18,330
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,666
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
88
88%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Illinois State University is a University institution located in Normal, IL, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Campus Box 2200
Normal, IL  61790-2200
United States
Contact Mr. Jeff Mavros
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@ilstu.edu
Phone: 309-438-2181
Fax: 309-438-3932

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12,078
Applied
10,735
Accepted
18,330
Enrolled
89%
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Female Admissions

7,183
Females Applied
6,455
Females Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,895
Males Applied
4,280
Males Accepted
87%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.37
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Transcript of high school record
Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen April 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 23 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

11,524
In-state
23,048
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,992
Full-time student fees
9,850
Room & board
5,334
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Minorities
Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,666
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,982
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
18,980
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,136
Avg. Loan Aid
3,087
Avg. Grant Aid
9,440
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
46%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

18,330
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
2%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.4%
Black or African American 8.61%
White or Caucasian 75.02%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.16%
Asian 2.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 2.86%
Other 0.27%

Gender

Male (44.8%)
Female (55.2%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 31%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Festival ISU, Passages/Welcome Weekend and Homecoming

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
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Cheerleading No No No
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Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1B Checkmark
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Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,290
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 878
Part-time - 412
Male - 570
Female - 720