Normal, IL
Illinois State University


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Recent Reviews

Mackenzie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University is a great school. It is an amazing size and you really get the college experience. Everyone I meet...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University is a great school. It is an amazing size and you really get the college experience. Everyone I meet does really well in their classes but they also know how to have a good time once their priorities are straight. I enjoy walking around campus because it is so beautiful. There are also a lot of job opportunities on campus so working there is nice. I love this school and so do so many other people. I am so glad I chose ISU.

Luis
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Illinois State University is an overall good school. The campus is small, so it's quick to get around from one side of the qu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University is an overall good school. The campus is small, so it's quick to get around from one side of the quad to the other. Most teachers keep regular office hours, and they have no problems in seeing students that need help outside of class. In the town of Normal, where ISU is located, there is a variety of shops and services. There should be no problem finding something in the town if it's needed and the city of Bloomington is right around the corner. The real pull to Illinois State is the top quality in teacher education. Illinois State is one of the best schools to get an education if planning a career in teacher education. Illinois State University is an excellent school and highly recommended.

Emmanuella
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I believe Illinois State University to be the best school for someone like me. It is a school that looks after its students, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Illinois State University to be the best school for someone like me. It is a school that looks after its students, help them in their education, financial status and with any problem that they have (deans and counselors).This school also makes me feel at home and I believe i can become a great and successful person after learning there.

Mitchell
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I knew I was going to like Illinois State because of friends who were already enrolled, but I didn't know I was going to love...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I knew I was going to like Illinois State because of friends who were already enrolled, but I didn't know I was going to love it! The campus is so easy to get around, the teaching staff is great, the food in the dining halls is good, and housing is well managed. I'm getting an excellent education that is not putting me or my family into tremendous debt. I cannot say enough good things about my experience. I am looking forward to my next three years with enthusiasm!

Dorothy
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I think its is a very decent university. It isn’t too big or small, and it is easy to maneuver from class to class. There are...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think its is a very decent university. It isn’t too big or small, and it is easy to maneuver from class to class. There are some classes that are really big, but most of the classes I have had have been smaller. Overall, it’s nice but like everything else it has it’s flaws.

Michelle
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I had a great experience at ISU. Faculty, staff, and students were knowledgeable and inviting. I loved the atmosphere at home...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I had a great experience at ISU. Faculty, staff, and students were knowledgeable and inviting. I loved the atmosphere at home football and basketball games. Study groups were a real thing that helped me through many math classes. Teachers were easily accessible during office hours or by e-mail. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at ISU.

Julie
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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.

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  • $13,010
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