ISU

Illinois State University

100 N University St, Normal, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,961
  • Class Notes
    1,721
  • Textbook Notes
    261
  • Study Guides
    976
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,973
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,768

Overview of Illinois State University (ISU)

About this school

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is a public, multipurpose, coeducational, residential university that places a strong emphasis on undergraduate study. It has one of the largest undergraduate programs in Illinois, with six colleges and 35 academic departments that offer more than 160 major/minor options. In addition the graduate school coordinates 42 master's, specialist and doctoral programs. Its 850-acre campus is located in the urban area of Normal-Bloomington. Campus architecture ranges from a castle-like hall to modern 28-story residential towers.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:18,330
    • Men:8,211 Men (44.8%)
    • Women:10,119 Women (55.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (ISU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Illinois State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
July 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Normal, IL 61790
Phone
(309) 438-2181
Fax
(309) 438-3932
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 12,078 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 7,183 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 4,895 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,162 (48%) of 10,735 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,802 (43%) of 6,455 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,360 (55%) of 4,280 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 And Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
34%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (ISU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $14,061|Out-of-state: $25,168 (48.61%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,850 (34.05%)
  • Other Expenses: - $952 (3.29%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,066 (14.06%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Illinois State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001692
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,259 (88.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,423 (74.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,321 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
261 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$10,982
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,408 (60.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,392
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,795 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,344
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 833 (35.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
340 (9.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,366

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,451 (77.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,504 (78.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,018 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,083 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$10,666
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,668 (56.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,440
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,970 (79.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,137
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,823 (28.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
812 (4.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,087

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,228
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,753

Academics & Instruction (ISU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


878

Part-Time Faculty


412

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,734,475
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Illinois State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.8%

Programs & Majors (ISU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (71)


  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, General
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (76)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Behavior
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Conservation Biology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Policy
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • French
  • Genetics
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Parasitology
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Structural Biology
  • Student Affairs
  • Textile Design
  • Theater
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Campus Life (ISU)

Location & Geography

Population


54,664

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,111 acres

Weather


Temperature
13.2 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Bloomington
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Normal

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Reggie Redbird
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Illinois State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


17% of women participate

Fraternities


11% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


17,165

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
18,330
Women
10,119
Men
8,211

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 8.6% Black/African-American
  • 10.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.4% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


0.5% from 69 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


2,454

Student Resources (ISU)