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Western Illinois University Admissions

Apply Now We're glad you are taking a closer look at Western Illinois University, one of the " Best Midwestern Colleges ". We hope you consider submitting an application for admission and become a Leatherneck!


All graduates of the School of Nursing who pass the NCLEX licensing exam are currently employed full time. Learn more about Nursing

Law Enforcement & Justice Administration

Employment opportunities with the FBI, Secret Service, police departments, corrections and corporations across the country. Learn more about Law Enforcement & Justice Administration


Research opportunities at John G. Shedd Aquarium, Niabi Zoo and WIU's Kibbe Life Sciences Center Learn more about Biology


Accountancy student organizations are nationally recognized in categories of excellence every year. Learn more about Accountancy

Supply Chain Management

Graduates are specifically requested by John Deere, Caterpillar and 16 other companies Learn more about Supply Chain Management

Musical Theatre

Comprehensive musical theatre professional training with an excellent placement of graduates Learn more about Musical Theatre

Forensic Chemistry

One of nine programs of its kind in the nation among public universities Learn more about Forensic Chemistry


High-demand program accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology) Learn more about Engineering


Field and research experience with conventional, alternative and organic crops in addition to livestock. Learn more about Agriculture

Recreation, Park, & Tourism Administration

Horn Field Campus offers an outdoor education field campus, access to adventure programs on the climbing tower, ropes courses and teams course. Learn more about RPTA

Teacher Education

Consistent with WIU’s mission and with its founding purpose
as a teacher’s college. Learn more about Teacher Education

Sports Broadcasting

Students get immediate training on equipment through a unique applied curriculum. Learn more about Sports Broadcasting

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"My experiences with faculty, my coaching staff, and the community are helping shape my future." #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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Welcome, Future Leatherneck!

Questions? Contact UsWestern Illinois University ensures that your college years will be a good investment with its two Guarantee programs: Cost Guarantee and Graduation Guarantee (GradTrac). Learn more about WIU and how you can join the ranks of the Leathernecks! Please contact an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at any time with questions at (309) 298-3157 or

Step 1. Learn about WIU

Step 2. Visit Campus
Step 3. Apply
Step 4. Paying for College
Step 5. After Acceptance
Step 6. Housing Options

Interested in Transferring to WIU? You're not alone!

Each year approximately 2,000 new students transfer to WIU. Below are 6 Easy Steps for your Transfer Process. Please contact our Transfer Center at any time with questions at (309) 298-3120.

Welcome, Future Graduate Student!

Western Illinois University is the only state university in Illinois to offer a 4-year cost guarantee at the graduate level. To learn more about what we have to offer, we encourage you to explore the following links. For more information, visit our Graduate Studies website or contact our office at any time with questions at or toll-free at (877) WIU-GRAD.

Step 1. Learn about WIU
Step 2. Visit Campus
Step 3. Apply
Step 4. Paying for Graduate School
Step 5. After Acceptance
Step 6. Housing Options

Welcome to our International Students

Western Illinois University believes strongly in the development of an international perspective. With the increasing interdependence of today's world, an international experience is no longer seen as an option, but is instead an integral part of the overall educational experience. Whether you are a student from outside of the United States thinking about studying in America, or you are a current Western student thinking about studying abroad, we hope that you decide to start your international journey with WIU, one of the top 150 "America's Best Value Colleges".

Step 1. Learn about WIU
Step 2. Apply
Step 3. After Acceptance
Step 4. Housing Options
Step 5. Paying for College
Step 6. Arriving at WIU

Online Learning Opportunities

Western Illinois University offers a variety of options for students who want to continue their education through an online learning environment. Whether expanding your current skill set, or looking to complete a degree, we are committed to helping students achieve their educational objectives. Our purpose is to offer flexibility by providing online opportunities at WIU. Please contact our School of Distance Learning, International Studies & Outreach at any time with questions at (309) 298-1929.

Step 1. Learn about WIU
Step 2. Apply
Step 3. Paying for College