Illinois State University (ISU)

Normal, IL

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Illinois State University

Illinois State University

ISU Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 13 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Illinois State University

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

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.

Academics

I have been taking classes from the School of Kinesiology. They have fantastic teachers and the program makes me happy I choose recreation management as my major. The classes hold around 30. My workload is very manageable and I have only had a few frustratingly hard/long assignments. No class has been to much for me to handle. I am a B average student.

College Life

The athletics programs at Illinois State are fantastic to watch. Currently ISU has a new football stadium under construction. The basketball games are my absolute favorite to attend. Very exciting! The nightlife is great. Campus safety is iffy. ISU will send out text messages to all its students if there is a threat on campus. Often times they are at 3am.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

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.

Academics

The classes at Illinois State are perfect. The school excels in several different major programs, especially the accounting program I am currently in. The workload for classes is decent but is not too much where it is easy to get super stressed out over. All the professors are pleasant and are there to help their students succeed. The only thing is that when taking the GenEd courses the class size is rather large, and you have to go and personally ask a professor for help if you need it.

College Life

Life at Illinois State University is wonderful. There are so many different clubs and organizations to join. The weekend activities the school offers are interesting and extremely fun to attend. I absolutely love the college life here at Illinois State!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I enjoy the great teachers. I also like that there is club sports available as well as intramural teams. The most memories I will have from this school is the amazing friends that I have made and the club softball team as well.

Academics

I love my major to begin with. The teachers are phenomenal and always try to get you to understand the material. The class size is just perfect with around 50 students because it's not too big or small. I would highly recommend prospective students to look into this major.

College Life

I am now the President of the club softball team and absolutely love it. It helps keep me busy enough to get everything done and it's something that I can do without giving up what I love to do best. Most students on campus are very friendly, but the weekend activities are a lot of fun as well especially being surrounded by Bloomington.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Illinois State University is a great school out in Illinois. It in my personal opinion is above average in every are including housing, social life, acedemics, and more! The school appears to have friendly students who would be kind and welcoming to all who joines. Anyone who is thinking about going to this school such as I am and is unable to get out there to take a look at it, I can assure you its a worthwhile school that you dont have to hesitate about going to!

Academics

As an upcoming student I have researched the class sizes and the acedemic field as a whole. There classes in my opinion are a medium size. There not the smallest I have seen which is due to the fact that its not a unpopulated school. Theres enough students to populate all the classes, but theres not a minimal amount that will keep you in highschool sized classes. The professors appear to be nice and helpful and it also seems like you get the perfect work load to keep you learning but not stressed.

College Life

The campus appears to be a large, yet not confusing campus thats bussling with a diverse social atmosphere. The campus has tons of clubs and activities to quench everyones thirst for excitment. The campus also seems to be safe, I have personaly heard of no major accidents that have taken place at the campus.


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