Illinois State University
Normal, IL, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate
16,151
Students Applied
94%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1678
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision April 1, 2022 June 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
76
52%
Submitting ACT
82%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1132
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
610
Reading
25th
510
75th
610
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
32%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
619
$30k - $48k
359
$48k - $75k
327
$75k - $110k
409
$110k+
781

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-366-2478
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
Apply for as many scholarships as possible especially if you receive very low- no income. Know the difference between work and play! Remember that your education comes first and that you are paying for this. Get to know all of your professors! Get involved!
Porscha from Chicago, IL
Don't be scared! College should be some of the best times of your life; embrace it. Join clubs and get involved and meet new people, but DON'T let your social life take over. You also need to make time for your classes and school work. You need to actually go to class and take it seriously as well. Don't write off a class as a blow off and think you can get away with not going. All they ask of you is 50 to 75 minutes of your time per class, so just roll out of bed and go, even if it's in your pajamas!
Alexandra from Homewood, IL
ISU is a big school. If you want to go here, I recommend a visit before you make your decision.
Courtney from Wayne, IL
-- GO TO CLASS!
-- Make new friends, be outgoing, everyone is in the same boat!
-- Milner Library can actually be a good time!
Christina from Hickory Hills, IL
Get involved! Study hard! Have fun! College is the best 4 years of your life. Try to get the most out of every moment and you will have a wonderful college experience.
Kelsey from Island Lake, IL
Stay focused, surround yourself around the people that want better for you, always follow your first mind, and listen more than you speak.
Shauny from Chicago, IL
Try to have an idea of what you would like to major in before attending college and live on campus to get the full experience of college. Visit the campus a few times before attending. That's what I did and it made it easier for me to get around places.
Vince from Plainfield, IL
As I stated above, Illinois State although a great value, is not cheap. Look into scholarships still, and find every bit of help you can. Also, when you come to visit Illinois State look at all the residents halls. We have four distinctly different halls. Someone might love Watterson Towers for example, but another might hate it. Find the residence hall that is that right fit for you, and you will enjoy Illinois State much more.
Paul from Pocahontas, IL
You should get involved, there are clubs, sports, and activities for everyone. You meet so many new people and just enjoy the four years you have here. It's a great school, its not to big but not to small, its perfect.
Becca from Carol Stream, IL
I would definitely check into ISU it is a great school
Katlyn from Lockport, IL

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