Resources › For Students and Parents Western Illinois University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Western Illinois University. Robert Lawton / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 18, 2017 Western Illinois University Description: Western Illinois University is a public university located in Macomb with a second campus in Moline, Illinois. Macomb is about an hour and a half west of Peoria, with a population of about 20,000. Students come from 38 states and 65 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 66 majors, and fields in education, business, communication, and criminal justice are among the most popular. The university has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and over three-quarters of all classes have fewer than 30 students. Western Illinois has over 250 student organizations including 21 fraternities and 9 sororities. Students can join recreational athletics, performing arts ensembles, academic honor societies, and participate in cultural events around campus. On the athletic front, the Western Illinois Leathernecks compete in the NCAA Division I Summit League. Football competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The university fields eight men's and eight women's Division I sports. Popular choices include football, basketball, track and field, and soccer. Admissions Data (2016): WIU, Western Illinois University Acceptance Rate: 59%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 18 / 23ACT English: 17 / 23ACT Math: 17 / 23What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 10,373 (8,543 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female88% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $12,655 (in-state); $16,926 (out-of-state)Books: $900 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,580Other Expenses: $1,910Total Cost: $25,045 (in-state); $29,316 (out-of-state) Western Illinois University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 77%Loans: 70%Average Amount of AidGrants: $8,809Loans: $7,584 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Agriculture, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, General Studies, Psychology, Recreation and Park Administration Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%Transfer Out Rate: 34%4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%6-Year Graduation Rate: 53% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, BasketballWomen's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Western Illinois University, You May Also Like These Schools: Bradley University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphChicago State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Iowa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDePaul University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIndiana University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIowa State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMonmouth College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMarquette University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNortheastern Illinois University: Profile SIU Edwardsville: Profile Eastern Illinois University: Profile Western Illinois University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.wiu.edu/qc/community/ "Western Illinois University, a community of individuals dedicated to learning, will have a profound and positive impact on our changing world through the unique interaction of instruction, research, and public service as we educate and prepare a diverse student population to thrive in and contribute to our global society."