Be in the Heart of it All
With a strong economy and fun culture, our community gives you big opportunities and unique experiences.
We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities.
out-of-state and international students from 44 states and 74 countries
1 in 4 students
from underrepresented backgrounds
78% of our students
receive financial aid
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Top 100 Public University
Illinois State’s academic reputation and high graduation rate rank us No. 91 on U.S. News and World Report’s best public national universities list.
High Retention and Graduation Rate
365体育投注Illinois State students complete their degrees on time. ISU's retention rate remains among the highest in the nation at over 80 percent, and our high graduation rate (68.8 percent) is 23 percent above the national average.
Illinois State remains a first-choice institution. We have a strong enrollment of more than 20,000 students, while maintaining academic quality and small class sizes.
Top College Town
Bloomington-Normal ranks as one of the top 40 college towns in America based on it's and among the top 10 for .
Bang for the Buck
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