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 guarantee for tuition. 

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

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

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

Connect with an admissions counselor

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Taylor Fieterrer, Transfer Admissions - Schedule a meeting