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Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois, United States
We provide student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs characterized by innovative teaching, research, and service, grounded in interdisciplinary, regional and global perspectives. We engage our students in educational opportunities guided by a professional and diverse faculty and staff in collaboration with alumni and community partners.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



Western's annual Founders' Day celebration was established by Donald S. Spencer in his inaugural presidential year (1994) to honor the beginnings of the University that evolved from the Western Illinois State Normal School (WISNS) with 229 student.


WIU offers over 100 innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs, integrated programs, pre-professional programs, and certificate programs. Become a future leader through student success at Western Illinois University.


Career Development services are available for current WIU-QC students and alumni.

  • Resume reviews and writing guidance
  • Job searching tips
  • Cover letter assistance
  • Interviewing techniques and mock interviews
  • Career fairs and workshops
  • Leatherneck Link, WIU's online job listing database

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Housing services

Caroline Grote Hall is connected to Lincoln-Washington and houses approximately 150 upper-division students. Commonly referred to as Grote, the hall shares amenities with Lincoln-Washington including a common space with a TV and pool, foosball, and Ping-Pong tables. 

Library services

Western Illinois University Libraries is comprised of the main Leslie F. Malpass Library, the Music Library, the Physical Sciences Library, the Curriculum Library, and the WIU-Quad Cities Library (Moline, Illinois). WIU Libraries employs a dedicated staff of eleven library faculty and twenty-eight civil service employees.

ICT services

ResNet currently provides up to 2 Gbps for internet access, as well as network & technical support to students who wish to connect their computer systems to the WIU network in the residence halls and Graduate and Family Housing. Wireless access is available in all residence hall common areas and rooms. 

Medical services

Beu Health Center is an accredited full service medical clinic offering quality outpatient health care, student health insurance and health education and wellness education to registered Western Illinois University students. At Beu Health Center, students' individual needs are attended to in a confidential and caring manner. 

Student Life

Campus life

Western Illinois University's main campus is located in the rural community of Macomb, Illinois and offers a vibrant collegiate experience for almost 8,000 students. The beautifully landscaped campus has more than 60 buildings on more than 1,000 acres, including nine residence halls, a 300-acre farm, and an 18-hole golf course.

Student clubs

  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi


  • The Higher Learning CommissionNorth Central Association: 2020-2021
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education: 2019
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements:  2016-2017
  • Athletics Accreditation: NCAA-Division I

Student Reviews

what to expect for international student studying abroad.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I AM still to get to the university but virtually and from the testimony of a friend currently there its a good experience.

Ready to learn. Need financial help!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am just commencing my program in the university. My relations so far with the academic and non academic staff has been great

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

To be frank, I just got admitted like a month ago and I'm suppose to resume in the fall of 2021, and I'm hopeful that I'd make the most of my time at WIU

Macomb, Illinois, United States

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