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Located in Macomb and Moline, Illinois
Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked top tier "Best Regional University" by U.S. News and World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.WIU offers 65 undergraduates programs, 37 graduate programs, 10 pre-professional degree programs, 19 post-baccalaureate certificate programs, two post-master's certificates and one doctoral program to students from 93 counties in Illinois, 38 states and 57 countries. Western's campuses are dedicated to providing an accessible and affordable education. The WIU-Macomb and Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. The four core values at the heart of WIU are academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth and social responsibility. WIU's Cost Guarantee program ensures that students pay a fixed rate for tuition, fees, plus room and board. WIU remains the only university in Illinois to guarantee the cost for tuition, fees and room and board over a four-year period at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Because of Western Illinois University's commitment to community engagement and service learning, Western has been selected for The Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification. The University, which is one of three Illinois public universities to receive the distinction, joins 310 other institutions across the U.S. achieving the Community Engagement Classification since its 2006 debut.In addition, Western has been named for four consecutive years to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its exemplary service efforts, and for four consecutive years, GI Jobs Magazine has designated WIU as a "Military Friendly School" for providing outstanding support to the University's student-veterans.
Western Illinois University's faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing students to be productive citizens, diverse thinkers, and engaged community members through excellence in teaching and learning. Students are also provided with numerous activities and programs to enhance Western's academic mission and provide opportunities for student development and learning. Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports , and is also the cultural center of the region, with major theatrical and dance productions, concerts, lectures, dramatic presentations, films, and dance attractions.