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
17,674
Undergraduates
7,600
Men - 43%
10,075
Women - 57%
2,559
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
92% of 11,913 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.41
SAT Math
546 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,045
Out-of-state: $43,569
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,757
Out-of-state: $26,281
Room and Board
$10,602
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$13,974
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,725
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
878
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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Normal Population
54,451
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Mascot
Reggie Redbird
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
2.6%
Black/African-American
10.1%
Hispanic/Latino
12.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
70.7%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
0.7% from 77 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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