Points of Pride Scholarships 2018 housing renewal Study Abroad Signature Academic Programs Victoria Kappel Online Learning Food Pantry Football: new Head Football Coach Jared Elliott

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!

Live Life On

2018 housing renewal begins Jan. 26! You have the rest of your life to live off campus... now is the time to build friendships that last a lifetime.

WIU Study Abroad: Your Passport to the World

Educational opportunities and personal growth are yours through Western's Study Abroad experiences!

Our Signature Academic Programs

Recreation, Park, & Tourism Administration, Supply Chain Management, and Forensic Chemistry are a few of WIU's 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility. Explore Western's academic programs today!

WIU: The Right Choice for Your Success.

"I've always had a passion for helping others. Creating friendships and memories is what it's all about." - Victoria Kappel

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.


The mission of the WIU-QC Food Pantry is to eradicate food insecurity for the campus community.


Congratulations to our new Head Football Coach Jared Elliott, the Leatherneck football program's 34th head coach in its 115–year history.

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

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

Discover Western Open House Phi Beta Delta Application Fee Waiver Western Commitment Scholarships. Mascot Memorial Plaza Mascot Memorial Plaza

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. 

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society - Apply Today

Phi Beta Delta is an honor society open to students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Eta Epsilon chapter recognizes and encourages high professional, intellectual, academic, & personal achievements in the field of international education.

Conversation Partners: Volunteer Now!

Conversation Partners is a program that pairs international students and domestic students for conversational purposes, and provides a wonderful cross-cultural sharing opportunity that allows participants a chance to expand their horizons, and learn more about different cultures, customs and lifestyles.

$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!

Mascot Memorial Plaza - Celebrate a Campus Tradition

The Mascot Memorial Project is seeking donations to complete a new plaza in honor of WIU’s live English bulldog mascot, Colonel Rock. The new space will adorn a memorial wall featuring WIU’s past bulldog mascots, as well as displaying a timeline history of the live mascot program.

Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park - Celebrate a Historical Cultural Area

Western Illinois University invites you to join us in celebrating one of our most historic cultural areas on campus. We are seeking your support to complete a new park area on the site of the original Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center.

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