Normal, IL
Illinois State University


207 Ratings

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Founded in 1857, Illinois State University was the first public university in the state and is one of the Midwest’s oldest institutions of higher education. It is a coeducational, residential university.

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Kathryn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Incredible institution with tons of fun things to do on and off campus. The faculty and students are very welcoming. The envi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Incredible institution with tons of fun things to do on and off campus. The faculty and students are very welcoming. The environment is well kempt and beautiful. There are many stores and shops for students and faculty to visit for snacks or just to hang out.

Raizel
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It is such a great school that has so many opprtunites. There is always an event going on and so many activites for students ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is such a great school that has so many opprtunites. There is always an event going on and so many activites for students to get involved in around campus. The people are awesome and friendly. LOve hanging out in the quad or other parts of campus. Would not want to go anywhere else but to ISU!!

Fanny
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This is a great university to attend, fun, friendly, professional. Love the people here, everyone is friendly and always help...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a great university to attend, fun, friendly, professional. Love the people here, everyone is friendly and always helpful. The facilities are very picturesque since some of the buildings are old architecture. Lots of trees and flowers which makes it very relaxing and enjoyable time to spend outside, especially in the fall when the colors of the leaves begin to change.

Shelbi
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In general, I really enjoy the campus. I think it is a beautiful place to be and also offers the students a lot of activities...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In general, I really enjoy the campus. I think it is a beautiful place to be and also offers the students a lot of activities as well as employs professors who truly know their subjects. The only major flaw is that their isn't much opportunity for off-campus students to make connections and attend these activities.

Savannah
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I have had decent experiences in my classes thus far. I have had some excellent professors, but the majority are relatively a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have had decent experiences in my classes thus far. I have had some excellent professors, but the majority are relatively apathetic. I haven't made too many friends/memories due to being a transfer student. There isn't much going on as far as EC activites. And getting things accomplished here, such as financial aid, getting class overrides, and even setting up a meeting with ANY counselor is like pulling teeth. If I could get a bachelor's degree at my community college, I would do so in a heartbeat, especially given the price.

lizette
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I wouldn't want to go anywhere else! I applied to about 15 universities and was not sure if I had found my match at Illinois ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I wouldn't want to go anywhere else! I applied to about 15 universities and was not sure if I had found my match at Illinois State University. After my first semester I was glad I had made the best choice for me. It is close to home and has great academics, It is a medium sized school growing rapidly with a small campus feel.

David
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Illinois State University does have it faults, but those are either minute and/or not the fault of the university here. For i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University does have it faults, but those are either minute and/or not the fault of the university here. For instance, there are a couple of Evangelical Bible thumpers who do what one would expect them to do, but that's to be expected from every campus. Another downside is the ludicrous trash on the grounds, despite the overwhelming abundance of trash cans around campus. Although this speaks more of the average student on campus rather than the staff and university itself. Overall, Illinois State University is a rather good college. The services they provide are fantastic and allow for freshmen to easily acclimate to university life. The many local shops are not only an opportunity for students to enjoy themselves, but are also primarily small businesses, which I find to be a positive thing. Finally, though I didn't get to mention it in the actual ratings, the cost is surprisingly minimal for a University. Sure, it's still expensive as all get out, but at least it doesn't get into the $50,000 per semester like some colleges.

Garrett
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its decent. I wasn't very surprised by anything that the school has to offer. It's a really boring area not much to do around...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its decent. I wasn't very surprised by anything that the school has to offer. It's a really boring area not much to do around the school. For the most part if you want to have fun you're going to have to make it yourself. It just really doesn't give off the college type of vibe I wanted to have.

Keyaira
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Illinois State University is a great place to grow as a person, expand your cultural horizons, meet people, and really diverg...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University is a great place to grow as a person, expand your cultural horizons, meet people, and really diverge into academics. It has the perfect balance of providing both academic-focused and extracurricular activities for students. There are plenty of ways to get involved on campus ranging from joining a campus club or getting involved in Greek life. The campus is big, but has that tight-knit small school feel. You commonly encounter the same people who often become life long friends!

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  • Enrollment
  • 17,749
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $13,010
  • Acceptance rate
  • 74%

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