Macomb, IL
Western Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Mark
What is your overall opinion of this school?

For the love of god don't come here unless you want an easy degree and like to party. If you are at all intelligent or even v...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

For the love of god don't come here unless you want an easy degree and like to party. If you are at all intelligent or even vaguely competent this is not the school for you. Many of the faculty members that cared are gone and the ones left who used to care don't care anymore because we all know this is a sinking ship.

Marco
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its an okay school. Most of the academic opportunities relevant to me I have to go out of my way to get them because it seems...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its an okay school. Most of the academic opportunities relevant to me I have to go out of my way to get them because it seems that the university doesn't care about the study of foreign languages. But that is okay because I have learned to work that much harder and become that much more independent.

Mackenzie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

For the most part Western Illinois University, is a home away from home to me. There are tons of activities for students and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

For the most part Western Illinois University, is a home away from home to me. There are tons of activities for students and staff to partake in. There are always smiling faces and helping hands. The teachers have regular office hours and some even help you out in the night hours if needed.

Savannah
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western is a great school for someone who is looking for a small class size, engaging teachers, and a well spread out campus....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

western is a great school for someone who is looking for a small class size, engaging teachers, and a well spread out campus. my favorite thing about the school is the teachers I have so many times been working on an assignment late at night and get stuck or don't understand the instructions thoroughly and my teachers will email me if not the same night definitely early the next morning. western is in a small town but still you can never be bored. between the students and faculty there are always many different activities to hit everyone's likes, and groups/ organizations that include everyone. sometimes you think that because your new that no one will like the same things as you or you wont find a place to "fit in", but western made it really easy to find places to spike your interest and help you find other things to try. overall i think its a great place for learning and a great place to make everlasting memories,

Tobias
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I'd always thought of my future growing up, but never considered where I might go to college until my Junior year of high sch...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'd always thought of my future growing up, but never considered where I might go to college until my Junior year of high school when our teachers began encouraging us to look into such things. Eventually, I found myself at Western Illinois University's website when I was searching for colleges that offered degrees in things I was interested in. I immediately knew I found the right college for me and became even more sure of that after my college visit and then SOAR. When I'm at WIU I feel like I found a second home. I highly recommend anyone going to college in Illinois or any surrounding states look into Western Illinois UNiversity as a possible college choice.

Dailey
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I have attended Western Illinois University for a year now, and within that year, I can say my life has been transformed. My ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have attended Western Illinois University for a year now, and within that year, I can say my life has been transformed. My overall experience with Western has been very surprising. In the beginning, other students discussed how Western was a poor place to attend due to it being run down and cheap. Coming here might be a mistake. I was offended until I came to understand why people had said those things. However, I chose to attend Western because of the wonderful things I had heard about their law enforcement programs. Not only did I choose this college for academics, but I wanted to see the world outside of my hometown. The experience I’ve had here is more than I would have experienced in my own town. I have made friends that were willing to study while making time to go out and adventure. There are several organizations with events or other activities going on. The University Union has movie weekends and the multicultural center has a multitude of activities. The only things that I would like to see improve are the amount of students that attend Western, a change in the dining hall food, and the way the school prices their food. Over all I rate Western Illinois University a 4/5. The academics are very good, but the friends that I have made are even more memorable.

Samantha
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Western Illinois University is a great college. They provide so many opportunities for their students. Their study abroad pr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Illinois University is a great college. They provide so many opportunities for their students. Their study abroad program is excellent. They are always there for you when you need help when looking into, getting ready, and when you are already abroad. They also have a great department available that helps students with mental illnesses and anxiety. This is a free program available to all students. Mental health is extremely important to WIU. They also have a great library that can meet all of your research needs. If they do not have the book, they will get it for you from another library. They provide many different academic programs. Their history and anthropology departments are amazing and offer classes in many different fields. Their academics programs have clubs and other social events for students to meet others in their field of study. They provide great graduate programs for many to go into specialty fields. They opened a new program a few years ago where Anthropology majors can now fast track from their bachelors to their masters in Museum Studies with one extra year of school. The campus is very safe, as well. On the weekends they provide security on the buses that are students from the Law Enforcement and Justice Administration program. They also provide escorts on campus for any students who are walking home from the library late for free. They will meet you and walk with you to your destination. Western Illinois University is a safe, opportunistic campus.

Kyle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I enjoy attending WIU. I get to be involved in recreational clubs, make new friends, and work toward my major. I no...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I enjoy attending WIU. I get to be involved in recreational clubs, make new friends, and work toward my major. I now that some departments appear to need to be updated like a remodel but it doesn't affect our studies. There is always activities to be involved in which is great.

Nikos
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The school would have been a good fit for me 5 years ago. Now, it is going down the drain. The only reason I came to Western ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school would have been a good fit for me 5 years ago. Now, it is going down the drain. The only reason I came to Western was for their Geology/Paleontology program and the professor that taught it. They laid of that professor along with 130 other faculty members. The campus is not that great, the dining and housing are poor. Unless you plan on going into law enforcement, DO NOT go to Western Illinois University right now. The president of the university, Jack Thomas, is failing and causing the university to fail. Programs are getting cut, and I see no end in sight, so I am transferring to a different school next year. Western lost amazing faculty, and is now loosing students due to the cuts. I cannot in good faith recommend WIU to anyone.

Angelique
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Western Illinois University. Despite the fact that enrollment is down, those who truly like Western will never forget ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Western Illinois University. Despite the fact that enrollment is down, those who truly like Western will never forget it. Class sizes are on the smaller end, which gives you the opportunity to converse with your classmates and teachers. If you get involved on campus, I believe that assists how great your experience is.

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  • $12,382
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  • 59%

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