Western Illinois University Reviews

3.87 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
  • Macomb (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,951
100% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Julia Henderson - 9/12/2019
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014
"I received my degree in Mathematics from the College of Science. I was not very involved with my program and actively seeking help from classmates and professors. I was always good in Mathematics and was always a person to go to if someone needed help with their math classes. I preferred having to work on calculations instead of writing papers and figuring out words. Once I got to a higher level of mathematics, the calculations stopped and I had to prove mathematical theories so I do not think I was interested at the end. Mathematics did teach me a lot but I would usually go to my professors and get help with my assignments and did not use my peers very well. The professors were pretty helpful most of the time. There is always a few professors that are a little more difficult to deal with, but for the most part they were good educators. There were evaluations at the completion of every class which means the school valued our input and let us give our honest opinion of the overall class. I hope the professors took advantage and actually listened to the feed back given and alter some of their lessons to make it easier for students to succeed. My counselor was also a good person to talk to about my program. She set me up to succeed in all of my classes as well as gave me feedback on what classes to take next. This also helped prepare me for every semester."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Kayla Smiley - 8/13/2019
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Going to Western Illinois University and being apart of the Forensic Psychology program was the best decision I have made. Not many schools offer this degree at the undergraduate level, so I was very lucky to be apart of the program. The classes I took were amazing, and the professors in the psychology department loved their job. There were plenty of opportunities to become a research assistant, which I took advantage of."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth Medina - 5/14/2019
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014
"My time at Western Illinois University was great! I attended the Quad Cities campus, because it was close to home. The campus had just expanded right before I graduated, and using state of the art facility at the time was amazing. The best part was the library and all the collaboration space that was available on campus. This helped tremendously when it came to large study groups, presentations, or a place to just hang out with your friends while you make note cards for the next exam. My professors were great, I loved the fact that I had a connection with my instructors and any time I asked for help, none of them had a problem meeting one-on-one to discuss or address the concerning issue. It felt as though each instructor truly cared about your well-being. The advising staff was just as amazing, signing up for my classes took a little as 5 minutes to as long at 45 minutes, each advisor gives you their full attention and are really helpful when it comes to answering questions about your financial aid package or course work needed to complete your degree. It has been several years since I have graduated from Western Illinois University, but I still keep in contact with some of my closest instructors and my academic advisor. Truly that is what makes a difference, is having that connection with instructors and staff that make you feel comfortable and they care able your wellbeing that they even want to keep in touch after youve graduated to see all the great work and success you are having since graduating."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Rick - 12/8/2018
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 1992
"It's been a few years since I was there, that said, I enjoyed my time at Western Illinois University, lots of student organizations to get involved with and become part of university life. The Macomb campus is in a rural area. I found my instructors generally good and helpful. Academics were on par with other mid range state universities. Financial Aid was decent and the people in Sherman Hall (main administrative area) were generally helpful. I was satisfied with my degree and program. The school has a solid ROTC program."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Megan H - 6/26/2017
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011
"Since graduating, the campus has moved to the new Moline location. The professors are great and now the campus facilities reflect that."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/9/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Louie - 8/19/2015
Degree: Law Enforcement
Graduation Year: 2009
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/27/2015
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2012
"Excellent program with knowledgeable faculty that really prepared me for my work as a school counselor."