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Western Illinois University, IL

When looking to advance their education, many young scholars in the Midwest have come to recognize student living at Western Illinois University as a top option. In addition to offering a wide range of academic programs, the school provides two separate campuses - one in Macomb, Illinois, the other in Moline, Illinois - where students can find a convenient university apartment. The school traces its history to 1899, when it opened as a teacher training school with a small student body. Today, almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students study at Western Illinois University and benefit from a comfortable lifestyle in the school’s student housing.

Western Illinois University offers as broad a curriculum as nearly any other public institution in the Midwest. Those in WIU student housing can choose from 71 undergraduate majors, 51 degree programs, and 13 pre-professional degrees at the undergraduate level, and 42 degree and certificate programs at the graduate level. The school operates four main academic colleges, in addition to the Honors College of Extended Studies, which offers nontraditional programs, and a notable School of Music. Recently the university further expanded its offerings by adding a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership. In part for these distinctions, Western Illinois University has enjoyed standing as the 11th best public university in the Midwest, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Off campus housing near each of the school’s campuses remains a popular option for commuter students and full-residents alike. In particular, West Jackson Street puts students near a busy drag of entertainment venues, restaurants and coffee shops in Macomb, Illinois.

Looking for apartments near Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois? Look no further than ApartmentGuide.com to find WIU apartments for rent and learn more about this neighborhood.