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Colleges / Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate72%

About Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University is a public, state university in the town of Macomb, Illinois. Western Illinois University was founded in 1899. The university enrolls around 7,455 students per year, including 5,394 undergrad students.

Western Illinois University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Western Illinois University. The acceptance rate at Western Illinois University is 72%. Out of 7,156 applications received in 2022, 5,187 students were offered admission.

Western Illinois University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
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Western Illinois University is located in Macomb, Illinois, near Quad Cities; Peoria ; Springfield.

If you would like to see Western Illinois University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 67, U.S. Highway 136 to Macomb, or book a flight to the nearest airport, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Western Illinois University and Macomb are like without leaving home.

College Info

1 University Circle Macomb, IL 61455-1390

Campus Setting: Small Town

Western Illinois University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western Illinois University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western Illinois University is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Western Illinois University is like? There are approximately 7,455 students enrolled at Western Illinois University, including 5,394 undergraduate students and 2,061 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from IL and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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