Western Illinois University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Macomb, IL

This school is more affordable than other public schools for out-of-state students.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$13,314

Avg tuition

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About Western Illinois University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Western Illinois University is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Macomb, Illinois. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,490, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 67%. The university offers 89 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 46%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $13,314.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

67% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

77% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

46% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-24

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 880-1090

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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7k

Students enrolled

87%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

60%

Black

19%

Hispanic

11%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Unknown

2%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

56%

Socio-economic diversity

50% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

24

Total Online Enrollment

6,495

Student Location Breakout

87% 13%

Percent of Programs Online

81% On-campus

19% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 15% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 50% online

Master's Check Bold 19% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

62%

State Grant Aid

52%

Institution Grant Aid

87%

Pell Grant

50%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,248
State Grant Aid $5,122
Institution Grant Aid $4,988
Pell Grant Aid $4,698

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.