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Western Illinois University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

Western Illinois University (WIU) is moderately selective in admitting students with an acceptance rate of 60% as of Fall 2017. Applications are accepted thrice a year: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

  • Both undergraduates and graduates can apply through the university’s online application portal.
  • Undergraduate applicants with at least 1030 SAT/20 ACT score and a 3.0/4.0 GPA are awarded the Western Commitment scholarship automatically. These awards are renewable up to eight semesters and the application deadline is May 15.
  • International students may be required to take additional courses at Western Illinois University to bridge any gap/deficiencies in previous coursework.
  • A major advantage offered to international students is that the application for admission and application fee is valid for two consecutive years from the first application date if the applicant did not attend at all or did not complete the online application. The University can be requested to Reactivate Application form.



Application PortalUniversity Admission Portal
Application Fee30 USD
Payment ModeMasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Check or Money Order
GPA Range2.6 – 3.3 (4.0 scale)
Acceptance Rate60%
SAT940 – 1150
ACT18 – 23
Undergraduate Tuition15,418 USD per year


Application PortalUniversity PG admission portal
Application Fee30 USD
Payment ModeMasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Check or Money Order

Boise State University Admission Deadlines

Fall ApplicationFebruary 1
Spring ApplicationJuly 1
Summer (only online courses)January 15
Western Commitment Scholarship ApplicationMay 15

Western Illinois University International Student Admissions

The admission process for domestic and international students are both conducted online. However, international students have additional requirements and must be careful with their visa process so as to complete it in time.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Official transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions (colleges, universities, training schools) that have been attended by the applicant.
    • All documents must be in English or must be officially translated in English. The official transcript must be submitted in its original language along with the English translation.
  • GRE/GMAT scores.
  • SAT/ACT Score
  • English language scores
  • Photocopy of passport.

Language Requirements for International Students

The minimum scores required are as follows:

TOEFL (internet-based)73

International applicants who do not satisfy the ELP requirement must pay a deposit of 4,500 USD before an I-20 is issued. Payment can be made by bank drafts issued from a U.S. bank or wire transfer.

Visa Process for International Students

  • The university issues Form I-20 to international applicants on submission of the following documents:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa.
  • Form submission followed by payment of the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Where to apply: University UG Admissions Portal

Application fee:

  • WIU primarily considers ACT/SAT scores and high school GPA while reviewing applications.
    • SAT: 1030
    • ACT: 20
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation are considered for those applicants whose test scores or GPA is less than the class average
  • Official transcripts are required to complete the application.
    • The official transcripts can be sent to Western Illinois University either through mail or by utilizing a secure delivery service.
  • Applicants have to complete all of the core subjects’ requirements for them to be considered for general admission.
    • Core Subject Requirements
      • English – 4 years of course
      • Mathematics – 3 years of courses
      • Natural Science – 3 years of courses
      • Social Science – 3 years of courses
      • Other – 2 years of electives

Graduate Admission Requirements 

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBAUniversity admission portalFall: February 1
Spring: July 1
30 USDRequired GPA: Cumulative: 2.75 or more; Resume and Essay; GMAT 500+, or GRE 150+ (quantitative and verbal sections)TOEFL: 550 (PBT) 79 (iBT) OR IELTS: 6.5 overall (6.5 speaking)
MS in Computer Science
University admission portalFall: Feb 1
Spring: July 1
30Required GPA: Cumulative: 2.75 or moreTOEFL: 73
IELTS: 6.0
MS in Engineering Technology LeadershipUniversity admission portalFall: Feb 1
Spring: July 1
30A bachelor’s degree with a Technology major; Required GPA: Cumulative: 2.75 or more; GRE Scores (optional)TOEFL: 73
IELTS: 6.0

Graduate students are advised to apply for fall or spring intakes as WIU summer courses are offered online only and due to visa regulations, international students on campus can take only one online course per semester to maintain their full-time status.

Graduate International students applying for a full-time degree at WIU can avail of Graduate assistantships to work in a job related to their field of study and receive a stipend as well as a waiver of tuition. Assistantship applications received prior to March 15 (for the fall semester) will be given priority consideration.

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