Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is a public, multipurpose, coeducational, residential university that places a strong emphasis on undergraduate study. It has one of the largest undergraduate programs in Illinois, with six colleges and 35 academic departments that offer more than 160 major/minor options. In addition the graduate school coordinates 42 master's, specialist and doctoral programs. Its 850-acre campus is located in the urban area of Normal-Bloomington. Campus architecture ranges from a castle-like hall to modern 28-story residential towers.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
18,250
Undergraduates
8,140
Men - 44.6%
10,111
Women - 55.4%
2,628
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 16,151 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.48
SAT Math
563 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
563 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,124
Out-of-state: $46,443
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,832
Out-of-state: $30,151
Room and Board
$9,850
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$12,810
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,687
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
911
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
9%
10-19
24%
20-29
38%
30-39
16%
40-49
4%
50-99
5%
Over 100
5%
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Not reported Population
54,664
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Reggie Redbird
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
2.3%
Black/African-American
9.4%
Hispanic/Latino
11.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
72.7%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
0.6% from 71 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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