Normal, IL
Illinois State University


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Recent Reviews

Alissa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am loving going to college here. Any college will have its downsides, and Illinois State University certainly does, but I c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am loving going to college here. Any college will have its downsides, and Illinois State University certainly does, but I couldn't see myself at any other school. Many of the students at ISU are from the Chicago-land area, so if you are not, be prepared.

Olivia
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Illinois State University is one of the best university's out there because they provide the students with a healthy learning...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University is one of the best university's out there because they provide the students with a healthy learning atmosphere. The love for the school is showcase in the students and teachers. The campus is highly safe. The RedBird teacher want to see their students excel.

Emily
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ISU is a small town that has a central downtown. It is small yet makes you feel that you are at a larger school. There is ple...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

ISU is a small town that has a central downtown. It is small yet makes you feel that you are at a larger school. There is plenty of support and friends at every turn. There are tons of university sponsored activities that are free and fun. I wouldn't go anywhere else

Rebecca
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This school is a place to gain an excellent education while also making great friendships. The professors here are eager to t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is a place to gain an excellent education while also making great friendships. The professors here are eager to teach the students and provide time outside of class to get to know their students better. I feel safe on campus and the food is also great.

Tamera
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It is a welcoming atmosphere that encourages students to achieve their highest potential. Illinois State University is a plac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a welcoming atmosphere that encourages students to achieve their highest potential. Illinois State University is a place that always offers a helping to students that are having difficulty with their schedule or everyday life circumstances. The food and dining halls are pretty average overall. Some courses are challenging, but professors are very kind and make time to help if you are struggling with the work. There are many tutors also available to give you another helping hand. The campus is relatively safe and we receive alerts through our ISU e-mails. Depending on the danger, the campus can go into lock-down, which makes me feels safe. My only problem is transportation. There are three buses at 7am- 1:15pm that goes around campus, but only one bus from 1:15pm - 8pm. This causes overcrowding and some students are unable to get onto the bus. Overall, highly recommend students to look into or attend Illinois State University as their future college.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a welcoming atmosphere that encourages students to achieve their highest potential. Illinois State University is a place that always offers a helping to students that are having difficulty with their schedule or everyday life circumstances. The food and dining halls are pretty average overall. Some courses are challenging, but professors are very kind and make time to help if you are struggling with the work. There are many tutors also available to give you another helping hand. The campus is relatively safe and we receive alerts through our ISU e-mails. Depending on the danger, the campus can go into lock-down, which makes me feels safe. My only problem is transportation. There are three buses at 7am- 1:15pm that goes around campus, but only one bus from 1:15pm - 8pm. This causes overcrowding and some students are unable to get onto the bus. Overall, highly recommend students to look into or attend Illinois State University as their future college.

Taylor
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I feel Illinois State University is a good fit for my educational goals because of the opportunities for undergraduate resear...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I feel Illinois State University is a good fit for my educational goals because of the opportunities for undergraduate research and the experiential learning opportunities that are provided. What intrigues me the the most about Illinois State is how the field requires you to apply the knowledge of psychology to real life situations. Additionally, I feel that the culture of the campus is very student-centric and warm. This is important to me as a first-generation college student coming from a small town. I have had several opportunities to visit campus with the Federal TRIO Program that I am currently involved in and knew ISU was a perfect fit.

Madelynn
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It is honestly a great school with a lot of emphasis on education. I feel that you don't meet a ton of people though unless y...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is honestly a great school with a lot of emphasis on education. I feel that you don't meet a ton of people though unless you're in a sorority so I wish that was different. The food is not great but it isn't awful. The dorms are decent, wish there was a dining center at all residence halls though.

kaitlyn
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As a young pupil I was kind of skeptical at first of Illinois State University. I did not know what to expect about this Cent...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a young pupil I was kind of skeptical at first of Illinois State University. I did not know what to expect about this Central Illinois university that had pictures of Reggie the Redbird on every corner. Its big brother University of Illinois was only 5 corn fields away and I couldn't help but compare at the time. Classes had begun and I was enjoying the different types of lectures. Illinois State gives you classes in lecture halls, or they could be in smaller classrooms with about 20 students. I liked the diversity. Watterson Towers was my first dorm. It is one of the tallest residential halls in the nation. I loved my view that looked over Uptown. I joined the Illinois State University Marching Band called the Big Red Marching machine! That group allowed me to make a handful of new friends. Those friends I made on day one, are still to this day my best friends. Our football team made the championship game down in Frisco, Texas. The band was taken down there and performed at half-time. It was unforgettable. We lost but I can tell the story for the rest of my life. I got to see the school come together numerous times to chant the fight song and sing our Alma Mater. The sports teams here are incredible and they do so well against Big 10. It keeps you excited for every single game. For the next few years here at Illinois State University, I have grown up into such a thriving young adult. The classes challenged me, the RSO's kept me involved in volunteering and participating in school wide events. The president of our University Larry Dietz cares so much about all of us. The band recently traveled to Ireland this past spring break, and he came along with us. We performed in two different parades, and won best band overall performance for both! Not only do our professors have our best interest in mind, but so does our administration. I love it here at ISU. Illinois State University offers the students so many amazing opportunities to travel, learn and prosper through all the different classes and programs. I would rate this school 4 stars. The academics are competitive and the school offers a variety of different undergraduate and graduate programs for you to choose from. The only critique I have is to update some of the old buildings. The technology is by far very advanced and I have no complaints. But I would love to see more renovations being done on the dorms, and older buildings throughout campus. Our squirrels are a little overweight sometimes, but when you are walking back from Milner Library at midnight, and you pass the Alamo 2. There is nothing better then hearing the Alma Mater play.

Tia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, this is a typical state school. The buildings are average, there are mostly large gen ed classes, and there is not m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, this is a typical state school. The buildings are average, there are mostly large gen ed classes, and there is not much to do here on the weekends if you don't drink. It has decent education for a decent prices, but I don't like it here and I am most likely transferring next semester

Courtney
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I feel like there is something to so here for everyone. There are hundreds of clubs, and activities that dance from art to sp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I feel like there is something to so here for everyone. There are hundreds of clubs, and activities that dance from art to sports. If you are into greek life that is also available, if not that is okay too! We are a big school but it has a small environment that makes you feel comfortable.

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

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