Illinois State University

North and School Streets, Normal, IL
4-year
Large
Suburban

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Questions and Answers about Illinois State University

Diamond J.
4 months ago
Is there an audition to be applicable for the acting major?
Toby P.
4 months ago
Where can I go to learn about ISU scholarships?
Sarah G.
4 months ago
Are SAT and/or ACT scores required for the application process?
Symone J.
4 months ago
What kind of Activities happen on campus during the year?
Macy N.
5 months ago
When do ISU students get assigned an advisor?
Trinity B.
5 months ago
If a student were to get a job at Illinois State University, would the cost of attending also go down?
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Majors offered at Illinois State University

Biggest majors
Marketing
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Finance and Financial Management Services

Academics at Illinois State University

1010-1190
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
20-26
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (89% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Illinois State University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Illinois State University Students5%19%60%22%1%1%1%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Illinois State University Students
21%
76%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Illinois State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Developer80k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)78k
Human Resources (HR) Manager67k
Account Manager60k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist60k
Financial Analyst59k
Staff Accountant57k
Based on 16,828 student responses
52.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
97.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
10%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Illinois State University

Illinois State University financial aid

Grants per year
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Student reviews of Illinois State University

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100% of students

Known for

Commuter-friendly
LGBTQ+ friendly
Beautiful campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Safe campus
Megan Sulak
Reading
Education
Advocacy And Activism
Clinical Psychology

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I enjoy the student academic areas that we are able to use, specifically the student Bone Center. This has tables and booths for students to sit and study, background noise, snacks and food for if we are staying for a long time, as well as many different student services.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I do not particularly enjoy Illinois State University because of the lack of information given about clubs and social events at times.

Taylor Parmentier
Nutrition and Health
Weightlifting
Running
Reading

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Illinois State University is a great university for anybody. It is a diverse campus and has opportunities for everyone. There are many clubs, events, and places to go. The campus is clean and welcoming. Professors are generally nice and want you to succeed. So far, I have learned a lot and feel that this education is preparing me for my future career.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Kayla Halter
Dance
Shopping And Thrifting

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I had an amazing time at Illinois State University. The students and faculty were welcoming and so beyond helpful. I thought that my program really set me up for success. I was able to get a job right out of college and now I am going to further my education. If Illinois state offered my graduate program I would stay because I knew I would be getting a great education.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It's not as big as U of I but it's not too small. The advisors can be rough to work with. I would suggest relying on your teachers more than your advisors.

Madi Snyder
Soccer
Politics and Political Science
Communications

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Everyone is super nice and every professor I have ever had is very helpful. The staff in every building is amazing. Everyone always has a smile on their face.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I did not like the dorms. In order to change roommates, there is a process to go to and the food in the dining halls wasn't always the best meal.

Noah Ferguson
Basketball
Statistics

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The professors are kind and helpful, the campus and dorms are clean, and the fitness center is exceptional! Food is okay, but there are many options to choose from.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The layout of my dorm can be confusing for guests and people from other dorms. There are some good issues because the workers went on strike.

Maranda Teutsch
Painting and Studio Art
Movies And Film
Reading
Art + 3 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

My program was small but still had great resources.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Parking can be difficult at times, not unlike most colleges.

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