|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||5%|
|Student to faculty ratio||15:1|
|Dormitory capacity||4,400 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Western Illinois University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 10,191 applications and 6,059 students were granted admission. Western Illinois University is at the #57 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 98% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 0% submitted SAT scores.
|ACT||18 to 23|
Western Illinois University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $12,812 and in-state students paid $8,541.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 87% of Western Illinois University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 50% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,511 (which is 1.8% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Western Illinois University in 2016-2017, was 1,054, which is 70% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,388 (which is 20.5% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Western Illinois University has enrolled a total of 10,373 students (8,360 students full-time and 2,013 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,373 students, 968 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and 8,543 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,830 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 925 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 18%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Western Illinois University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||27%||492||0|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||5%||100||0|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||5%||87|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||4%||73|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies||3%||60|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||3%||47||0|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||2%||36||0|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Western Illinois University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Western Illinois University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,400. Last year, out of the total 4,037 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,835 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,614 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,291 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|