Western Illinois University - Master's Degree

Western Illinois University (WIU) is a public university that is located in Macomb, Illinois. WIU offers 65 bachelor's degrees and 37 master's degrees, through 4 colleges which are the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Technology, College of Education and Human Services, and the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

  • Average Tuition USD 11,509
  • Acceptance Rate 70%
  • Students 11,458
  • International Students 5%
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Western Illinois University was established in 1899 as the Western Illinois Normal and Training School. After many name changes, the institution officially became Western Illinois University in 1957. The university has been recognized for its education and has been ranked by the Princeton Review as a "Best Midwestern College."

Western Illinois University has over 10,000 students. WIU provides many services for its students on campus. Among those includes nine residence halls, and the Office of Student Activities. The latter offers students the chance to be involved in many extracurricular activities.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.60
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 525


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    Established in 1899


    Western Illinois University offers sixty destinations for study abroad programs.

    The Location

    1 University Cir, Macomb, IL 61455, United States

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      • Testimony
        2003-2006, Bachelor's Degree, Law Enforcement & Justice Administration

        WIU has one of the top Criminal Justice programs in the country. I graduated over 8 years ago and have been working within the Fraud Prevention and Anti-Money Laundering fields at Fortune Global 500 banks ever since. I love what I do and I give all the credit to WIU for giving me the education and experience that I needed in order to be successful. Also really enjoyed the big school but small town feel…overall great experience.

      • Testimony
        1958-1963, B.S., Mathematics and Chemistry

        WIU is located in one of the friendliest towns in the Midwest. The university has a long history of great university fundamentals. I graduated from WIU in 1963. I am always grateful for the good education that was provided. I was a resident of Macomb all the while I attended WIU and in fact resided in Macomb from 1946 to 1963. Great place to grow up.

      • Testimony
        1979-1982, Bachelor's Degree, Law Enforcement & Justice Administration

        I worked in Law Enforcement after graduation for several years and my educational background prepared me well. I scored consistently high on written examinations I took during the testing process while looking for a job in Law enforcement. I also tested very high in the academy, so WIU prepared me very well. Also, it's a school with a great college atmosphere. I loved Macomb and still do.