Normal, IL
Illinois State University


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Recent Reviews

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!

Hannah
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Illinois State University is a great school. So far, I haven't had a teacher who didn't offer their help. The campus life is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Illinois State University is a great school. So far, I haven't had a teacher who didn't offer their help. The campus life is great and mostly everyone is super nice. There is a crowd a friends for everyone, so if you are coming here alone don't be afraid you'll find your group of people!

Ariel
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Overall, I believe Illinois State University is a fairly good school. The academics here are pretty good and most of the prof...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I believe Illinois State University is a fairly good school. The academics here are pretty good and most of the professors try to make the classes as enjoyable as they can. Most professors have open office hours for you to drop by in case of any questions or issues. The food could be better, but I'm sure that's how it is at most colleges! There's a few things to do on or around campus as well as a small mall nearby. It kind of sucks but it beats WIU who doesn't have a mall at all. You don't necessarily need a car your first year because of the fact that they have a free bus system for students that basically goes all around Bloomington-Normal. There's a few parties on weekends if you're into the nightlife scene. The Bone also has parties occasionally.

Patrick
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love every moment I am on campus. I could not have picked a more perfect campus for myself. The academics are stellar and t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love every moment I am on campus. I could not have picked a more perfect campus for myself. The academics are stellar and the extracurricular's are truly broad as there is something for everyone. The only downside really is the lack of good campus dining and there are not a lot of quality restaurants near the campus.

Alissa
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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
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...

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
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 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
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 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.

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

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