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To help students and families meet the rising costs of higher education, WIU is offering a reduced tuition rate for new incoming undergrads enrolling this fall!

Attention students from western Illinois ... Western is YOUR University!

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Our Signature Academic Programs

WIU has 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility.

Points of Purple Pride

WIU is a "Best Midwestern College", "Top Tier Midwestern University" and "Military Friendly School" - apply now.

Best in the Midwest!

Our Quad Cities campus in Moline offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study to students from Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. Schedule a visit today!

"Goose" Morning, WIU!

For many years, Canada geese "parents" and their brood have called WIU's picturesque Lake Ruth home.

Where in the World is Rocky?!

Take a walk around campus and town and check out the Rocky on Parade public art project! #WIUPride

Western Commitment Scholarships. Alumni On The Move WIU is Going Google

Residence Hall Move-In - Aug. 19

All residence halls open for check-in beginning at 8:00 am on Friday, August 19, 2016. You can check into your hall between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm. Let the countdown to #WIUMoveIn begin!

Statewide High School Counselor Articulation Conference - Sept. 13

WIU is pleased to once again host the Statewide High School Counselor Articulation Conferences on September 13 at the Multicultral Center on the Macomb campus.

Discover Western Open House - Sept. 17

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with academic and student services staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

4-Year Scholarships Available to Qualified Students

WIU wants to reward you for your academic ability in high school by offering 4-year scholarships towards the cost of attendance. New freshmen who submit all application materials for admission are automatically considered, so apply today!

WIU's CAIT Offers Correctional GED Preparation Curriculum

The Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT) is working on a national project that has never before been attempted in the United States. The center is successfully providing correctional facilities with an internet-based high school equivalency program, known as i-Pathways, for inmates to use while incarcerated.

Alumni On The Move!

Western Illinois University is proud of its 120,000+ alumni from all around the world! We salute the most recent accomplishments and achievements of our alumni! #LeatherneckPride

We're Moving to Google Apps!

Western Illinois University has chosen Google Apps for its new email and calendar platform. Our goal is to move everyone from Zimbra to Google Apps by August 19, 2016.

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