Tuition & Fees

$14,208

$25,428

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,332
Declined + 1,260
Total Received 11,592
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Public

18,330

undergraduate students

2,454

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Marketing
  3. Agriculture
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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 1,111-acre campus is located in the urban area of Normal-Bloomington.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 20,784
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

1,111-acre campus in Normal (population: 54,264), 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
32%
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

 
16 fraternities 15% of male students
 
19 sororities 22% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
10%
24-29
34%
18-23
48%
12-17
8%
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
42%
12-17
12%
30-36
7%
24-29
38%
18-23
54%
12-17
1%

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

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,332
Declined + 1,260
Total Received 11,592

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
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@illinoisstate.edu

Financial Aid

46%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,666

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,208
Room & board $9,952
Books & supplies $910
Total $25,070
Average Financial Aid - $10,666
Total with Avg. Aid $14,404
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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
Interim Director of Financial Aid
financialaid@illinoisstate.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Baseball, Capoeira, Cross-Country, Fencing, Fishing, Handball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Paintball, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Water Skiing, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Dance, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Water Skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Body Building, Bowling, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Football, Floor Hockey, Disc Golf, Handball, Kickball, Skating, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Trap/skeet, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Larry Lyons (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Leanna Bordner (women's)
Deputy Director Of Athletics/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Gateway Football Conference
Mascot
Reggie Redbird
School colors
red and white

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Marketing
  3. Agriculture

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

20,784

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

18,330
students

Female
55%
10,119

Male
45%
8,211

12%

2,454
students

Female
65%
1,606

Male
35%
848

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

17,165
students

Female
56%
9,580

Male
44%
7,585

7%

1,165
students

Female
47%
539

Male
53%
626

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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
10%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
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

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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

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 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Rachel Webb
Coordinator, International Student and Scholar Services
309 438-5276
internationalstudents@ilstu.edu

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