Admissions Office,Campus Box 2200Normal, IL 61790-2200 309-438-2181
About Illinois State University
  • Year of Foundation 1857
  • Size of Campus 850 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's, master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 17,858
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 56%, 44%, 1%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $9,030 in-state, $15,570out-of-state
  • Room and Board $8,436
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 18,325
Illinois State University’s campus is in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal near the geographic center of the state, 137 miles southwest of Chicago and 164 miles northeast of St. Louis. Interstates 74, 55, and 39; U.S. Route 150; and Illinois Route 9 intersect in Bloomington-Normal, creating a transportation hub. An Amtrak passenger station is just two blocks from the University.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of students in fraternities 17
  • Other general policies hazing prohibited
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 8%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Apostolic Christian Youth Group; Association of Christian Ministries; Baptist Collegiate Ministries; Campus Advance; Campus Bible Club; Campus Crusade for Christ; Catholic Student Association; Center of Hope Campus Outreach
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Shared Freshman Movie Experience; Homecoming; Passages/Preview; Alternative Spring Break; Redbird Athletic events; Gamma Phi Circus; Minority Scholars in Residence Program; Red Dog Chili Supper
  • Number of frat chapter houses 13
  • Number of frats 17
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Lambda Delta; Alpha Phi Sigma; Beta Alpha Psi - Kappa Delta Chapter; Delta Omicron; Eta Sigma Gamma; Golden Key International Honour Society; Kappa Delta Epsilon; Lambda Pi Eta; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Eta Sigma;
  • Number of sororities 15
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association; Alpha Psi Lambda; Asian Pacific American Coalition; Association of Latin American Students; B lack Graduate Student Association; Black Student Union; Black Writers Forum; Caribbean Student Assoc
  • Percent students who are frat members 7%
  • Distance to nearest train Normal (0)
  • Distance to nearest bus Bloomington (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Chicago (130), Bloomington (2)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 35%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 13
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Museums University Galleries is one of the largest galleries for rotating displays in the state. Devoted to presenting a wide survey of contemporary art, the galleries have received national recognition for its exhibits in the Village Voice, the New York Times, th
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 8,878
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 111
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 2,133,165
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,100
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 160
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 52,404
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 143
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 1,258
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 12
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Special Collections/Rare Book Room: Special Collections houses materials on the circus and allied arts book collection, works of several British and American authors, the Lincoln Collection of Harold K. Sage, subject collections in drama, humor, and histor
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,519,687
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,250
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 18%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 82%
  • Student Employment off campus job opportunities are available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year 82%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years 90%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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