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Tuition & Fees

$13,666

$21,482

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,642
Declined + 2,681
Total Received 13,323
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  18

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 20,760
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  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
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
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

 
18 fraternities 8% of male students
 
18 sororities 17% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
12%
24-29
37%
18-23
47%
12-17
4%
30-36
6%
24-29
45%
18-23
40%
12-17
9%
30-36
6%
24-29
41%
18-23
53%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
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

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,642
Declined + 2,681
Total Received 13,323

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
diving
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
Agriculture
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Art
Arts Technology
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Teacher Education
Business Administration
Business Information Systems
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Clinical Counseling Psychology
College Student Personnel Administration
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Construction Management
Criminal Justice Sciences
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
English
English Studies
Environmental Health
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
German
Graphic Communications
Health Education
Health Information Management
History
Hydrogeology
Industrial Technology
Information Systems
Instructional Technology/Design
Insurance
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Journalism
Kinesiology/Recreation
Languages/Literature/Cultures
Legal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mass Media
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle Level Teacher Education
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Network/Telecommunications Management
Nursing
Nursing Practice
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-Language Pathology
Teaching/Learning
Technology
Technology Education
Theatre
University Studies
Writing
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Undergraduate

89%

18,426
students

Female
55%
10,115

Male
45%
8,311

Graduate

11%

2,334
students

Female
65%
1,506

Male
35%
828

undergraduateFull-time

93%

17,151
students

Female
56%
9,464

Male
44%
7,687

undergraduatePart-time

7%

1,275
students

Female
52%
651

Male
48%
624

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

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
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • 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 75
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Mexico
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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