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Welcome to Western Illinois University (WIU)! WIU is an accredited institution that provides an affordable and quality educational experience for its students and prepares them for success after graduation. WIU has a small-college atmosphere in the heart of the Midwest United States. Located in a peaceful, safe and friendly community, WIU offers 66 undergraduate degrees, 38 master’s degrees, and an accredited intensive English program.

Some of WIU’s signature programs include Accountancy, Agriculture, Broadcasting, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering Technology, Geography, Geographic Information Science, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Music, Physics, Psychology, and Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration. Many of the programs also offer advanced degrees.

Western Illinois University is recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” by The Princeton Review, as one of 37 public universities ranked a “Best Midwestern University” by U.S. News & World Report, and a “Top Illinois Public University” & “Best Value College in Illinois” by

With a diverse student body and faculty, Western Illinois University prides itself on providing cultural opportunities and excellent support to help students be successful in reaching their education goals.


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