Western Illinois University is on a 1,050-acre campus in the small town setting of Macomb, Illinois, not far from Quad Cities; Peoria ; Springfield.
There are many activities and organizations for Western Illinois University students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Western Illinois University has fraternities and sororities.
Western Illinois University has the Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in the Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Western Illinois University include Black Student Association, University Union Board, RockyTHON Dance Marathon and Inter Hall Council.
The Western Illinois University community comes together each year for Family Weekend, Homecoming and Rocky After Dark/First Night.
This table offers information on housing at Western Illinois University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||51%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||3,083|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,979|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||49%|
Western Illinois University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Western Illinois University students live on campus. In 2022, 51% of undergrads at Western Illinois University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 49% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Western Illinois University. There are 3,083 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,394 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,979 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Western Illinois University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Western Illinois University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Western Illinois University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Western Illinois University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Western Illinois University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Western Illinois University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Western Illinois University, take U.S. Highway 67, U.S. Highway 136 to Macomb, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International airport.
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