Illinois State University Rankings

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In the World#1153 of 14178
In North America#370 of 2629
In the United States#333 of 2528
In Illinois#12 of 100
In Normal#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
82%
Average SAT
1120
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
89%
Undergraduates
18,250
Graduates
2,628
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Illinois State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate82%81%82%
Applicants16,1516,12810,023
Admissions13,2344,9778,257
Freshmen enrolled full time3,8351,6062,229
Freshmen enrolled part time25817

5,106 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

600 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
3,161 or 82%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1020
or below

75% of them
had 1220
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Illinois State University are 1020-1220 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,026 or 52%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Illinois State University are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White14865 (71%)
Hispanic2260 (11%)
Black or African American1880 (9%)
Two or more races666 (3%)
Nonresident Alien558 (3%)
Asian477 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown127 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander21 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native10 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,729
Students receiving aid
89%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$10,547$7,956
Tuition in-state$10,547$7,956
Tuition out-of-state$18,138$9,233
Fee in-district$2,289$1,797
Fee in-state$2,289$1,797
Fee out-of-state$2,289$1,797

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity5,895
Combined charge for room and board$9,850
Room charge$5,334
Meal charge$4,516

Illinois State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Accounting20764
Marketing & Marketing Management, General258
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse18032
Elementary Education and Teaching210
Agriculture, General1871
Finance, General182
Special Education and Teaching, General148246
Business Administration and Management, General13535
Speech Communication and Rhetoric12635
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies1526
Psychology, General13218
Management Science143
Biology & Biological Sciences, General107143
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General119
English Language and Literature, General96119
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist66389
General Studies99
History, General878
Political Science and Government, General8410
Information Technology5536
Early Childhood Education and Teaching86
Social Work6026
Public Relations & Image Management82
Mathematics, General5721
Sociology735
Curriculum and Instruction6412
Mass Communication & Media Studies69
Kinesiology and Exercise Science67
Industrial Technology & Technician1551
Art & Art Studies, General534
Computer Science57
Human Development and Family Studies, General55
Construction Management51
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching50
Music, General2127
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General399
Dietetics & Dietitian44
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies43
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General43
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching42
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General2418
Economics, General1820
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist38
Visual and Performing Arts, Other307
Music Teacher Education278
Journalism34
Apparel and Textiles, General34
Interior Design34
Engineering Technology, General31
Health Teacher Education31
Chemistry, General2110
Athletic Training & Trainer26
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance25
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology25
International Business & Trade & Commerce24
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene24
Educational Leadership and Administration, General1311
Environmental Health22
Anthropology157
Management Information Systems, General22
Insurance21
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services21
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator19
Geography18
Physics, General18
Spanish Language and Literature18
Geology & Earth Science, General18
Fine & Studio Arts, General77
Graphic Communications, General14
Philosophy13
Energy Management and Systems Technology & Technician13
Music Performance, General12
Biology Teacher Education12
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications12
Legal Assistant & Paralegal12
Biochemistry9
Counseling Psychology9
Reading Teacher Education9
Chemistry Teacher Education8
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education7
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General7
Nursing Science6
Nursing Practice5
Business Teacher Education3
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other3
School Psychology3
German Language and Literature2
French Language and Literature2
Archeology1
Mathematics Teacher Education1
Grand Total4,47273065
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate70%63%74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 56%

Publications & Citations

Publications
12,554
Citations
362,429

Publication count by topic

Psychology
2,925
Biology
1,374
Chemistry
1,159
Economics
813
Sociology
801
Computer science
706
Business
652
Medicine
647
Political science
623
Mathematics
562
History
261
Engineering
235
Physics
224
Art
211
Geography
189
Philosophy
142
Geology
128
Materials science
123
Environmental science
101

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business17546,264
Economics24239,633
History3001,112
Psychology321106,136
Sociology43512,119
Philosophy444667
Political science4774,131
Art740174
Geography7583,298
Biology80756,504
Geology8943,233
Chemistry105827,080
Medicine111418,396
Computer science11529,059
Mathematics11996,268
Environmental science12802,524
Engineering14902,302
Physics15112,608
Materials science26591,273

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901421218
19911041404
19921621587
19931531606
19941231753
19951382066
19961612329
19971912671
19981773003
19992013148
20002003605
20012293943
20022504622
20032635387
20043296187
20053157129
20063268337
200734510130
200837811755
200937713879
201043315988
201149218569
201244221386
201354522982
201454024831
201552025064
201655122533
201754121534
201849718955
201956422162
202055924760

General info

Alternative namesISU
Founded1857
WikipediaIllinois State University
MottoGladly we Learn and Teach
Colorsred, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff3,281
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

AddressNorth and School Streets
Normal, Illinois, 61790-1000
United States
City population52,000
Phone3094382111
Fax+1 (309) 438 2768

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