• Western Illinois University



    About Us

    Recognized as a ''Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review and as one of 37 public universities ranked a ''Best Midwestern University'' by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University serves nearly 9,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois. WIU offers an outstanding variety of in-demand bachelor's and master's degree programs, pre-professional programs, two doctoral degrees, and certificate programs. Western Illinois University is the right choice for your success! Visit wiu.edu to learn more. #LeatherneckPride

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    • "Best Midwestern University" - U.S.News & World Report
    • "Best Midwestern College" - The Princeton Review
    • "Top Illinois Public University" & "Best Value College in Illinois" - Niche.com
    • "Military Friendly School" - G.I. Jobs Magazine
    • "Best College" - Military Times EDGE Magazine


    Welcome to Western Illinois University!
    New WIU mascot Col. Rock IV (aka Ray) and retired mascot Col. Rock III (aka Rock)
    Sherman Hall by Night
    North Quad
    Western Wildlife
    WIU Alumni House
    Ovarian Cancer Research
    Lake Ruth
    Fireworks Over Sherman
    Sherman Hall by Day
    WIU Alison Organic Farm
    Hanson Field