Macomb, IL
Western Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Rebecca
Describe the students at your school.

They are very quiet, and unresponsive to the instructors requests for group participation.

Describe the students at your school.

They are very quiet, and unresponsive to the instructors requests for group participation.

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

Make sure the college actually offers the program(s) you want before signing anything. Make sure you visit your school of choice on a weekend during the semester to get the view of what things are really like. Also, if you are going to live in the dorms on campus I would recommend living with someone you know or getting to know the people you will be living with before you move in.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known about that lack of assistance when serious issues arrise. If it is after "regular business hours" you just have to suffer and wait for the next business day. The buildings/dorms are very old and moldy and it is difficult to get int certain dorms because they are cleaner. I also wish that I would have been more aware of the approved alcohol consumption by minors on this campus. Everyone here tends to drink regularly and the school police do nothing about the under age drinking in the dorms.

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

I would say do the research and talk to a student who actually attends the school so they can really tell you how the school ...

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

I would say do the research and talk to a student who actually attends the school so they can really tell you how the school in from his/her point of view. I would say do everything it is to do to make sure your schooling is paid for and any extra cost for whatever it may be, because college is far from cheap for the average person. I would say make sure the school is the school you want to go to and not because a friend or family member goes there. That the school is a safe environment and a place that you will be able to call home away from home.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the unique style and diversity. Western gives those a chance that has never been exposed to any other culture than one's own a chance to discover other ways of life in a sense.

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

I really wouldn't consider anything to be worst at Western simply because Western is the best school ever!

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

To find a college that has a huge Freshman introduction program. And if you are religious find a college wth a good christia...

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

To find a college that has a huge Freshman introduction program. And if you are religious find a college wth a good christian backround to help you with school like i did.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who goes to class almost every time and pays attention in class it is huge in this school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That it is guarunteed to get a dorm room but it is hard to get the room or the parking especially that you want.

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

My school is very commited to excellence in education.

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

My school is very commited to excellence in education.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are smart, down-to-earth and caring.

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

Do feel the pressure to attend a four year college, especially if you can't afford to. Community or 2 year colleges are an easy way to get your general ed classes done and then transfer to a 4 year college. But, make sure that you and your 2 year college discuss classes that will transfer. You don't want to get stuck with classes you've paid for and then they don't transfer.

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

Meet new people and don't just go to a college because your friends are going to that college! I didn't go to Western with an...

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

Meet new people and don't just go to a college because your friends are going to that college! I didn't go to Western with anyone friends from High School and have met amazing people!

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

When looking at a University of your choice, look at yourself and where you would like to be in 4 years. If you want to be at a place where you can compete and will be mid level, but say your at major university do that! If your the average student and want to dominate go to a mid level school. Do what you think in four years will best be able to project your self onto the ever changing business world.

Undras
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are nice and helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are nice and helpful.

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

Make sure you choice the right school that will best benefit you future and what you would like to do in the future.

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

Nothing really and its pretty well-rounded school.

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

The adventure of finding the right college is an exciting, but sometimes difficult journey. Find a place that fits the students lifestyle whether it be booming and social, or more withheld. The most important factor is that a student has the capability to meet great new people through orientations and activities, but still have the help and support in the classroom. The best way to learn how a college works is by visiting the school and to actually interact with some of the students there. This will give you an overall view of the happiness level of the students, and a great idea if it fits the needs of the incoming student, and his/her family. Being socially active is just as important as studying for the success of students, so a school with welcoming extra-curricular activities is always a huge benefit. The best college for a student is the one that they are smiling when they visit, and are proud to share with their parents.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is motivated but modest.

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

I would educate potential college students ad parents on the importance of time in going through the college process. It is a...

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

I would educate potential college students ad parents on the importance of time in going through the college process. It is always importat to start out young in finding and deciding the career choice of their future. It is important to take your time and evaluate the major ou want to go into first so that you have time to evaluate the programs at each school. When the child is entering college parents still need to be in their childrens academic life actively to ensure that if the child is struggling to get by in classes, they do not feel as if they need to hide it or play if off since they are in college. Students need to also mke sure they do the assigned readings and go to class, it is always important that you go.

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

I believe that my school should be bigger, so that those who are from a bigger population won't feel confined.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The type of person that should attend Western is a diverse person who is willing to make a sacrafice to small town life. Also someone who is able to adjust to things quickly such as; havig to study all the time, or being able to tolerate different enviorments.

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.

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