Illinois State University

Normal, IL

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.

School Profiles: Undergrad

Illinois State University

Normal, IL

Tuition & Fees

$14,832

$26,356

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Agriculture
  3. Finance
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Codes

SAT 1319
ACT 1042

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 20,878
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)

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Normal, IL

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.

Illinois State University
100 North University Street
Normal, IL 61761

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
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

 
20 fraternities 4% of male students
 
19 sororities 7% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
52%
400-499
17%
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
52%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
15%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
16%
30-36
9%
24-29
34%
18-23
54%
12-17
3%

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

81%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jeff Mavros
Director of Admissions
P: 800 366-2478
admissions@illinoisstate.edu

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,087.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,832
Room $5,334
Board $4,516
Books & supplies $802
Total $25,484
Average Financial Aid - $12,087
Total with Avg. Aid $13,397
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 309 438-2231
F: 309 438-3755
financialaid@illinoisstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Bridget Curl
Director of Financial Aid
financialaid@illinoisstate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

badminton, basketball, football, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, table tennis, volleyball

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Agriculture
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Art
Arts Technology
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Teacher Education
Business Administration
Business Education
Business Information Systems
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Clinical Counseling Psychology
College Student Personnel Administration
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Construction Management
Criminal Justice Sciences
Cybersecurity
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
English
English Studies
Environmental Health
European Studies
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Design/Merchandising
Finance
Food/Nutrition/Dietetics
French
Geography
Geology
German
Graphic Communications
Health Information Management
Health Promotion/Education
History
Human Development/Family Science
Hydrogeology
Industrial Technology
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
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
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Reading
Recreation/Park Administration
Renewable Energy
Risk Management/Insurance
Safety
School Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Teaching/Learning
Technology
Technology Education
Theatre
Theatre Studies
University Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Agriculture
  3. Finance

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Technologies
  • Other

20,878

total students

97%

in-state

3%

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 Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
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

Transfer Admissions

91%

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
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: May 1

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
The Democratic Republic Of Congo
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Aubrey Wagoner
Coordinator, International Student and Scholar Services
309 438-5276
internationalstudents@illinoisstate.edu

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