Illinois State University

Normal, IL

Illinois State University

Normal, IL

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$14,832

$26,832

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,234
Declined 2,917
Total Received 16,151
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Public

18,250

undergraduate students

2,628

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 1,110-acre campus is located in the urban area of Normal-Bloomington.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 20,878
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational

1,180-acre campus in Normal (population: 54,284), with a 300-acre farm in Lexington; 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Central Illinois Regional

Illinois State University
100 North University Street
Normal, IL
61761

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31.2%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Festival ISU
  • Passages/Welcome Weekend
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
51%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
53%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
30-36
8%
24-29
33%
18-23
54%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline April 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.48

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,234
Declined 2,917
Total Received 16,151

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

application essay
first generation
racial/ethnic status
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 71
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for minorities yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, cross-country, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, golf, handball, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agriculture, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Health
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Communications, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Technology
Insurance
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

20,878

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

18,250
students

Female
55%
10,109

Male
45%
8,141

13%

2,628
students

Female
65%
1,703

Male
35%
925

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

17,092
students

Female
56%
9,548

Male
44%
7,544

7%

1,158
students

Female
49%
561

Male
51%
597

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 79%
Student 4 year graduation rate 50%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
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

1,869

Transfer students enrolled

9%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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