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NCAA Division I-AA
Missouri Valley Conference
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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.160 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.160 responses
Most Popular Majors
Elementary Education234 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems192 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching176 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences159 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities150 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies149 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.205 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.244 responses
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After Illinois State University
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
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My experience at Illinois state university is something I will never forget for many different reasons. Illinois state university is located in normal il but it's anything but normal. Illinois state university will forever have a place in my life. Illinois state university has something for every single person. Illinois state university is huge on diversity and offers something for everyone! It's important for everyone to feel like they have a place. The campus is amazing and it's very clean! It's a great environment to come to everyday. The local area around Illinois state university is great, lots of shopping and good places to eat and lots of local places to get part time jobs. Illinois state university has so much to offer!
I am not a student athlete, but I am still involved with the athletics at ISU. I feel like most sports here still get students involved to help support our redbird family. Team performance is always good, we're a D1 school, even if we lose, we still do amazing! Fan support is amazing, it is so nice to see alumni come back and support sporting events. The student section at basketball games and football games is so much fun to be apart of, it really gets students involved and feel as if they are apart of something. Our school spirit is great, all I see when I walk to class is red, everywhere! I am always telling people how great ISU is and that they should come visit or even apply here. Athletics don't just have to be about who's on camera, there are plenty of intramural sports that so many students take part in. They, too, have very nice facilities to use like Horton Field House, the recreational center, etc.
I love Illinois State University's large university but small campus feel. I have always felt safe on campus and love the quad. The quad is beautiful and a great place to hangout with friends, play yard games, do homework, and enjoy our Chicago weather. Illinois State has so many different clubs and organizations you can join, there is something for everyone to find. I am apart of a huge organization, University Program Board. I have felt welcomed in everything I do here. I also enjoy going into Uptown to grab some dinner or do some shopping. Uptown is a great small town with multiple restaurant types and a bunch of cute boutiques and shops. There is something for everyone in Uptown. The town of Normal also has a great bus system, so if you are like me and do not have a car right away, there are easy ways to get places around the whole town. Overall, Illinois State University is a great university in a fantastic town filled with all kinds of opportunities.