Normal, IL
Illinois State University


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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.

Alexis
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I think it’s a great school that really focus’ and revolves around the needs of the students. There is always something goin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it’s a great school that really focus’ and revolves around the needs of the students. There is always something going on and it’s overall a great place to be. Professors that I have had so far make it a priority to involve their students and make their lessons fun and easy to follow.

John
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Friendly and welcoming. Everything I spoke to had time to answer my questions and advise me with any concerns I had. People t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Friendly and welcoming. Everything I spoke to had time to answer my questions and advise me with any concerns I had. People that work there care about students and want them to succeed. Facilities were closed proximity and the campus felt very cozy.

Mia
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When I was first touring colleges and thinking about where I wanted to go, Illinois State was not on that list at all. In fac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I was first touring colleges and thinking about where I wanted to go, Illinois State was not on that list at all. In fact, my father was the one who encouraged me to check it out. I knew that I wanted to pursue Theatre in my college years, but I had no idea how involved Illinois State was in their School of Theatre and Dance! The people I have met in the past year a Illinois State have already made a huge impact on me and the person I am. The work I have done so far has shaped me into a person I have only dreamed of becoming. I know this sounds like a lot of hoo-haa, but I genuinely cannot wait to return for my sophomore year. I am growing not only as a performer, but as a person. :)

Brandon
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It is a great school. I am currently enrolled and will be attending Illinois State next fall. I have visited campus multiple ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school. I am currently enrolled and will be attending Illinois State next fall. I have visited campus multiple times and will be a student athlete next fall. The environment is great no crime, everybody gets along it is like it is one huge family.

Michaela
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I feel very welcome at Illinois State University. I always wanted to go here because my family went here and I couldn't think...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I feel very welcome at Illinois State University. I always wanted to go here because my family went here and I couldn't think of any other place to apply to. My major is very hard, but I love what I am studying, but I would like to get more involved on campus.

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