Normal, IL
Illinois State University


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Recent Reviews

Amani
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love it and I can’t wait to b e apart of Isu

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love it and I can’t wait to b e apart of Isu

Amanda
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I personally love this school, I feel it is a very diverse school and they try and include everyone who wants to be. They eve...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally love this school, I feel it is a very diverse school and they try and include everyone who wants to be. They even have clubs for sports so people that didn't make the teams cans till play and have fun with it. I like the scenery of the school, on a day I am very stressed I love a walk through the quad or through uptown. They have these group fitness classes that I enjoy, I go to two of them a week and they are very helpful and they are completely free!

Skylar
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Illinois State University has changed my life. The professors, RAs, staff, and other students have been amazing and made a wo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University has changed my life. The professors, RAs, staff, and other students have been amazing and made a wonderful impact in my life. Everyone is happy to be here and determined to be great, and it shows. When there is an issue, theUniversity does its best to patch up its mistakes and make a change. ISU was the perfect choice for me!

Taylor
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I think it's a great school to meet new people and to get involved on campus! Sports are big on campus and the redbird life i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it's a great school to meet new people and to get involved on campus! Sports are big on campus and the redbird life is very involved with athletic programs and getting involved and supporting ALL athletic teams. The housing at Manchester is really great and the showers are clean! Food in Watterson is tolerable, not your fancy meal but I eat it

Deyaa
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It’s a great school if you want to get a good education and have a fun college experience, nearby places are great for grocer...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a great school if you want to get a good education and have a fun college experience, nearby places are great for groceries, activities, and food. Some professors are really horrible. I had a friend pass away on thanksgiving week and the next week we had a test on a Friday and my friends funeral was on the same day, I asked her if I could take the test before or after the day of the test so I can attend the funeral, she said if I went I will get a 0 on it and it was a class where only tests are part of the grades and was a really hard math class. I went to the funeral because I wasn’t going to miss my friends funeral and I ended failing the class because of it and had to retake it. The professors I’ve had since then have been great and I’ve met a professor who I could talk to with my past. I lived in a war zone and while people listen they could never understand it while he was an old soldier who could understand the horrors of war and we were on two different sides so it was nice to hear someone’s else’s side. Education is good, people are great, a lot of parties it’s really the main focus of the unversity. I really like it here and despite of the few bad apples like the math professor it’s a good school and will finish my education here.

Patrick
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I came to Illinois State to study Music Business, and from hearing that they had an overall very good School of Music. When ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I came to Illinois State to study Music Business, and from hearing that they had an overall very good School of Music. When I first came here, like any other incoming freshman, I was nervous and felt on my own, but within a day or so I had already made more friends than I did in high school, and it only kept on growing. You do not need to worry about walking a long distance to class, since almost all the academic buildings are all together on an area called the Quad, and two of the three on campus housing buildings, as well as one of the dining centers, are only about a five minute walk away. There are also so many extracurricular activities on campus that I have lost count, so never fear, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved, as there is a festival at the beginning of the year showcasing them all. Plus, our support for our sports teams cannot be beat! So, if you want a college where you are not that far from home, but also not too close to home, involvement, and convenience, than Illinois State University is the place for you!

Angelina
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I LOVE Illinois State. Theres plenty to do on the weekdays and the weekends and plenty that of events that the college hosts....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I LOVE Illinois State. Theres plenty to do on the weekdays and the weekends and plenty that of events that the college hosts. Illinois State has annual drag shows, concerts, festivals, and circus shows that the students often participate in. There are numerous places good food on campus that you can spend your flex dollars at and once you spend all of those there are two dining halls on campus. The food at the dining halls is good, not the best and its certainly not something you will be looking forward to every day; but its edible. The dorms are nice and often inspire a nice sense of community and create friendships. I lived in Manchester hall last year and all I can say about that is if you plan on showering in the evening you will need to get used to low water pressure and Luke warm showers, also during the summer months the dorms get quite cool and in the summer they are often pretty warm. Besides those small issues, Illinois State University is amazing and there is no place else I'd rather go!

Ashley
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Though I was a transfer student who only attended ISU for two years, I enjoyed my experience there and found it easy to call ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Though I was a transfer student who only attended ISU for two years, I enjoyed my experience there and found it easy to call it home. Being a transfer student, I do feel that it was a little more difficult to meet long-lasting friends and to become accustomed to the ISU climate, but that would probably be true for me regardless of which school I chose to transfer to. In general, students are welcoming and eager to help others. While I cannot speak to the on-campus housing and I was far too busy with my full-time course load and two jobs on top of it for extracurricular activities, I can attest to off-campus living and the quality of the education I received. I was very happy with the apartment I stayed in. It was located in a nice location, not too close to or far from campus; it was in a safe area, fairly clean, and spacious. My biggest complaint about it, if I had to make one, would be that it was barely affordable even though it was one of the cheapest options in town. Still, I have recommended the complex to friends. As for academics, I would say that I truly enjoyed and felt supported by each and every one of my professors except for one, and there are no words for how helpful and invested in each of her students my academic advisor was. Classes were engaging and challenging, but not too challenging; they were offered and held at reasonable times. My program of study heavily pushed out of classroom experiences and encouraged me to take on an internship opportunity that I never thought I would or could. This experience proved invaluable to me and boosted my feelings of preparation come graduation. In general, I would highly recommend Illinois State University, and now that I am graduated, I feel that it was the right choice for me personally in seeking higher education.

Jaylen
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Great school for those who want a medium sized college campus. Plenty of things to do here. With the abundance of clubs and g...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school for those who want a medium sized college campus. Plenty of things to do here. With the abundance of clubs and groups to join, everyone seems as if they can join anything or even create something of their choice. Defiantly a great choice if you want to be involved on campus.

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