Western Illinois University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 38 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Town: Remote
  • Student Population: 10,373 (8,543 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 52% part-time, 48% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,458
Source: NCES

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3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

In the College Student Personnel program, student learning and development is paramount for our development as students and professionals. This growth is facilitated in the program through student, faculty, and student affairs professional partnerships in the classroom and in practical experiences in the field of student affairs.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

My program really seems to prepare its students for a life in the helping profession, and the Professors are very knowledgeable with many years of tangible and teachable experience
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015

Personally, I feel the biggest benefit to being in Western Illinois University's Astrophysics program is how accessible the teachers are for questions regarding classes, for questions regarding degree paths, and questions regarding careers afterwards. In addition, most of the teachers are willing to go over any parts of their courses with you individually that you are having trouble understanding. I would say the biggest downside is the surrounding area; Macomb is a relatively small city, and does not hold every type of store or job that one might want in a place to live.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

So far, the graduate program has proven to be challenging, informative, and creative. I feel very comfortable with my professors and they are very encouraging. The only downfall is the financial aid available to grad students. Most of the financial aid offered is for undergrads when grad students need help, too.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

They give a lot of scholarship money to the MFA actors, the only thing you will have to pay for is student fees. The faculty and students are all pretty awesome!
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors really care about your success. The school, however, seems to only cares about their bottom line. If your grad program consists mainly (or only) of online classes but you choose to live on campus, watch out--you will not be allowed to use the gym, or the clinic, without paying extra because they consider you a "distance" learner, even if you pay room and board. Housing is old but decent. The area is nice and transportation is great (free town bus, close to Amtrak and Enterprise, and has bike and car rentals by the hour). The best thing about this school, however, would be the faculty and their level of commitment not only to their students but to their area of expertise.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate coordinator chairperson for my graduate program was very supportive, informative and helpful for my specific program. I love the school, I also did my undergraduate degree in biology there. All the courses I took were very interesting and enjoyable, there were a few professors who made them more challenging which is something I like. Everyone is there to help you, there is no need to feel as though you are alone. There were plenty of activities and clubs to get into and create new relationships with other students.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

WIU QC offers a high quality, accredited MBA program at an affordable price. They offer fixed tuition after starting the program. The facility is brand new with state of the art technology and LEED building certification. High quality and international professors that teach with an emphasis on the global economy. Evening classes are available as well as online classes which make it very accessible for working professionals and parents.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

The program itself doesn't seem very competitive, but you will get out what you put into it. Faculty and staff are extremely helpful and available to anyone who makes use of them. The classes are interesting and the workload is manageable. Scheduling is very easy to make work around a work schedule.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

I really like the people in my program. They are very nice and relatable
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