Teacher Education 8
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 7
Public Health Education and Promotion 7
Statistics, General 7
Community Organization and Advocacy 6
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 6
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 6
Athletic Training & Trainer 5
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 5
Business & Managerial Economics 4
Fine & Studio Arts, General 4
School Psychology 4
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 3
Journalism 3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2
Meteorology 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 2
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 2
African-American & Black Studies 1
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 1
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 1
Geology & Earth Science, General 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 1,644 593 12
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 46% 43% 49%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 55%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,138
Citations
69,887

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
963 / 19,573
Psychology
723 / 28,604
Business
389 / 10,196
Medicine
389 / 10,884
Biology
356 / 10,470
Environmental Science
315 / 6,454
Social Psychology
310 / 13,595
Computer Science
303 / 6,487
Sociology
240 / 5,463
Mathematics
232 / 3,543
Chemistry
212 / 4,263
Economics
198 / 2,716
Political Science
194 / 1,402
Engineering
183 / 3,181
Child Psychology
179 / 7,469
Physics
170 / 4,936
Art & Design
145 / 2,232
Education Majors
128 / 4,182
Demography
115 / 2,827
Math Teachers
114 / 2,056
Ecology
113 / 3,088
Communications and Public Relations
100 / 2,584
Health Science
85 / 733
Clinical Psychology
82 / 4,183
History
71 / 471
Law
69 / 331
Geography and Cartography
67 / 966
Geology
65 / 1,534
Marketing
63 / 4,437
Botany
62 / 2,631
Cognitive Science
58 / 1,547
Gender Studies
55 / 1,298
Biochemistry
55 / 1,356
Public Policy / Administration
54 / 568
Zoology
51 / 795
Management Information Systems
49 / 1,195
Astrophysics and Astronomy
46 / 752
Criminology and Criminal Justice
44 / 1,759
Inorganic Chemistry
44 / 485
Development Studies
42 / 607

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 50 382
1992 43 449
1993 62 493
1994 43 521
1995 58 499
1996 54 591
1997 65 540
1998 60 703
1999 57 708
2000 49 708
2001 55 837
2002 78 1015
2003 59 1117
2004 65 1349
2005 73 1588
2006 88 1775
2007 119 2414
2008 119 2830
2009 150 3298
2010 135 3437
2011 153 4210
2012 148 4642
2013 167 4907
2014 153 5381
2015 167 5707
2016 141 5341
2017 153 5374
2018 110 5216
2019 116 5916
2020 131 7205
2021 112 7607

Western Illinois University alumni

  1. Mary Matalin

    Mary Matalin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    authoractorpunditteachertelevision producer
    Biography

    Mary Joe Matalin is an American political consultant well known for her work with the Republican Party. She has served under President Ronald Reagan, was campaign director for George H. W. Bush, was an assistant to President George W. Bush, and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney until 2003. Matalin has been chief editor of Threshold Editions, a conservative publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster, since March 2005. She is married to Democratic political consultant James Carville. She appears in the award-winning documentary film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story and also played herself, opposite her husband, James Carville, John Slattery, and Mary McCormack in the short lived HBO series K Street.

  2. Michael Boatman

    Michael Boatman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actorwritertelevision actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Michael Patrick Boatman is an American actor and writer. He is known for his roles as New York City mayoral aide Carter Heywood in the ABC sitcom Spin City, as U.S. Army Specialist Samuel Beckett in the ABC drama series China Beach, as 101st Airborne soldier Motown in the Vietnam War movie Hamburger Hill, and as sports agent Stanley Babson in the HBO sitcom Arli$$ Currently, he is co-starring on The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight, for Paramount Plus.

  3. Robert Nardelli

    Robert Nardelli
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Robert Louis Nardelli is an American businessman, was the former chairman and chief executive officer of Chrysler from August 2007 to April 2009, the former CEO of Freedom Group from September 2010 to March 2012, and had earlier served in a similar capacity at The Home Depot from December 2000 to January 2007. Prior to that, Nardelli had risen to become one of the top four executives at General Electric.

  4. Tim Walberg

    Tim Walberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Western Illinois University
    Studied in 1969-1970
    Occupations
    politicianpriest
    Biography

    Timothy Lee Walberg is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he has served as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district since 2011. He previously represented the district from 2007 to 2009.

General info

Alternative names WIU
Founded 1899
Motto Higher Values in Higher Education
Colors purple, gold
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions (June-July)
Total FTE staff 1,222
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois, 61455
United States
City population 15,000
Phone 3092951414
Fax +1 (309) 298 3111

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