Macomb, IL
Western Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Courtney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Attending WIU has been a wonderful experience and i strongly encourage any ambitious student to attend. There are many acade...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Attending WIU has been a wonderful experience and i strongly encourage any ambitious student to attend. There are many academic and extracurricular opportunities. It is a fun place be but will keep you focused on your schooling with its excellent professors.

Diana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's not a bad place, I mean if you like the country and also driving an hour to go to the nearest mall. The town of Macomb n...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's not a bad place, I mean if you like the country and also driving an hour to go to the nearest mall. The town of Macomb needs to add more stores, and before you commit to WIU, I strongly recommend vising. Join a lot of clubs, keeps your mind off the town. Go Greek! Best decision of my life!

Brent
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Illinois University is an amazing university. It is the perfect size. It's small enough that you aren't overwhelmed a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Illinois University is an amazing university. It is the perfect size. It's small enough that you aren't overwhelmed and get to know a lot of people, but also big enough that you get the college experience. Faculty are extremely nice, and are experts in their field. There is a variety of sports, and plenty of intramural opportunities as well. Western Illinois University sets you up for success.

Catherine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

A very average college. Nothing too special. Good teachers and bad teachers. Easy classes and hard classes. Lots of partying....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A very average college. Nothing too special. Good teachers and bad teachers. Easy classes and hard classes. Lots of partying. not very safe. Most students don not care about their grades. Located in a small town with not very much to do. Lots of on campus activities and organizations to join. Friendly staff.

Alexus
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Western Illinois is a great school but I think they need to improve the campus and campus safety a little more. The c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Western Illinois is a great school but I think they need to improve the campus and campus safety a little more. The campus dorms don't even look like how much they cost. The campus also needs improvement on campus safety. There are shrubs and trees surrounding the campus walkways and its kind of creepy. A lot of the emergency call boxes are out of order and they don't have cameras on them either. I feel that if Western improves one of these two things the campus will be perfect.

Crystal
A small town feel

Western Illinois University was sufficient and reasonably affordable. It's definitely known as a party school, which is not e...

A small town feel

Western Illinois University was sufficient and reasonably affordable. It's definitely known as a party school, which is not exactly why I went there. I do wish I'd pushed myself and applied to a more competitive and intellectual environment, but I did meet people and have fun.

Claire
The WIU Undergrad Experience

WIU is bigger university located in a rural small town. There's very little to do besides drink, hang out, and go to Walmart....

The WIU Undergrad Experience

WIU is bigger university located in a rural small town. There's very little to do besides drink, hang out, and go to Walmart. Although I do prefer the city life, you could never get the experiences there like you do here at WIU. We're like family.

Beth
Just my reveiw

I think its a great school and think it would be really nice to go there!

Just my reveiw

I think its a great school and think it would be really nice to go there!

Mike
What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Lots of small town kids and a big party school. Its located in a small town so there are small town kids but its not that big...

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Lots of small town kids and a big party school. Its located in a small town so there are small town kids but its not that big of a party school as most think.

What are the academics like at your school?

challenging but definitely doable.

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

The unique thing about Western Illinois University is the large variety of people who attend. Western Illinois University has...

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

The unique thing about Western Illinois University is the large variety of people who attend. Western Illinois University has people come from Chicago area, the surrounding area, neighboring states and internationally. Western Illinois University has one of the largest international student bodies in Illinois and maybe in the midwest. WIU is always promoting international cultures with events, study abroad oppurtunities, movies and ineraction between students.

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

The adivice I would give to my high school self would be to do what I really enjoy and what makes me happy. Not to do what could later in the future unknown pay the debt, bring in money or what my mother wants me to do. Instead pursue the degree in which i feel most happy about and would allow me to go through school less stressful. Also besides acedemics, get involved in events, clubs and with people as soon as possible.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type of person that should not attend Western Illinois University is one who can not get along with a variety of differnet people , wants a university with a challening science program or wants a college town which is not dead in the summer. Western Illinois university has a large variety of people who adhear to differnent thinking, lifestyles and statuses. If you can not get along with different people, WIU is not for you. The University touts a great law enforcement program but the science department lacks in both labware and funds.

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

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