Western Illinois University School of Agriculture

Macomb, IL

Founded in 1899

Motto: "Higher Values in Higher Education"





$8,883 / $8,883

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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Western Illinois University offers student-centered, undergraduate and graduate programs, characterized by innovative teaching, research, and service, grounded in interdisciplinary, regional and global perspectives. Western engages students in educational opportunities guided by a professional and diverse faculty and staff in collaboration with alumni and community partners. WIU offers an outstanding variety of in-demand, undergraduate and graduate programs, integrated programs, pre-professional programs, and certificate programs.

The WIU School of Agriculture offers students hands-on experience with traditional, new and organic crops, as well as with livestock, at on-campus agriculture laboratories and agriculture test stations, and research at off-campus sites, including the nearby Allison Organic Research Farm. Students have numerous internship opportunities, and a chance to conduct research in new greenhouse facilities, and participate in 16 agriculture-related student organizations.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Agriculture Business
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Total Enrollment: 5,408

Agricultural Students: 249

Male Female Student Ratio: 49%/51%


Application Fee: $30

Target SAT Score: 1031

Target ACT Score: 21


In-State: $8,883

Out-of-State: $8,883

Student Fees: $2,784

Room and Board: $9,800

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 13/1

Allison Organic Demonstration and Research Farm

The Allison Organic Demonstration and Research Farm is an 80-acre, pesticide-free facility about 20 miles north of Macomb, which provides research and employment opportunities to WIU students. Each fall, an organic farm field day is held at the site for farmers from across the region. Numerous products are harvested from the site, including purple and gold "Rocky" popcorn, which is sold on campus. More information about the farm is available at wiu.edu/cbt/agriculture/farms/organic.