WIU Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 5.0% of the student population at WIU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit WIU Disability Services.
WIU for the Military
While not a "service academy", WIU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit WIU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our WIU for Veterans Guide.
WIU offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, WIU does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Western Illinois University
WIU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Western Illinois University
There were 6,754 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 5,949 (88.1%). Part-time attendance was 805 (11.9%).
Western Illinois University is Ranked #754 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, WIU is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank WIU #754 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Western Illinois University Competes in the NCAA
WIU has a total of 501 student athletes, 324 men and 177 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$11,240,169|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$11,180,169|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Western Illinois University Athletics