Western Illinois University Macomb IL

Western Illinois University

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $10,000 — $15,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification

    CEA, EnglishUSA Member

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 70 + , IELTS: Band 6 +

  • Social Media

About Western Illinois University – Your Connection to the World!

Western Illinois University (WIU) is a residential campus located in friendly and safe Macomb, Illinois, the heart of the Midwest. WIU also has a non-residential, metropolitan campus located in the Quad Cities/Moline, Illinois. Established in 1899, Western Illinois University is accredited through the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission.

With close to 10,000 students, including over 500 international students, Western Illinois University provides a rich cultural experience for the campus community. WIU’s Center for International Studies staff offers outstanding student support before and after arrival. A weeklong orientation for all international students is held in a welcoming atmosphere where students have the opportunity to meet other students, faculty and staff.

International Student Services

The office of International Student Services doesn't stop  with orientation. A variety of services and support are available such as free tutoring, free bus service, International Student Ambassadors, housing information, scholarships, airport pick up, International Neighbors, Conversation Partners, Cultural Connections, twice daily train service to one of the most exciting cultural centers in the U.S. – Chicago, and cultural activities to help students adjust to living and studying in the United States.

Programs of Study

Western Illinois is ranked a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review, recognized as a top tier  “Best Regional University” by U.S. News & World Report, and is listed among the best of 650 institutions in the United States by Forbes. WIU has over 60 bachelor’s and more than 35 master’s degree programs, pre-professional programs, two doctoral degrees, and certificate programs to choose from. WIU also offers an Honors Program and many study abroad opportunities including faculty-led and exchange options.

Many of our programs are accredited (AASCB and ABET). Some of our signature programs include:

  • Accountancy
  • Biology
  • Computer Science    
  • Engineering  
  • Engineering Technology                 
  • Math
  • Physics           
  • Sports Broadcasting

Western Illinois University offers continual admission for applications, meaning that students can apply at any time; however we recommend students apply at least six months before the semester they intend to begin their courses.

Western Illinois University is also a member of the Cooperation on Higher Education and Professional Development (CHEPD) 1+2+1 program.

English as a Second Language at Western Illinois University

For more than 37 years the CEA-accredited Western’s English as a Second Language (WESL) Institute has served international students and the Western Illinois University community by offering comprehensive English language education and services. Students improve their language skills and cultural understanding in the program. Small class size and interactive instruction provide students the opportunity to receive individualized attention and enhance their learning. Students attend class for 20 hours each week and focus on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. Three levels of ESL courses, foundation (basic), intermediate, and university preparation (advanced) prepares students to be successful with the skills and confidence necessary for them to meet their educational and professional goals.

Western Illinois University Aliases for search purposes:

WIU; Purple Pride; Western; Leatherneck; Leatherneck country; Western commitment; QC campus; Cost guarantee; signature programs; core values; Macomb; Illinois; English language program; English as a Second Language.

 

 

 

 

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Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb IL 61455
P: (309) 298-2426
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English Programs
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  • English Language (ESL)
  • Summer Intensive English

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