Undergraduate Admissions

Directions to Campus

WIU Location in IL

Western Illinois University's residential campus is located in Macomb, Illinois, at the hub of Highways 67 (north-south) and 136 (east-west).

  • From the Chicago area: Travel west on I-88 or I-80.
    • On I-88W, take exit #1A to I-74 east to Peoria.*
    • On I-80 W, take exit I-74 east to Peoria.*
    • On I-74 east, exit #46A to U.S. 34 west to Galesburg/Monmouth.
    • At Monmouth, take Highway 67 south, 30 miles to Macomb.
    • Amtrak provides swift, affordable rail service from Chicago to Macomb with nine stops en route.
  • From St. Louis and other points south: Take U.S. 67 north to Macomb or take I-70 west or U.S. 40/61 north to U.S. 61 north.
    • At Hannibal, take U.S. 36 east to I-172/U.S. 336 north to Carthage, to U.S. 136 east to Macomb.
  • From eastern Illinois: Find the most convenient route to U.S. 136 and travel west to Macomb.

*Please review routes for construction.

Approximate travel times:

Bloomington/Normal 2 hours Ft. Madison, IA 1 hour
Burlington, IA 1 hour Keokuk, IA 1 hour
Carbondale 5 hours Peoria 1.5 hours
Campaign/Urbana 2.5 hours Quad Cities 1.5 hours
Chicago 4 hours Quincy 1.25 hours
Chicago North Suburbs 4.5 hours Rockford 3.5 hours
Chicago South/West Suburbs 3.5 hours Springfield 1.5 hours
Effingham 3.75 hours St. Louis, MO 3 hours