About Western Illinois University
Western Illinois University is a four-year, coeducational, public research university located in Macomb. Illinois. It was established in 1899 and now has 10,520 undergraduate students with an additional 2,034 graduate students. Western Illinois University competes in NCAA Division I-AA athletics and the school mascot is Rocky the Bulldog. The current president of the university is Jack Thomas. Western Illinois University is the only public school in the country that is permitted by the Department of the Navy to use the United States Marine Corps official seal, mascot and nickname: The Fighting Leathernecks.