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Western Illinois University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1899
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 11,334
Environment: Rural
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Website

http://www.wiu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@wiu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: May 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Eric Campbell
Admissions office telephone: (309) 298-3157
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: May 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.student.services.wiu.edu/admissions/application/  
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $100 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A 2
Total academic units N/A 15


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 7,620
Total acceptances: 5,371
Total freshman enrollment: 1,922
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 3,716
Male acceptances: 2,525
Male freshman enrollment: 1,007
 
Female applicants: 3,904
Female acceptances: 2,846
Female freshman enrollment: 915
Out-of-state freshmen: 3%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 6%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 20%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 53%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 92%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: N/A
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 98%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 18 - 23


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% N/A N/A
24-29 21.0% N/A N/A
18-23 67.0% N/A N/A
12-17 11.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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