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Scholarships at WIU

Automatic scholarships, unlimited opportunities & much more are yours at WIU. Learn more about scholarships at Western, including our 4-year Western Commitment Scholarships!

Education online, anytime!

Discover Western's online classes and degree programs! WIU offers a variety of options for students who want to continue their education through an online learning environment, whether you're expanding your current skill set or looking to complete a degree.

Our Signature Academic Programs

Musical Theatre, Agriculture, and Law Enforcement & Justice Administration are a few of WIU's 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility.

Discover Western!

Discover why Western is the right choice for your success! Our Discover Western open houses allow you to tour campus, meet with faculty & staff, talk with current students and more. Register online for our February 19 open house!

Fall for WIU!

Turn over a new leaf at Western. Apply for admission or schedule a visit to one of our campuses today!

Honoring our Military Traditions

A "Military Friendly" and "Best for Vets College" ... WIU salutes and supports our veterans and active service members.

Why do people say "break a leg" before a play?

Because every play has a cast! Check out the WIU theatre program today!

Zen saying: Be the fish.

Catch WIU Swimming and Diving in action this fall and winter! Learn more at GoLeathernecks.com.

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

Apply for admission to the University and schedule a visit to our Macomb or Quad Cities campus today!

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Project Santa - Donate Through Nov. 28

The WIU Graphic Communication Club will sponsor its seventh annual toy drive to benefit the Western Illinois Regional Council Project Santa program which provides toys, clothing, food baskets and other necessities to hundreds of local children and families during the holiday season. Donations can be dropped off through noon Tuesday, Nov. 28.

"Everest Strong: Reaching New Heights with Chronic Illness" - Nov. 28

Author and inspirational speaker Rob Besecker will deliver the Fall 2017 Robert and Mary Ferguson Lecture Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 3-4:30 p.m. Join us to learn about one man's personal triumphs despite many obstacles along the way, and how he overcame the unthinkable with true grit and passion to achieve what he dreamed of.

"He Named Me Malala" Film Screening - Nov. 28

Come to the Union Sandburg Theater at 7:00 p.m. to see this inspiring film about Malala and her journey as she advocates for women's and children's rights to education. Screening will be followed by a discussion. Sponsored by the Center for International Studies and the Women's Center.

Commencement Weekend - Dec. 15-16

Celebrate Success! Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday-Saturday, Dec. 15-16 in Macomb during Western's Fall 2017 Commencement Weekend. Ceremonies will also be live streamed online.

Discover Western Open House - Feb. 19

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. 

$0 Application Fee for Local Students

For the fourth consecutive year, Western Illinois University is waiving the $30 application fee for area high school students who apply to WIU. Graduating seniors who apply for admission to Western for the Fall 2018 semester will have the University's application fee waived.

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!

The Sky is the Limit at WIU

"Here at Western, students should remember that you are somebody. You are unique and you have a great opportunity here at Western. The sky is the limit to what you can do." - WIU President Jack Thomas

Veterans Services at Western Illinois University

We have a long and rich tradition of serving veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, and members of the National Guard. WIU provides numerous on-campus resources for veterans and military personnel, as well as the flexibility of academic program offerings, including online courses and the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program.

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