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Western Illinois University




Address:
1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois 61455
USA

Website:
www.wiu.edu/international_students/

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International Admissions:

Angie Veith
Assistant Director
International Admissions
Phone: 011-309-298-2426
Fax: 011-309-298-2405
E-mail: AJ-Veith@wiu.edu


International Website:
http://www.wiu.edu/international_studies/

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WIU Sherman Hall
International students and flags in front of Sherman Hall.

Regional Accreditor

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Carnegie Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)

Levels of Degree or Certification Offered

Bachelor's Degrees
Certificates
Master's Degrees
Doctoral Degrees
 

Colleges/Schools/Divisions

Angie Veith
Assistant Director
International Admissions
Phone: 011-309-298-2426
Fax: 011-309-298-2405
E-mail: international-ed@wiu.edu

 

Academic Programs Available

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General - Teacher Certification
  • Agricultural Business Technology
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other - Agricultural Science
  • Agriculture, General
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other - Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other - Communication
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other - Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology - Forensic Chemistry
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature - Teacher Certification
  • Geography
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - Health Science
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - Health Services Management
  • History, General
  • Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other - Music Business
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other - Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration
  • Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations - Supply Chain Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature - Teacher Certification
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Women's Studies

Certificates

  • African Studies - African and African Diaspora World Studies
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other - Supply Chain Management
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - Community Development
  • Education, Other - Instructional Design and Technology
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - Health Services Administration
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other - Police Executive Administration
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - Museum Studies
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other - Environmental GIS
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant - Zoo and Aquarium Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General - LIterary Studies, Professional Writing, Teaching Writing
  • Zoology/Animal Biology, Other - And Aquarium Studies

Master's Degrees

    • Accounting
    • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
    • Business Administration and Management, General
    • Business/Managerial Economics
    • Chemistry, General
    • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
    • Communication and Media Studies, Other - Communication
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
    • Computer Science
    • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
    • Education, Other - Reading
    • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
    • Educational/Instructional Technology
    • Elementary Education and Teaching
    • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other - Manufacturing Engineering Systems
    • English Language and Literature, General
    • Environmental Biology - Environmental Sciences
    • Geography
    • History, General
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
    • Mathematics, General
    • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - Educational and Interdisciplinary
    • Music, General
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
    • Physics, General
    • Political Science and Government, General
    • Psychology, General
    • Sociology
    • Special Education and Teaching, General
    • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
    • Visual and Performing Arts, Other - Theatre
    • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

    Doctoral Degrees

    • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
    • Environmental Science - Begins Fall 2014
     

    Academic Year 2015-2016

     

    Tuition
    Room/Board
    Activity
    Medical Insurance

    Undergraduate

    $ 16174

    $ 9450

    $ 2470

    $ 660

    Graduate

    $ 16708
    $ 9450
    $ 1537
    $ 660
     

    Financial Assistance

    Yes. Graduate Assistantships, a limited number of academic scholarships and athletic scholarships are awarded according to University and NCAA guidelines. Additional information about academic scholarships is available by on Western’s scholarship web page, http://www.wiu.edu/Scholarships/
    and at http://www.wiu.edu/international_studies/student_activities/scholarshiplisting.php

    Western International Committment Scholarship, http://wiu.edu/international_studies/student_activities/scholarshiplisting.php

     

    Student Demographics

    Number of Undergraduate Students:
    Number of International Undergraduate Students:
    Number of Graduate Students:
    Number of International Graduate Students:
    Total Number of Students:
    Total Number of International Students:
    9645
    150
    1813
    353
    11458
    503

    Yes. Information is available at http://www.student.services.wiu.edu/uhds/. A housing deposit of $100 (USD) is required.  

     

    What Is Special?

    Western Illinois University offers 65 undergraduate degrees, 37 graduate degrees, two doctoral degrees and 19 post-baccalaureate certificates. The curriculum includes the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, business, education, and a number of pre-professional and technical fields of study.

    Faculty: Providing excellent instruction is the highest priority of the University’s 743 faculty members. The faculty is responsible for 95 percent of the total student credit hours earned at the undergraduate level with graduate teaching assistants contributing the remaining 5 percent.

    Cost Guarantee: Guaranteed rate for tuition, fees, room and board for undergraduate and graduate students. Cost guarantee freezes the per-hour rate an eligible student pays for a four-year period.

    Libraries: The Leslie F. Malpass Library, WIU’s main library, holds more than 1 million cataloged volumes, 3,300 current journal subscriptions, and 24 foreign and domestic newspapers.

    Computing Facilities: More than 1,000 computers are available for use in 23 labs, 15 teaching facilities, and 11 resource centers throughout campus. Local Area Networks provide access to numerous software packages, the Internet, the World Wide Web, electronic mail, and campus information systems. Students have access to Macintosh and IBM PC-compatible microcomputers, plotters, scanners, laser printers, CD-ROM readers, and Zip drives.

    University Housing: Residence Hall facilities provide more than 5,200 students with living and dining services. Several residence halls offer lifestyle floors such as Honors, First-Year Experience, Major, and Wellness. Graduate and Family Apartment Housing. There are several one- and two-bedroom apartments on campus for students with children, spouses, or domestic partners, and graduate students. The university offers both furnished and unfurnished apartments on a first-come, first service basis.

    Location: Western’s main campus is located in the city of Macomb. Macomb is a safe, friendly Midwestern community where people enjoy a lifestyle that is more relaxed than in a big city and which provides a positive study environment.

     

    TOEFL scores and ESL Programs (English as a Second Language)

    Yes. For undergraduates, the minimum satisfactory TOEFL score is 79 for IBT and 550 PBT. For graduates, unless otherwise stated in the departmental sections, a satisfactory TOEFL score is 80 IBT and 550 PBT.

    Other acceptable evidence of English proficiency: a satisfactory score on Western's English-as-a-Second Language (WESL) placement test, successful completion of the English as a Second Language Program through the WESL Institute or completion of a bachelor’s degree (for graduate applications) from an American institution with four years in residence and within two years of matriculation at Western Illinois University.


    Yes. Western's English as a Second Language (WESL) Institute was established in 1977 and is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). The mission of the WESL Institute is to provide an intensive program in academic English for international students who are preparing to enter an American college or university. Individuals who have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS test must take the WESL Placement Test and study at the WESL Institute; this is called Conditional Admission. After successful completion of the WESL program, students will have met the English language requirement at Western and can pursue a degree program on the condition that they meet Umiversity amd departmental criteria for admission.


    GRE: for applicants to the Master’s Psychology program
    GMAT: for applicants to the Accountancy and Business Administration programs


    Fall (August) semester - May1



    Spring (January) semester - October 1


    Summer (June) session - April 1


    Completed applications received after the semester priority date will be considered as program space and processing time permits.

     

    Study Illinois Institutional Contacts

    Angie Veith
    Assistant Director
    International Admissions
    Phone: 011-309-298-2426
    Fax: 011-309-298-2405
    E-mail: international-ed@wiu.edu