Guys & Girls

Location
Macomb, IL
Undergrads
9,161
Tuition (in-state)
$15,188 ($11,182)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I've met some bright students here who are serious about doing something to improve their chances of success in life. Of course, for every one of those students, there are about four apathetic kids who just want to drink.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Usually everyone dresses to where they feel comfortable. Everyone is polite and will most likely speak or help you if you need assistance. If you are interested in the same social events you are bound to meet and like that person.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: They males and females are very interesting people. Everyone can relate to each other and get along very well. The boys are very funny and athletic and the girls are very friendly and kind.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People are very nice and are friendly.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There's really any type of person someone could be looking for here. There's no lack in variety.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 30th
    Party Guys
  • 83rd
    Hottest Guys
  • 90th
    Party Girls
  • 161st
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 239th
    Friendliest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sam Chappelle
Hometown
St. Charles
Major
Economics and Spanish
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The girl-to-guy ratio at Western is pretty even, which most students enjoy. On average, students find the opposite sex fairly attractive, but not supermodels. Girls and guys are relatively outgoing, and very into partying; nerdy and academically-focused are two attributes that do not describe the average student at Western. Guys and girls are always flirting, but the majority of students seem to either be in a causal, non-exclusive relationship or single. Frat parties are where the majority of freshmen and sophomores meet each other, and upperclassmen often meet at the bars. A social gathering between guys and girls often includes heavy drinking and dancing. The average student is in between prudent and promiscuous, but perhaps a little bit closer to promiscuous.

Students earn the most points with the opposite sex when it comes to being outgoing, fun, and into partying. As a result, the social scene revolves around partying. It’s obvious when girls are going out, because they often dress inappropriately. Tiny skirts, low-cut shirts, and high heels are standard nighttime attire, regardless of the weather. Some fraternities and sororities have events that are specifically held to introduce single people to one another. Students in committed, long-term relationships are somewhat rare on campus, and the average student would prefer to not be committed to someone.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
48%
Male Undergrads
52%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Condoms (male and female), birth control pills, birth control injections, emergency contraceptive pills, and the Nuva Ring are available at the Beu Health Center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Bars
  2. House Parties
  3. The Rec
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Football field
  2. University Union
Social Scene
Campus isn't always brimming with activity, but there is usually something going on. In the warmer months, plenty of students are outside socializing, playing Frisbee, or partying. In the winter there is not quite as much to do, but the school still sponsors social events on occasion, and groups and clubs usually have something going on.
Hookups or Relationships?
The girls and guys at Western most often casually date or hook up rather than form exclusive long-term relationships. There are some students in serious relationships, but the majority are either single or seeing someone casually. It's not uncommon for students to continue dating someone from back home, since most students live not more than a few hours away.
Dress Code
The majority of students dress very casually. Pajamas are perfectly acceptable dining hall attire. Students tend to dress a little bit nicer to go out, but it's still very casual. Virtually no students dress up for any situation unless they are required to do so.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 50 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 48 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 53 responses

  • 29% None
  • 21% Casual dating at your school
  • 18% Long-distance relationship
  • 14% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 12% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 16 responses

  • 30% Talk to people in your classes.
  • 22% Join clubs
  • 16% Talk to people on the elevators
  • 11% Depends
  • 8% Parties
  • 5% Class
  • 5% Meet through your own friends
  • 3% Talk to people in your dorm

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 13 responses

  • 31% Student activities, dorm lounge, classes
  • 27% House Parties
  • 23% Anywhere
  • 12% The Rec
  • 4% Bars
  • 4% Class

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 18 responses

  • 39% Average
  • 22% Kind
  • 17% Polite
  • 11% Courteous
  • 6% Obnoxious
  • 6% Accepting

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 9% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 64% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 25% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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