Illinois State University

100 North University Street
100 North University Street
Normal, IL 61790

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http://illinoisstate.edu/
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Main telephone 309-438-2111
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Contact person name Kyle Olson
Contact person title Research and Planning Analyst
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 309-438-3439
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Public or private Public
Type of school University
Date founded 1857
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Springfield, IL
Population of city the school is in 54,300
Public transportation to campus Connect Transit/Redbird Express
Student parking on campus Yes
Campus size 1111 acres
County McLean
Visitor information website Find more information on this website
Contact to set up school visit 309-438-2181
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Number of full time, freshmen men 1,606
Number of full time, freshmen women 2,229
Total number of full time freshmen 3,835
Number of part time, freshmen men 8
Number of part time, freshmen women 17
Total number of part time freshmen 25
Total number of freshmen men 1,614
Total number of freshmen women 2,246
Total number of freshmen 3,860
Number of full time, undergraduate men 7,544
Number of full time, undergraduate women 9,548
Total number of full time undergraduates 17,092
Number of part time, undergraduate men 597
Number of part time, undergraduate women 561
Total number of part time undergraduates 1,158
Total number of undergraduate males 8,141
Total number of undergraduate females 10,109
Total number of undergraduate students 18,250
Number of male graduate students 885
Number of female graduate students 1,627
Total number of graduate students 2,512
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 9,026
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 11,736
Total enrollment 20,762
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 2%
Black 9%
Hispanic 11%
White 72%
Race/ethnicity unknown Less than 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 2%
Number of states and territories represented 49
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Number of countries represented 71
Percentage of students 25 or older 3%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $11,524
Out-of-state tuition $26,843
Fees $3,308
Books and supplies $802
Room and board (live on campus)* $9,850
Board and transportation (live with parents) $5,767
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Degree level (e.g., certificate, associate, bachelor's) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
Minorities Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person David Krueger
Financial aid contact title Associate Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 309-438-2231
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Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) November 15
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $12,810
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 58%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,264
Scholarship or grant $11,360
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $12,087
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 56%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,190
Scholarship or grant $9,984
Work study $1,713
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
School year financial aid data is from 2017-2018
Percentage of students who received financial aid 81%
Average amount of financial aid awarded
Loan $6,482
Grant from the school $1,724
Grant from state government $1,756
Grant from federal government $1,937
Percentage of students awarded each type of financial aid
Loan 73%
Grant from the school 43%
Grant from state government 39%
Grant from federal government 38%
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 3,346
Number of freshmen who received aid 2,453
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 13,626
Number of undergraduates who received aid 10,255
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 68%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $31,687
Loans
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Nursing loans Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Nursing Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
Proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2017-2018 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Jeff Mavros
Admissions contact title Director of Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-366-2478
Admissions office website Find more information on this website
Electronic application website www.admissions.illinoisstate.edu/apply
For incoming students Minimally difficult (about 95% of applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 6,128
Number of male applicants accepted 4,977
Number of male applicants who enrolled 1,614
Number of female applicants 10,023
Number of female applicants accepted 8,257
Number of female applicants who enrolled 2,246
Total number of applicants 16,151
Total number of applicants accepted 13,234
Total number of applicants who enrolled 3,860
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline April 1
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available www.admissions.illinoisstate.edu/apply
Application fee $50
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Recommended, but not required
Interview Required for some students
Written essay or personal statement Recommended, but not required
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Considered
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Not considered
Recommendations Not considered
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Not considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Considered
Racial/ethnic group Considered
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
400 - 499 17%
500 - 599 52%
600 - 699 27%
700 - 800 4%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 563
SAT math
400 - 499 17%
500 - 599 53%
600 - 699 24%
700 - 800 6%
Average SAT math score 563
ACT score
12 - 17 3%
18 - 23 54%
24 - 29 34%
30 - 36 9%
Average ACT score 23
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.48
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 79%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 49%
Between four and five years 17%
Between five and six years 2%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
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Academic calendar Semesters
Grading system letter grades, 4 point scale, pass/fail
Number of faculty on campus 1,372
Student faculty ratio 19:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 credits
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Short-term courses Yes
Summer school Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
3-2 degree programs (three-year bachelor's degree and two-year master's degree) are available Yes
Business BS/MPA at Illinois State University
Engineering Master's at University of Illinois, Bradley University
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program National Student Exchange
Study abroad available Yes
In these countries Many locations
Army ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Challenge Level Examination Program (CLEP) Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (2500)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Milner Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Marching band Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
TV station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 370
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Housing contact e-mail Email
Housing phone 309-438-8611
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Percentage of students who live on campus 31%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Sophomore
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed, women only
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
Housing application deadline May 1st
Application deposit 300
Fraternities or sororities offer housing Yes
School owns or operates housing for Married graduate students, single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing availability for married graduate students First come, first served
Housing application deadline May 1
Application deposit 300
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Legal services Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Placement testing Yes
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 309-438-5853
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Designated parking Yes
Housing Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Tutors Yes
Daycare contact phone 309-438-8655
Child daycare available on campus Yes
Women's center Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 309-438-2200
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Workshops and programs on a variety of career-related topics
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Grad admissions contact person Noelle Selkow
Grad admissions contact title Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-366-2478
Graduate school website Find more information on this website
Number of full time, male graduate students 534
Number of full time, female graduate students 830
Total number of full time graduate students 1,364
Number of part time, male graduate students 351
Number of part time, female graduate students 797
Total number of part time graduate students 1,148
Total number of male graduate students 885
Total number of female graduate students 1,627
Total number of graduate students 2,512
Number of undergraduate men 8,141
Number of undergraduate women 10,109
Total number of undergraduate students 18,250
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 9,026
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 11,736
Total enrollment 20,762
Tuition year 2019-2020
Full time costs are based on x units per year 18 credits
In-state tuition* $12,915
Out-of-state tuition* $26,826
Fees $1,797
Books and supplies $910
* Tuition may vary by program
Application deadline varies by program
Application fee $50
Graduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 18 credits per year.)
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.