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NCAA Division I-FCS
Missouri Valley Conference
Illinois State University Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Student Loan Options from Lenders
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- No application, origination or disbursement fees
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- Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
- Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.165 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.166 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.166 responses
Most Popular Majors
Elementary Education247 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems196 Graduates
Agricultural Business184 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences184 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching176 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies172 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.211 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.250 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 125 responsesReport
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.113 responses
Illinois State University Reviews
I like the layout of Illinois State University. Everything you need is literally walking-distance away. Classroom sizes are small, so you don't feel lost or like a "number" amongst hundreds. The teachers are outstanding, and push you to challenge yourself. I am a Physics Education major, so my classes are very difficult. That being said, I still have confidence in them because I know I will be able to connect with my professors with ease should I need their help. I wouldn't change anything at all about Illinois State University. I love it!
I absolutely love it here! It's so easy to make friends because of how lively the quad is and how many activities there are. Classes can be hard, but all the teachers give you as many resources as they can to help, no matter how big the lecture is. The doorms are friendly and the RAs do their best to make the living space tolerable. The only downside to me would be the food at the dining hall. It's not bad, but can sometimes have a repetitive food selection.
My experience at Illinois State University is beyond amazing from the education to the student life. Illinois State is an extremely diverse university in which everyone is well represented. The student life is amazing there are so many opportunities for you to get involved on campus from dancing, singing, sports, club's, etc. Something's that can help improve Illinois State University is the food varieties. The could use a lot more different kinds of food for vegans, vegetarians, and the overall food choices. The also need improvements on making sure every dorm has its own dining facility. Overall Illinois State Univerity is an amazing university.