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Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate72%
Acceptance Rate72%

Western Illinois University Academics

Western Illinois University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Western Illinois University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Western Illinois University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 46% of students who start college at Western Illinois University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

Western Illinois University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Western Illinois University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At Western Illinois University?

Western Illinois University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Western Illinois University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Western Illinois University

When choosing a major, Western Illinois University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Western Illinois University.

Student Designed Majors

Western Illinois University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Western Illinois University does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About Western Illinois University


Does Western Illinois University Offer Learning Disability Services?

Check with Western Illinois University directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Western Illinois University Have An Online Program?

✅ Western Illinois University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Western Illinois University Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Western Illinois University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Western Illinois University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Western Illinois University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Western Illinois University Require Internships?

✅ Western Illinois University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


Additional Information About Western Illinois University


Western Illinois University Library

The main library on campus is the Leslie Malpass Library and there are 4 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Western Illinois University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Western Illinois University offers these dual degree programs:

  • 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Iowa and University of Illinois
  • Arts and sciences/clinical laboratory science; general studies/chiropractic with Palmer College of Chiropractic

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Western Illinois University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Western Illinois University has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Western Illinois University include:

  • an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,455

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

72%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,669

Out-of-State

$13,669

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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