Welcome, Out-of-State Students!

WIU offers two BIG things to help you meet your potential:

  • No matter where you come from in the U.S., you will receive in-state tuition rates.
  • 4-Year cost guarantee for tuition, fees, ROOM and MEALS. This is better than cost guarantees you'll find at other universities.

Western offers students two campuses. Macomb, IL is home to our residential campus in a safe and welcoming college-town community. Moline, IL (Quad Cities) is home to our non-residential campus in a dynamic metropolitan area.

WIU is located approximately 1 hour from Burlington and Keokuk, IA; 4 hours from Chicago; 3 hours from St. Louis, MO; and 5 hours from Indianapolis, IN. You are welcome to bring your car to campus. Once you are here, take advantage of WIU’s free bus service to easily get to and from your classes on campus and activities in our community.

I'm from out of state and coming to Western was a big adjustment but WIU made it so easy.

— Zach, St. Paris, OH
Speech Pathology and Audiology

Scholarship Opportunities

Western Commitment Scholarships: up to $8,000
Presidential Scholarships: 100% of tuition and more
Leatherneck Visitor Scholarships: $1,000

Through personal mentorship and active learning, you'll explore your talents in a place where you belong.

More than 60 innovative undergraduate programs
In-state tuition rates for all U.S. students
$10 million in scholarships awarded annually
Professors lead with passion through a student-centered approach
Test optional with a 2.75 GPA or above
Recognized by the Princeton Review for the 18th consecutive year as a "Best Midwestern College"
Western's Centennial Honors College provides opportunities for leadership and future jobs

Connect with a Counselor

Mike Gruzeski, Freshman Admissions - Schedule a Meeting

Taylor Fieterrer, Transfer Admissions - Schedule a meeting