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Academic Rigor
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4.5738
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Most Helpful Review for Illinois State University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Kaylyn from Normal, IL
  • 22 out of 22 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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  • 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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  • Brock from Lake Villa, IL
  • Jun-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Illinois State University is, without a doubt, my home. The beautiful campus, the incredible teachers, the professional and social opportunities, and even Reggie Redbird are just some of the things that constantly remind me how lucky I am to be a student here. I look forward to all the experiences that I have yet to live at ISU, and I know that I will be an extremely proud alumni one day.

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  • Wesley from Matteson, IL
  • Jun-15-2014 I am a past student here

    Illinois State was a very good school. There were lots of different activities for students to do and join to always keep a student busy. I think if you are looking for a school it should be ISU.

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  • Jessica from Waukegan, IL
  • Jun-13-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Illinois State University is really welcoming and the campus makes students feel right at home. The schools football team is really great and ISU falls into diversity one. I really enjoy that they offer various fields of major for everyone.

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  • Danielle from Lemont, IL
  • Mar-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Very beautiful school though I feel as if they care more about making money than helping their students succeed.

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