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Discover your Future at Western

Why choose Western Illinois University?  We offer quality academics, a dynamic campus life and a caring and supportive environment.   But don't take our word for it - hear what our students have to say.

Kristin, Nursing major

"My nursing professors & coaching staff provide me with the support I need to be successful both in the classroom and on the field." #SuccessStory

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Chris, Broadcasting major

"The opportunities I have at WIU are preparing me for a successful media career." #SuccessStory

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Sammy, Exercise Science major

"My experiences with faculty, my coaching staff, and the community are helping shape my future." #SuccessStory

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Joe, WIU Alumnus

"Graduating from WIU helped me get to the top of my industry." #SuccessStory

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Patrick, WIU Alumnus

"WIU gave me the foundation I needed to build a very successful career." #SuccessStory

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Majors & Programs

Western offers 65 undergraduate and 37 master's degrees - plus more! Browse our majors and programs (and check out our unique signature programs) to find the best fit for your future career.

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Estimate your cost to attend Western. We offer a guaranteed four-year rate for tuition, fees, and room & board. We are the only university in the state to include fees and room & board in this guarantee.

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Housing Options

The residence halls at Western provide students a place to create their own college experience by getting involved on campus. Compare residence halls to find your best fit.

What's Next?

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Discover Western

Attend one of our Discover Western open houses! Tour the campus, meet with faculty and staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU.

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Schedule a Campus Visit

Can't make an open house? Schedule an individual appointment to visit or attend a campus information session - both are available nearly every week that our campus is open.

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Are you ready to join the ranks of the Western Illinois University Leathernecks? Apply for admission today to begin your journey.