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#7 Best Public Universities in Illinois

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois

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Overview

Student Population
20,233
Illinois State University overview
Location Normal, Illinois
Online illinoisstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Illinois State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Normal, Illinois, Illinois State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 11,913 prospective students applied, and 10,905 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,374 enrolled in the school.  17,733 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,500 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $11,524 plus fees of $3,795. ISU is ranked 467 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

ISU is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Illinois State University within the 2023 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
Illinois State University overview
SAT 1000/1200
ACT 21/27
GPA 3.41
Applications Accepted
91.5% 
Illinois State University overview
Applications Due Apr 11, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$11,524
In State Costs for Illinois State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$830
Other Fees$3,795
Room and Board $10,146
Budget for Other Expenses$5,856
Total One Year Cost$32,151
Out of State Resident Tuition
$23,048
Out of State Costs for Illinois State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$830
Other Fees$3,795
Room and Board $10,146
Budget for Other Expenses$5,856
Total One Year Cost$43,675

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
71% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Illinois State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Education 18%
Social Sciences 6%
Health Professions 6%
Communication 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145813 IPEDS survey data for Illinois State University.

Current students may use the Illinois State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.