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Reviews 1454 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus police takes a student health very seriously.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have had some nice professors here. Some can be rude but you learn to ignore it when your grade is involved.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The often encourage study's to work on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms don't look the best.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a big deal here on campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a great sports team !

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a nice good , with really great professors.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I love the athletics program at WIU!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the atmosphere at WIU and feel that it has given me great opportunities to better my future!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: As far as I know our campus is very safe and there are no issues that i know of

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is not for me. I am not much of a Sorority type person. My friend was in one and I would go with him to events but did not join one myself.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: WIU is such a great school for college. The transition was so easy and i come from a small community in northern illinois. Meeting friends and talking to the teachers and college admissions is always simple and can be done fairly soon when something comes up. I will always be happy I attended WIU

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4 College Junior

Athletics: We have great fan student support at all sporting events. Even when the teams travel there are always a group going to support our school. Also by attending the sports you have the opportunity to meet new people and possibilities for your future. This school is so great and i am so glad i decided to apply and attend Western Illinois.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is always cops circling around so it feels very safe

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It overall is a great experience.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is a lot of help with career development. They make it easy for you.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing for the most part is great, depending on who is on your floor and how they clean up after themselves.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Most of the Greeks are nice, and they are engaged in university activities

4 College Junior

Athletics: Great places to workout and be athletic

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a great environment.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are emergency boxes that call the campus police pretty much everywhere, and you can even call the campus police for an escort home late at night if you feel unsafe.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For the most part, professors are informative and entertaining. However the school needs updates, most importantly, more modern lab equipment. The school would also benefit from holding students to a higher standard.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For most majors WIU is great for this, namely Supply Chain Management, other business majors, and Law Enforcement.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are gross, most are very old, and they are tiny.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not personally participate in athletic aspects at my school.


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Go West Bus System at Western Illinois University Go West Bus System at Western Illinois University Go West Transit offers public transportation for students and people in Macomb. There are campus routes and off-campus routes.
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The vast majority of students say that they are pleased with their decision to come to Western. Despite a few complaints and frustrations, the overall feeling is that Western gives students great resources to achieve their academic goals and have fun. Perhaps the best parts of Western, according to students, are class sizes, the size of the student body, and the locked-in tuition rate. Students studying law enforcement will definitely be ready for their chosen career; many of the police in the area are Western alumni. Other students may be slightly disadvantaged if they choose to go to graduate school, depending on where they go and the intensity of the program. For example, many transfer students comment on the light course load and relatively easy curriculum at WIU. In addition, many other schools have larger class sizes and shorter office hours, which Western students will not be used to. However, as long as students keep this in mind, Western will prepare them for their future effectively.

Students at Western Illinois University are offered many outlets for academic, personal, and professional help. While a degree from Western alone doesn’t carry enough weight to grant admission into an extremely competitive graduate school, there are still opportunities to build an exceptional transcript. The relatively small student body makes getting involved easy; athletics, student government, and even scholarships are accessible to the average student. Moreover, the classes are small and teachers often strive to get to know students on a personal level. Macomb isn’t ideal for everyone, but it grows on most people by the time they graduate. Western has an optimal balance of academics, extracurricular activities, partying, and athletics. While it doesn’t excel at any particular area, it provides students with a balanced college experience.

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