Western Illinois University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
The Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration program (RPTA) at Western Illinois University is one of the best recreation programs in the field. Classes were interactive, stimulating, challenging, and they greatly prepared the students for their future careers. Instructors have years of valuable experience both in the recreation field and teaching, and they really care about their students. Not only does the RPTA department teach inside of the classroom, but also outside. The department runs Horn Field Campus, a park with prairie land, high and low ropes courses, hiking trails, and lodges. Horn field campus is largely ran by undergraduate and graduate RPTA students. In addition to horn field, the RPTA department also offers many trips around the country to national parks and landmarks to learn more about the recreation and tourism industry. The RPTA program at Western Illinois University is an amazing program with invaluable benefits for it's students, and sends students out into the field prepared and confident in their abilities.
Since graduating, the campus has moved to the new Moline location. The professors are great and now the campus facilities reflect that.
WIU-QC is a great, small school. The staff and faculty are very helpful and take an effort to get to know their students and help them succeed. The majority of the English courses are taught by two of the best professors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Going to college was one of the best decisions I ever made. I learned to be independent and made friends from all over while living in the dorms. It not only helped me in my career but for success in life in general.
Excellent program with knowledgeable faculty that really prepared me for my work as a school counselor.