Western Illinois University

1 University Circle, Macomb, IL

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4 months ago
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Majors offered at Western Illinois University

Biggest majors
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Agriculture, General

Academics at Western Illinois University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Somewhat Selective (59% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Western Illinois University demographics

61% White
18% Black
11% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
1% Asian
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Common careers for Western Illinois University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)76k
Operations Manager75k
Executive Director68k
Manufacturing Engineer62k
Human Resources (HR) Manager59k
Account Manager58k
Office Manager47k
Based on 7,791 student responses
46.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
87.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
13%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Western Illinois University

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Student reviews of Western Illinois University

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

50% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Welcoming student body
Accessible for students with disabilities
Awesome study spaces and libraries



The Musical theatre department is very close-knit and I like that social life aspect. Besides this, as a black woman, it is nice to go to a PWI that also has a pretty high population of black students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The location is pretty bad, and there isn't much to do around town. Options to have fun are very limited and most of the time the most fun you can have is just staying in the dorms with friends.

Guysha Guy
Painting and Studio Art



With Western, my experience was pretty good. There are Friendly students and staff who are willing to help you when needed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Something about Western that I didn't really appreciate is that there are slight racial issues on and off-campus. Also, some students can be mean.

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