Normal, IL
Illinois State University


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Recent Reviews

Julie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s is such a great environment and everyone feels like one big family. You’ll find your place here at the university rather...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s is such a great environment and everyone feels like one big family. You’ll find your place here at the university rather quickly and there’s always something going on. Ever since I’ve arrived at this campus it’s felt like home and I love every second of it. They have an amazing education program for those who are education majors as well as other fantastic programs.

Alyssa
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I will be attending ISU in the fall. I fell in love with the campus ever since I visited. I know multiple people who go there...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I will be attending ISU in the fall. I fell in love with the campus ever since I visited. I know multiple people who go there, and they absolutely love it as well. I love the supportive atmosphere. Everyone has somebody to hang out with, and everybody in involved in something. The staff works really hard to make sure you truly are making the best out of your years as a Redbird.

Miya
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Illinois State University has been my dream school since my Freshman year of high school. I had high expectations before star...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University has been my dream school since my Freshman year of high school. I had high expectations before starting my first semester of college, and Illinois State University has passed and gone beyond my expectations. ISU is known as the one of the best teaching schools in the nation. For this reason, I choose to further my interest in studying elementary education here. If I wanted to become a great teacher for my future students, I wanted to go to the best school to do that. That was motivation to get accepted and attend Illinois State University. Even as an incoming freshman at orientation, I felt completely welcomed and at home on campus. I immediately made friends and was well guided into picking classes. The staff and academic counselors on campus are extremely helpful tools in creating a plan to make your four-year plan stay on track. The campus is beautiful, in all seasons, with great access to all campus buildings. If you are like my current roommate, and do not like waking up too early for class, you can roll out of bed ten minutes before class starts and make it to class on time. When I first got here, I underestimated the number of students attending this public university but the class sizes account for that. The lecture classes are huge, but the student teachers are helpful, and all professors have “office hours” to meet with and are willing to make appointments. The classes dedicated to your major are smaller to have more one-on-one time with peers and professors. The faculty and professors are understanding, cooperative, and want the best for your education. I have had the best professors and class experiences at ISU. The classes are directed to your major and are run how you experience in the real-life classrooms in your future. The campus housing has passed my expectations. They school University of College makes programs that get new students more involved. The campus dinning food is out of this world! Unlimited, buffet style food that changes constantly. The RSOs, clubs or campus organizations, have a wide range for all majors and hobbies students have. I joined many education clubs and have made valuable connections to the field I will be joining after I graduate. There are also clubs that range from squirrel watching, hammock club, and cereal eating club! Illinois State University is a campus that lets you learn who you really want to be and what you want to do for a profession. They value the education they provided their students and only offer the best classes and technological supplies. They are the best teaching school but offer every other major and minor you can imagine. As we like to say: “Gladly we learn and teach”.

Katie
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I love the atmosphere of the campus. For such a large campus it still feels tight knit and comfortable. Everything is walking...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the atmosphere of the campus. For such a large campus it still feels tight knit and comfortable. Everything is walking distance and public transportation is easily accessible. The dorms are very nice and safe. There's an app that if you're lost or are walking alone and don't feel safe, you can text someone and they will help and walk with you. The university has a wide variety of sports whether it's division or intramural sports. Many events like concerts or fun activities/ clubs are available.

Zariah
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When I visited Illinois state I felt extremely welcomed. I will be attending next year. I took a tour with a student who was...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I visited Illinois state I felt extremely welcomed. I will be attending next year. I took a tour with a student who was in my major and she Told me everything I needed to know to get prepared for next year. I also took a campus tour. Everything was well organized and timely.

Sebastian
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When I first came to Illinois State University, I was extremely happy. People are very welcoming and it just made it feel lik...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I first came to Illinois State University, I was extremely happy. People are very welcoming and it just made it feel like I was at home away from home. There are so many things to do on campus it is insane. One thing that I would like to fix about the overall safety of ISU is the bus. A lot of the time the application for the bus does not work and many people have had to walk in the freezing cold to get to their destination because they do not want to be waiting on the bus. I would suggest fixing that. Other than that the school is so much fun

Emily
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Illinois State University is in a great location in Bloomington-Normal. Lot's of places to eat and things to do. Unfortunatel...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University is in a great location in Bloomington-Normal. Lot's of places to eat and things to do. Unfortunately you either make your friends at parties or in classes.

Alyssa
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Illinois State University is one of the top three schools I’m interested in for various reasons. I liked how the university i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University is one of the top three schools I’m interested in for various reasons. I liked how the university is very inclusive, especially when it comes to the diversity of people.On a visit, everyone I interacted with had such high charisma and were friendly enough to where I felt like this is definitely a place I belong in. The campus here is very intriguing and I always feel undoubtedly safe when visiting. It is located in a friendly town that has all of your needs within a good reach, which I appreciate. Overall I would say that it is a wonderful university full of exciting new experiences when it comes to learning and the surrounding environment in general and would recommend to anyone else looking for the right college.

Jessica
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Illinois State is a good school for a public school. The classes as general sized and the campus is nice and taken care of. T...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State is a good school for a public school. The classes as general sized and the campus is nice and taken care of. There are a wide variety of groups and extra curricular activities. I do wish I had smaller more intimate classes, however, I'm sure if I went to a private school that would have been available.

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  • $13,010
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