Illinois State University (ISU)

Normal, IL

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Illinois State University

Illinois State University

Illinois State University Student Essentials

Illinois State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Reggie Redbird
Nickname: ISU
Website: illinoisstate.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $12,726
Out-of-State Tuition: $20,016
Retention Rate: 82%
Enrollment: 23,713
Year Established: 1857

About ISU

For an undergraduate or grad program in Normal, Ilinois, there is Illinois State University, a school that offers more than just an amazing academic program.

Among the fields of study are Agribusiness, Audiology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance Education, Early Childhood Education, Food Industry Management, Information Systems, Journalism, Marketing, Mass Media, Nursing, and many more unique programs.

ISU offers student services like academic advising, counseling, student leadership conferences, study skill workshops, cultural and educational activities, and a transfer student mentorship program. Illinois State also has a successful athletic program, and has its own golf course.

The career center has many services that can help students find post-graduation employment, such as a cultural career network program, internships, job fairs and career events, mock interviews, on-campus interviews, career advisement, and resume and cover letter critiques.

ISU has a scholarship search function, which allows students to sift through the many available scholarship programs for eligible students such as ADM minority scholarship, the friends of Donna Mauk memorial scholarship, and other Illinois state scholarships. Financial aid advisors also have information on loans, grants, and work-study programs and the required qualifications.

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ISU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 13 Reviews

77% of students gave Illinois State University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Illinois State is a college I transferred to after two years at a community college. They accepted all my previous credit hours acquired and the transition was very seamless and easy. Early in the fall semester is a great time to get out on the quad, join clubs, and meet new people. Do not make the mistake and think you will join clubs later. Believe me, you will get busy with class/life and miss out on some wonderful experiences.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Illinois State University is a fantastic school! The campus is absolutely gorgeous. The professors are more than helpful and are always willing to help their students. I actually tried out for the ISU Bowling Team and found that I loved the experience. Joining organizations and clubs is a great way to meet new people. The university also provides numerous opportunities for networking and getting a job. I love being a student here and would not change my choice at all.


ISU Map & Location

Illinois State University
North and School Streets
Normal, IL 61790


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Getting Around ISU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Normal, IL

Winter
Dec
36
19
Jan
33
15
Feb
38
19
Spring
Mar
49
27
Apr
62
38
May
73
49
Summer
Jun
83
60
Jul
86
63
Aug
84
61
Fall
Sep
78
53
Oct
65
41
Nov
50
31

ISU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 19,965
Freshman Class 4,335
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 23,713

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 83%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 6%
African American 6%
Caucasian 83%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%
Full-Time 70%
Part-Time 30%
Women 58%
Men 42%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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