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#5 Best Public Universities in Illinois

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois

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Overview

Student Population
20,635
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
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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 12,886 prospective students applied, and 11,492 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,689 enrolled in the school.  18,207 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,428 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $11,524 plus fees of $2,992. ISU is ranked 363 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes

ISU is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Illinois State University within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1010/1190
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.36
Applications Accepted
89.2% 
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Applications Due Apr 11, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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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$910
Other Fees$2,992
Room and Board $9,850
Budget for Other Expenses$4,482
Total One Year Cost$29,758
Out of State Resident Tuition
$23,048
Out of State Costs for Illinois State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$910
Other Fees$2,992
Room and Board $9,850
Budget for Other Expenses$4,482
Total One Year Cost$41,282

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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.