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Most Helpful Review for Illinois State University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Kaylyn from Normal, IL
  • 24 out of 24 people found this review helpful

I have learned so much already from ISU. I came to school having no idea what I wanted to do and no direction towards any specific career path. Illinois State helped me figure this out quickly my freshman year through its variety of General Education classes. It really opened my eyes to all of the options you have once you begin your education here.

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  • Brandon from Rochester Hills, MI
  • Jan-02-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Illinois State helped me figure what i could in my freshman year through its variety of classes. All of the options you have once you begin your education here.

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  • from Galesburg, IL
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Watterson is a great dorm with a great environment and large rooms Food selection is great and also more than enough to eat. I have made great friends in this 1st semester and could not have asked for a better experience

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  • Lesly from Forest View, IL
  • Nov-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Being my first semester, and first year getting that college experience that everyone seems to be talking about... well you'll definitely find it here! Teachers, students, the ambiance that this school gives off is that like no other. You will not regret your college choice with Illinois State academically, socially, and financially.

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  • Elizabeth from Bourbonnais, IL
  • Sep-10-2015 I am a current student here

    I honestly did not like it here at all, and am transferring from the institution. The campus is way too big and feel like, educationally, it does not suffice for my goals and career path. If you wish to stay local after graduation, this is a great school for you. If not, I would HIGHLY suggest some place else. It is also pricey for a state school.

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  • Pontiac, IL
  • Sep-03-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I am thinking about attending this school. It has great reviews, and I've been to the campus. I can't wait to visit it again.

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  • Em from Hawaii 5-0
  • Feb-17-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Looks like a great school. Like the colors. Anyone know the mascot?

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  • Kelsey from Island Lake, IL
  • Feb-17-2015 I am a past student here

    ISU is a great place to learn and grow as an adult. There are so many great people, professors, and faculty. It's not too small and it's not too big. It is great to be a Redbird!

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  • Tara from Chicago Heights, IL
  • Jan-27-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I have visited Illinois State once with my school and from what I saw it was great. The gym looked awesome (don't wanna gain that freshman 15). However the two downsides I saw with the campus is that one, it is a school known for earning a degree in teaching, which for me is no good being that I plan on being premed, and two there is no Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts on campus which is a downside for me since I live off of the two. Also, Keurigs aren't permitted in the dorms which is a bummer.

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  • Joiya from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-29-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Illinois State is my top choice for school because it is close to home, its a large school with a small school field, it has a great Athletic Training program and it has many scholarship opportunities.

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  • Shauny from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-03-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    If you are looking for a college that has a lot of tutoring this is the one everyone helps each other out. There is no such thing as every man for themselves as soon as you step foot on this campus you feel like your home. Overall Illinois state university is the best college so far.

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