Illinois State University

Normal, IL, USA
3.90 Average Rating

Founded in 1857, Illinois State University is the oldest public university in Illinois. The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education cites ISU as the second largest producer of teachers in the nation. U.S. News & World Report lists this “selective” university as #83 in Top Public Schools. Education is the most popular area of study, followed by business and health majors.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
96%
Out of State Students
2%
0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1090
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision April 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
21,039
Total Number of Undergrads
18,643
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
46%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,437
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,827
Out-of-State Tuition
$14,451
0
100
47%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,624
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
400
Size of Town
Suburb: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Bloomington
Peoria
Saint Louis
Springfield
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
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; as they are wonderful as well. all in all, illinois state is not a decision i regret.
Tiffani from Chicago, IL
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.
Taber from Antioch, IL

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