Overview

Applicants
13,156
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.33

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
22 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,205
with Terminal Degree
822

603
Men
602
Women
150
Minority
22
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
71%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Donald McHenry
United Nations Ambassador

Barbara Scholley
Fourth woman commander of a Naval Ship

Doug Collins
Sportscaster, former coach of Chicago Bulls

Robert O'Dell
Major figure - development of the Hubble Telescope

Mike Prior
Professional Football

John Malkovich
Actor

Judith Ivey
Actor

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,114

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,457

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,837

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,767

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,958

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,630
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,590
Required Fees
$2,600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,074

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,850
Transportation for Commuters
$5,171

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,594
Out of State
2%

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
59

Demographics

1.73%
Asian
6.30%
African-American
6.04%
Hispanic
82.60%
Caucasian
1.38%
Unknown

55% female
45% male
2% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
30%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
73

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Concerns

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Ann M. Caldwell

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
See attached information.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
See attached information.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
294
Number of Honor Societies
27

Number of Social Sororities
21
Number of Religious Organizations
31

8% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Redbirds)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Redbirds)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
80

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
96

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25.5

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
with Apple, IBM Cisco, Sun, Dell, Gateway, Microsoft, and McAfee.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Doris Groves
Director of Admissions

Address
Illinois State University
Campus Box 2200
Normal, IL 61790-2200

Phone
309-438-2181

Email
admissions@ilstu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
College of Business Building
Science Laboratory Building
Redbird Arena
Bone Student Center
Student Fitness Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Uptown Normal and the Normal Theatre
Bloomington Center for Performing Arts
Constitution Trail
David Davis Mansion
Normal CornBelters

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.goredbirds.com/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis, greyhound bus, Amtrak, Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington-Normal Public Transportation System, Peoria Charter Coach (shuttle to and from Chicago airports)

Driving Instructions to Campus
Where I 55 and I 74 meet in heart of Illinois
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Key Stats

13,156
Applicants
18,594
Size
63%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists