Illinois State University campus

Overview

Applicants
13,323
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.32

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,264
with Terminal Degree
824

694
Women
570
Men
158
Minority
29
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agriculture, General

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Construction Management
  • Finance, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Graphic Communications, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Business Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Jay Blunk
Executive Vice President of the Chicago Blackhawks

Mike Zimmer
NFL Head Coach of the Minnesota Vikings

Doug Collins
Sportscaster, former coach of Chicago Bulls

Jane Lynch
Actress

Sean Hayes
Actor

John Malkovich
Actor

Adam Kinzinger
State Representative

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,784
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,600
Required Fees
$2,882
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$991

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,850
Transportation for Commuters
$4,984

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,850
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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
18,426
Foreign Countries Represented
59

Demographics

2.27%
Asian
7.76%
African-American
9.44%
Hispanic
76.89%
Caucasian

55% female
45% male
2% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
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
380
Number of Honor Societies
24

Number of Social Sororities
18
Number of Religious Organizations
27

8% join a fraternity
17% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

26% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

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


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
Apple, Lenovo, Dell, CDW-G, GovConnection, Crucial, and HP

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
Jeff Mavros
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
Student Fitness Center
Hancock Stadium
Bone Student Center
Redbird Arena
State Farm Hall of Business

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Uptown Normal
Downtown Bloomington
Constitution Trail
U.S. Cellular Colliseum and Pepsi Ice Center
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
Academic Year

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, Amtrak, Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington-Normal Public Transportation System, Peoria Charter Coach (shuttle to and from Chicago airports)

Driving Instructions to Campus
125 miles south of Chicago and 180 miles north of St. Louis where I-55 and I-74 meet

Local Accommodations
Two brand new hotels and conference centers are located several blocks from Illinois State University's campus in Uptown Normal.