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Illinois State University

1857
Founded
1401+
QS Ranking
81%
Acceptance Rate
  • Upcoming Intake

    Aug 2024

  • Tution Fees

    Starts from 27,069 USD

  • English Requirement

    IELTS, TOEFL

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Illinois State University was founded in 1857 as Illinois State Normal University, making it the state’s oldest university. It gained its current name in 1967 and is still based in Normal, Illinois. There are currently over 20,000 students including more than 500 international students from around 74 countries.

It has been ranked as the best-value public university in Illinois by US News & World Report. The same report ranked Illinois State University as 219th in a list of the USA’s best 440 private and public universities and 112nd in the list of public universities. Forbes magazine ranked it as the 259th best university in the country.

What is the Illinois State University acceptance rate for International Students?

The Illinois State University acceptance rate is 81%.

Illinois State University provides a range of first-rate facilities to its students.

The Redbird Arena hosts both athletics and concerts along with other large-scale events, as sports is a big part of the camaraderie of campus life at the University. The Student Center is comprehensive in how it provides for its students, as there are dining options, a movie theater, a bowling alley, and the usual event spaces to provide a well-rounded student experience.

Student Life

The Bone Student Center provides plenty of student meeting spaces, a bookshop, and hospitality spaces for students to hang out amongst their age groups in one convenient location. There are over 400 registered student organizations on campus, a large number compared to other universities worldwide. There are over thirty Greek sororities and fraternities on campus, as a big Greek community is enrolled at the University. Similarly, there is a significant sports presence on campus, and students have a fair chance of playing for a team in their preferred sport. There are nineteen varsity sports teams for all genders, and the University is a member of the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference. Numerous volunteer and service opportunities are presented to students all year round so students can develop their leadership skills and make a difference in the world.

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Ranking

  • QS

    by QS

    1401+

FAQs

The approximate student-to-faculty balance is 17:1.
Career services, academic advising, disability, and mental health services are all available to students at Illinois State University.
The job placement rate is very high for graduates of Illinois State University. In 2020 it was reported as 94%.

The Illinois State University is ranked #1201-1400 in QS World University Rankings.

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