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Illinois State University Stats, Info and Facts

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21,039 Students

89% Admitted

  • 20,784 full time
  • 1,445 part time
  • 9,164 men full time
  • 11,873 women full time
  • 12,078 applied
  • 10,735 admitted
  • 3,694 enrolled

18,330 Undergraduates

$11,108 Tuition/Year

  • 2,396 Graduates
  • 72 Non-Degree
  • $11,108 in state
  • $2,955 fees
  • $9,850 room & board
  • $910 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Redbirds
School Colors: Red and White
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Taber from Antioch, IL
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  • Illinois State University is a wonderful school full of amazing opportunities. All staff strive to provide the best working and learning environment for their students. Gladly they teach and learn.…

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  • Tiffani from Chicago, IL
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  • illinois state university is a wonderfully diverse university. since being here, i have learned so many life lessons as well as the tools needed to become a wonderful teacher;…

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  • Amber from Chicago, IL
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  • Illinois State University (ISU) is a great way to get a great education and experience different things. You have adults and students that want to get involve with your career…

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Mission Statement

We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build amongst them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond

Illinois State University
  • Located in Normal, IL
  • Public
  • 21,039 students enrolled
  • 89% admitted
  • $11,108 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Claire from Wheaton, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I love all of the people I have met here, and I have yet to have a boring weekend. I love living in the dorms and taking part in as many of the campus activities I can. I would never miss a football game or basketball game! Especially the basketball games against Bradley (our rivals)! The food in the dining centers is REALLY good, especially compared to some horror stories I've heard of how it was a few years back (before they started fixing up campus and making it as nice as it is now). I love ISU, and I'm so glad I ended up here.

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  • 5
  • Monica from Park Ridge, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I love ISU! I love the campus, I love the people, I even love the classes. Everyone here is so friendly, the campus is beautiful and always has something going on. The school plans so many activities and off campus events are fun, too. Perfect location, in a small town, but right by a bigger city. I'm honestly never bored or lonely. ISU made the transition from high school to college effortless, it truly feels like home.

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  • 4
  • Allison from Brookfield, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful. It is very close-knit and nothing is too far. A 10 minute walk at most because everything is very close together. The atmosphere is very welcoming and I feel safe everywhere I go.

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  • 5
  • Jeanette from Eureka, IL
  • I am a current student here

    ISU's main slogan is that it has the opportunities of a large university but the atmosphere of a smaller college. There are a plethora of opportunities and so many things in which students can get involved. Everyone seems more friendly than big-name schools where students are forced to be more competitive than friendly.

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  • 4
  • Laura from Naperville, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Most people are very friendly here and the campus is beautiful. The quad has a variety of trees which make it pretty at all times of the year. Also, the public transportation is free for students and makes it easy for you to work off campus or go anywhere you need to go.

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