Macomb, IL
Western Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Iris
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't choose a college because of who goes there. Find a college that is going to help you along your career path and don't b...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't choose a college because of who goes there. Find a college that is going to help you along your career path and don't be afraid to jump right in and be social. Get involved as much as possible without overloading it and always ask for help if you even think you are starting to slip in the school work to avoid being behind in the future.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The unorganization by the school cause it slows down the whole process and makes things take longer than what they should take.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Having plenty of activities to do but not knowing which one to engage in.

Alyssa
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun loving and free spirited!

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun loving and free spirited!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the child to the campus and let them see for themselves if that campus is right for them, don't just tell them where you would like them to go parents!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone that shouldn't attend this school is someone that is very family needy!

Rachel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are the #1 party school in Illinois. We have the highest consumption of Keystone Light in the country and we were featured...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are the #1 party school in Illinois. We have the highest consumption of Keystone Light in the country and we were featured on Jay Leno's show as having one of the top 5 party streets in the country. We are known for our parties, our tailgating and our bars. We also have the 2nd best Law Enforcement and Justice Administration program in the country.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Any student choosing a college should look at what they want regardless of the cost, distance, or any of the other hegatives that come with the school. It is going to be the best four years of your life and it shouldn't be taken lightly. School spirit and comradary are very important. There will never be another time in your life when you will live and learn with 15000+ other people your age. Larger schools set in small towns are great because it is like having your own city and you don't have to worry about interfereing in the day to day of the people that live there. To parents, let your child take the reigns. After all, they are the one that will be living, learning and setting the stage for the rest of there life there. Make sure to find a place where your comfortable. College is when you really begin to find out who you are and who you will become.

What's unique about your campus?

The bond between students...no matter where you go there is always someone you know, someone you met at the bar, or just someone willing to strike up a conversation. Everyone is always ready to have a good time and enjoy being 20-something. There are no vices between people and the faculty and there is always someone new to meet.

Matt
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is way out in Macomb (basicly a cornfield) and offers a unique way of life, in a rural area.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is way out in Macomb (basicly a cornfield) and offers a unique way of life, in a rural area.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

A lot of people tend to come in from the city. You are going to end up (from what you are used to) in the middle of a corn field. and it is a 4 1/2 hr drive back to Chicago. thats the first thing to take into concideration

Michael
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is a very goal-oriented, quality, clean, fun, happy school.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is a very goal-oriented, quality, clean, fun, happy school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Think about education first and foremost; in particular the specific area of study. Don't choose a college based on location right away. If a prospective student is unable to identify a specific area of education they want to study move onto the location of the college in relation to home. The student may want to be further away from home due to more freedom. However, on the other hand some students, like myself, enjoy staying closer to home because of family get togethers, holidays, and frequent trips homes to see extended family members as well. In addition, you want your prospective student to have fun. That's the biggest thing for me. College isn't just about doing work, graduating, and getting a job. College is a time to explore oneself, the real you. As you explore yourself you will find that you love a lot more and you'll learn more about yourself and more about the people around you. College is about relationships. Yes, at first it's a bit scary moving away from home but in the end it's so much fun and you'll look back on it with a smile!

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is willing to do the work while having fun.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 8,543
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $12,382
  • Acceptance rate
  • 59%

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