Center for International Studies

International Admissions

Why Choose Western Illinois University?

Western Illinois University's Macomb campus is a traditional, residential, four-year campus serving approximately 11,000 students while our Quad Cities campus in Moline, Illinois, is a two-year upper-division, urban commuter campus serving more than 1,350 students. Western is one of just 21 public institutions ranked a Tier I Midwestern Master's Institution by U.S. News & World Report and one of the nation's "Best Value" undergraduate institutions  according to The Princeton Review.

Degrees Offered:

International students at Western Illinois University can choose from 65 undergraduate degrees, 37 graduate degrees, pre-professional programs, and post-baccalaureate certificate programs. For more information on programs of study, visit the following websites:

  • Western Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of North Central Association. 
  • Western's English-as-a-Second-Language (WESL) Institute is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. 
  • Accountancy and business programs are accredited by the Associate to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB International).
  • Many of Western's academic programs are accredited through agencies specific to the programs. Please refer to the webpage of the specific program of study at Western's website,, for accreditation details.

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