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Tuition & Fees

$13,666

$21,482

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,301
Declined + 3,996
Total Received 15,297
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Marketing
  3. Nursing
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School Facts

Illinois State, founded in 1857, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 1100-acre campus is located in the urban area of Normal-Bloomington.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 20,615
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)

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Codes

SAT 1319
ACT 1042

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Normal, IL

1100-acre campus in Normal (population: 54,664) with a 300-acre farm in Lexington Illinois, 40 miles from Peoria. Served by train; air and bus serve Bloomington (three miles); major airport serves Chicago (130 miles). School operates evening transportation to local residences and stores. Public transportation serves campus.

Illinois State University
100 North University Street
Normal, IL 61761

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
15 fraternities 3% of male students
 
15 sororities 4% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
10%
24-29
40%
18-23
46%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
46%
18-23
39%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
44%
18-23
50%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,301
Declined + 3,996
Total Received 15,297

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jeff Mavros
Director of Admissions
P: 800 366-2478
F: 309 438-3932
admissions@ilstu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,462,580
State $21,362,661
Institutional $17,132,978
Other external $1,475,852
Total $63,434,071

Non-need-based

Federal $290,201
State $4,246,733
Institutional $2,652,064
Other external $767,031
Total $7,956,029

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (outdoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Gateway Football Conference (Football I-AA), Missouri Valley Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Reggie Redbird
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Actuarial Science
Agriculture
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Archaeology
Art
Arts Technology
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business Information Systems
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Clinical Counseling Psychology
College Student Personnel Administration
Communication Studies
Communications
Computer Science
Construction Management
Criminal Justice Sciences
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance Performance
Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
English
English Studies
Environmental Health
Exercise Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family/Consumer Sciences
Finance
Foreign Languages
French
Geography
Geology
German
Graphic Communication
Health Education
Health Information Management
History
Hydrogeology
Information Systems
Instructional Technology/Design
Insurance
International Business
Journalism
Kinesiology/Recreation
Languages
Legal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mass Media
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle Level Teacher Education
Music
Music Education
Network/Telecommunications Management
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Public Relations
Reading
Recreation/Park Administration
Renewable Energy
Safety
School Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Teaching/Learning
Technology
Technology Education
Theatre
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Undergraduate

88%

18,155
students

Female
55%
9,976

Male
45%
8,179

Graduate

12%

2,460
students

Female
64%
1,573

Male
36%
887

undergraduateFull-time

93%

17,040
students

Female
56%
9,410

Male
44%
7,630

undergraduatePart-time

7%

1,115
students

Female
51%
566

Male
49%
549

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sarah Steinhorst
Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services
309 438-5276
internationalstudents@ilstu.edu

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