Western Illinois University Rankings

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In the World#1342 of 14178
In North America#412 of 2629
In the United States#373 of 2528
In Illinois#13 of 100
In Macomb#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
57%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
88%
Undergraduates
5,958
Graduates
1,666
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wiu.edu

Western Illinois University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%57%56%
Applicants7,3022,8354,467
Admissions4,1371,6242,513
Freshmen enrolled full time884392492
Freshmen enrolled part time1183

2,627 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,061 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
709 or 79%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Western Illinois University are 950-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
372 or 42%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Western Illinois University are 18-25 (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

White4736 (62%)
Black or African American1308 (17%)
Hispanic821 (11%)
Nonresident Alien304 (4%)
Two or more races183 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown165 (2%)
Asian91 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander5 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,941
Students receiving aid
88%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$8,627$7,962
Tuition in-state$8,627$7,962
Tuition out-of-state$8,627$7,962
Fee in-district$4,313$3,841
Fee in-state$4,313$3,841
Fee out-of-state$4,313$3,841

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,015
Combined charge for room and board$9,800
Room charge$6,000
Meal charge$3,800

Western Illinois University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration33825
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other157
Agriculture, General108
Computer and Information Sciences, General2866
Business Administration and Management, General4542
Biology & Biological Sciences, General6125
Psychology, General6715
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General5614
Accounting5019
Kinesiology and Exercise Science4322
Speech Communication and Rhetoric62
Elementary Education and Teaching3227
Social Work50
Radio and Television373
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management38
Engineering Technology, General35
English Language and Literature, General2014
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General1120
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management30
Fire Services Administration29
Marketing & Marketing Management, General29
Educational Leadership and Administration, General29
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services29
Political Science and Government, General207
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse27
Construction Management26
Music Performance, General25
History, General186
Finance, General22
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies174
Special Education and Teaching, General147
Sociology156
Health Teacher Education21
Health & Health Care Administration & Management20
Chemistry, General812
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician20
Educational & Instructional Technology20
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services19
Museology & Museum Studies19
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other19
Economics, General314
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General17
Art & Art Studies, General16
Physics, General311
Mathematics, General68
Athletic Training & Trainer14
Dietetics & Dietitian12
Chemistry, Other12
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications11
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching10
Journalism9
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other9
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General9
Music, General9
Reading Teacher Education9
Engineering, General8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General62
Geology & Earth Science, General8
Hospitality Administration & Management, General8
Statistics, General8
Geography34
Public Health Education and Promotion7
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education7
Visual and Performing Arts, Other6
Mechanical Engineering6
Information Technology6
Bilingual and Multilingual Education5
Philosophy5
Fashion Merchandising5
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General5
School Psychology5
Superintendency and Educational System Administration5
Fine & Studio Arts, General4
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General4
Anthropology4
Community Organization and Advocacy4
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching3
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance3
Business & Managerial Economics3
Education, General3
Meteorology2
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist2
Religion & Religious Studies1
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General1
Women's Studies1
Grand Total1,74961019
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate51%53%48%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,801
Citations
77,395

Publication count by topic

Psychology
917
Biology
405
Sociology
280
Computer science
272
Mathematics
232
Chemistry
231
Political science
229
Business
169
Economics
153
Medicine
127
Physics
99
Geology
86
History
82
Geography
81
Engineering
80
Art
55
Environmental science
50
Materials science
46
Philosophy
43

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology6025,758
Psychology69326,611
Political science9221,211
Business10543,160
Economics10703,068
Geology11301,786
History113693
Philosophy113881
Geography13471,058
Physics14393,042
Biology147812,869
Computer science15664,548
Art157623
Mathematics18242,176
Environmental science2007872
Chemistry23053,786
Engineering2310743
Medicine24981,804
Materials science3362465

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199061410
199144360
199242420
199360469
199442496
199554486
199650573
199761512
199853647
199953659
200045659
200151796
200264925
2003521010
2004601250
2005681463
2006841593
20071152065
20081182499
20091472951
20101243044
20111473747
20121394180
20131594422
20141504816
20151655101
20161334758
20171434643
20181064222
20191095055
20201065879

General info

Alternative namesWIU
Founded1899
WikipediaWestern Illinois University
MottoHigher Values in Higher Education
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions (June-July)
Total FTE staff1,293
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois, 61455
United States
City population19,000
Phone3092951414
Fax+1 (309) 298 3111

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