Admissions

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!



  • Undergraduate
  • Transfer
  • Graduate
  • International
  • Online

Welcome, Future Leatherneck!

Questions? Contact Us Western 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 admissions@wiu.edu.


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 Grad-Office@wiu.edu 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