Midwestern University Downers Grove

Midwestern University Downers Grove

Midwestern University, or MWU, was originally established as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1900. It was named the Midwestern University in 1993. This private graduate school of medicine has two campuses in Downers Grove, Illinois, and Glendale, Arizona. The 105-acre Downers Grove campus is known as the Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Midwestern University Downers Grove campus offers a variety of degrees in the fields of osteopathic medicine, pharmacology, physician assistant studies, physical and occupational therapy, biomedical sciences, clinical psychology, and health sciences. MWU offers the following academic divisions:

  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • College of Health Sciences

Students at the MWU Downers Grove are involved in various clubs and organizations. These include the Student Government, American Medical Student Association, Emergency Medicine Club, Sigma Sigma Phi- Epsilon Chapter, and Student Osteopathic Pediatric Association. The university also sponsors sports including volleyball, basketball, soccer, swimming, softball, martial arts, underwater hockey, yoga, and ping-pong.

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Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove , IL 60515-5514
General Phone: (630) 969-4400

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Midwestern University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine374osteopathic medicine, pharmacy
Medical Support and Technology81physician assistant
Therapy and Counseling46clinical psychology, physical therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22occupational therapy
Science21biomedical sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Midwestern University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1304
First-professional degree3742
Doctor's degree401

Midwestern University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Midwestern University had a total enrollment of 1,978 students (678 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 29%
First Professional 71%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 20%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 6%
22-24 47%
25-29 37%
30-34 6%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Midwestern University Room and Board (2007)

Midwestern University offers campus housing for 420 of its 678 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Downers Grove, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 12 meals per week.

Midwestern University Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Midwestern University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 6,314
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,458

Financial Aid:
Midwestern University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 165700)

Midwestern University Faculty

Midwestern University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track915
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1034

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$112,2913$109,764
Associate professorcalendar year7$97,52919$94,874
Assistant professorcalendar year9$89,02528$86,383
Instructorcalendar year1*7$60,121
No academic rankcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year23$94,51758$86,796

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Midwestern University Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Biomedical Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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