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Founded in 1857, Illinois State University. is a Public college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 18,643 full time undergraduate students, and 2,396 full time graduate students.
The Illinois State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 858 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Illinois State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at ISU are considered Less Selective, with ,115% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 31 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Illinois State University.
268 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
208 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
274 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
283 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
283 Students rated class size 4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
282 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
283 Students rated local services 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
283 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
131 Students rated Illinois State University
The lessons that I learned both in and out of class at ISU where invaluable! I graduated in 2020 and I still talk to some of the professors honest in my regular basis. Even with me not choosing to go there for my masters, my prior professors helped me.
THIS UNIVERSITY IS GREAT! They are there to help you succeed. I attended for 3 years. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure your academics are up to part. The culture at this university is very welcoming. There are different programs and activities that they have for you to participate in
This is a place where if you are focused enough, you can be very successful in your journey. The professors are people who care for you’re well being and flexible enough so that you have the time and ability to complete all assignments that are given.
In my opinion Illinois State is not for everyone. Now hear me out, I mean that in the best way because I love this school and I can’t imagine being at another university instead. However, some people just don’t fit here based on their home life or back round and it shows. I think everyone here has a similar comparison in their stories somehow and if you don’t share that then you don’t get the culture here. We stick together and we u see stand each other and it’s nice to be understood for once. So in my opinion, the school is great for me and others like myself.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Illinois State University is 88%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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My classmates are unique and willing to help me with problems that I may have. They are friendly and are willing to work together when group projects are assigned. Because I want to be a teacher, most of my classmates are female, but there are the occassional males present in class. I really like the classmates that I have come to know.
ISU is a friendly, but acedemically grounded school that takes pride in its staff, students and atheltics.
My school is best known for their education programs.
I consider the worst thing about my school is the location, I'm a city girl and living in close to farm area that doesn't have a lot to offer is difficult to explore and enjoy when time allows.
there isnt anything i wish i had known beore. i think if i had known somethings about this school i wouldnt have gone here. Coming into this not knowing was the best thing for me, it pushed me out of my comfort zone.
I like the environment and people of ISU. It is a great place to be and is very conducive to learning. I feel a sense of belonging.
Anyone looking for large university opportunities with a small university feel.
The most frustrating thing about ISU is the way people can act. It is a big university and people do not take the time to get to know one another
Research opportunities, career guidance, support for furthering education past undergraduate degrees.
A person who likes the easy way out, and does not enjoy interacting in a social community of learners should not attend this school.
I don't think I brag much about my school. The quad is beautiful nearly year round, peaking in the fall when the leaves change colors. I like that the faculty members of my major are very involved in our success as students, but I do not feel that is how it is with all majors.
Stereotype: Most of the students are white and came here because they didn't get in to other schools such as U of I or Marquette. This is partially true; the school does seem to be predominately white, but there are all types of people here. Also, some people did not make it into those schools that are viewed with higher status, so they chose ISU, but there are others who chose ISU for their programs or simply because they really like it here. There are a lot of people here who are extremely smart and dedicated.
There are so many great aspects of Illinois State! I absolutely love it here. I thought it would be a huge adjustment coming to such a large school because I came from a very small town where I graduated with only 37 people in my class. ISU is large, but the student body is so unified and the campus really has that hometown feel that I love. It makes me feel like I belong, and I absolutely love the amount of redbird spirit that we have here. The atmosphere surrounding the university is just right. It has that "college town" atmosphere with plenty of places to eat, little shops, a CVS, book stores, or anything else you might need right within walking distance. Even better, if it isn't within walking distance (like Wal-Mart), the city buses are free for students! Academically, it is also great because there are resources for anything and everything you might need, our library is great, and if someone cannot help you, he or she will help you find the person who can!
The academics here at ISU is great. Since some of the classroom sizes are small the professors are able to know you by your name, and some professors make that their goal. My major is Broadcast Journalism and the School of Communication is a great department the staffs here do all they can to make their students successful. They are excellent teachers and teach you all they can, so you feel confident when you leave to graduate and enter the real world. They prepare you for that.
I am currently in S.S.I.D and the Chi Omega Sorority on campus. S.S.I.D is Students Serving Individuals with Disabilities. I have been able to become aware of various groups from posters around campus or e-mails that I will receive. On campus, there are so many different options for clubs you can be involved with. We also have many informational guest speakers come to school, and many popular artists come to the concert arena right by school. If you are interested in getting involved in something that appeals to you, you will have no problem finding a club or starting a club on campus to fit your needs.
There are quite a few sports offered at ISU. There is football, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis, basketball, swimming, and much much more! However, I personally am not a sports maniac, so I do not know much more than what is offered... I have only gone to one football game, one basketball game, and one gymnastics meet since I have been here.
If you have questions, I am sure I can find out for you :-)
I will absolutely never forget the night that Osama Bin Laden was killed. There were people EVERYWHERE rallying. The streets were absolutely filled with students showing support for their country. If you get a chance, search Osama death ISU rally to see the unity among ISU students. It was absolutely amazing and no words can describe how amazing it felt to be a part of this student body.
It is my third year here at ISU, and I, personally, have not heard any "stereotypes" of the students here.
They have a great Special Education program, the best in the state and high up in the nation. I majoring in Special Ed so I knew I would be adequately prepared once I graduate.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
82% of students
attending Illinois State University receive some sort of financial aid.
30% were awarded federal grants.
While 62% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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