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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!

Engineering Technology breeds innovation and motivation

Students in Engineering Technology gained leadership and team building experience by creating a profitable business this semester.

Attention Area High School Seniors!

High school seniors from west-central Illinois can put their college career on the fast track beginning this fall through a special program offered at WIU.

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

Visit Western and discover what YOUR University has to offer!

An Un-fore-gettable Experience

Take time out of your busy schedule and enjoy a round (or two) at Western's 18-hole Harry Mussatto Golf Course.

Our Signature Academic Programs

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

Congratulations WIU Class of 2016!

Spring Commencement Weekend was held May 13-14 in Macomb and May 15 in the Quad Cities. We wish our newest graduates the best of luck!

A Walk in the Park

Enjoy the perks of small town living with lots of great activities in downtown Macomb this summer!

Points of Purple Pride

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

Western Commitment Scholarships. Alumni On The Move

Summer Camps and Conferences

WIU offers many summer camps and conferences for youth, focusing on science, math, music, art, athletics and even Harry Potter! Any student who attends a summer camp at WIU will receive a voucher to take a residual ACT test at no cost at Western's Counseling Center.

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!

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

Women in Science Living Community

Beginning fall of 2016, a WIU-Women in Science Living Learning Community is available to women majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines such as Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, and more.  

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