Illinois State University: Statistics

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#219 of 2,496 In the United States
#10 of 100 In Illinois
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
81%
Average SAT
1120
Average ACT
24
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
17,987
Graduates
2,733
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Illinois State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 81% 81% 82%
Applicants 15,487 5,785 9,702
Admissions 12,593 4,670 7,923
Freshmen enrolled full time 3,324 1,302 2,022
Freshmen enrolled part time 29 16 13

5,246 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

14,568 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,654 or 79%
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
1,725 or 51%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Illinois State University are 21-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
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

White 14560 (70%)
Hispanic 2300 (11%)
Black or African American 1968 (10%)
Two or more races 683 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 547 (3%)
Asian 507 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 120 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 14 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 7 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,214
Students receiving aid
94%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $11,524$7,892
Tuition in-state $11,524$7,892
Tuition out-of-state $23,048$9,504
Fee in-district $3,795$1,565
Fee in-state $3,795$1,565
Fee out-of-state $3,795$1,565

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 5,640
Combined charge for room and board $9,850
Room charge $5,334
Meal charge $4,516

Illinois State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Elementary Education and Teaching 255
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 251
Business Administration and Management, General 140 104
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 183 29
Finance, General 208
Accounting 150 58
Agriculture, General 172 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 154 19 2
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 158 7
Psychology, General 145 16
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 105 23
English Language and Literature, General 104 14 8
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 112 10 4
Management Science 123
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 69 33 8
History, General 94 11
General Studies 100
Mathematics, General 69 26
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 91
Political Science and Government, General 76 9
Sociology, General 75 7
Public Relations & Image Management 79
Art & Art Studies, General 73 5
Social Work 51 27
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 78
Curriculum and Instruction 67 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 67 7
Industrial Technology & Technician 18 54
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 71
Mass Communication & Media Studies 66
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 63
International Business & Trade & Commerce 62
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 60
Information Technology 35 25
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 50 9
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 58
Construction Management, General 58
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 55
Computer Science 53
Human Development and Family Studies, General 48
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 44
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 22 19
Economics, General 37
Music, General 15 20
Dietetics & Dietitian 35
Music Teacher Education 28 6
Journalism 33
Health Teacher Education 33
Insurance 33
Engineering Technologies & Technicians, General 32
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 14 18
Geography 31
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 31
Interior Design 30
Apparel and Textiles, General 26
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 26
Athletic Training & Trainer 25
Management Information Systems, General 24
Music Performance, General 23
Environmental Health 23
Chemistry, General 16 7
Anthropology, General 17 5
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 21
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 20
Physics, General 19
Spanish Language and Literature 19
Biology Teacher Education 18
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 15
Counseling Psychology 15
Chemistry Teacher Education 14
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 14
Philosophy 12
Geology & Earth Science, General 12
Energy Systems Technology & Technician 12
Graphic Communications, General 11
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 11
Fine & Studio Arts, General 6 4
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 10
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 9
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 8
Biochemistry 7
School Psychology 7
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 6
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 5
Nursing Science 5
Reading Teacher Education 4
Nursing Practice 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
French Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 4,566 805 67
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 68% 60% 74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 76%

Publications & Citations

Publications
10,758
Citations
314,873

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,266 / 66,958
Psychology
2,350 / 108,764
Medicine
1,643 / 47,175
Business
1,487 / 61,294
Biology
1,209 / 51,119
Computer Science
1,042 / 29,712
Mathematics
1,023 / 23,517
Economics
928 / 26,188
Chemistry
882 / 25,313
Social Psychology
878 / 57,079
Environmental Science
855 / 29,378
Sociology
755 / 12,651
Child Psychology
555 / 30,038
Engineering
538 / 13,078
Math Teachers
538 / 9,784
Art & Design
534 / 4,086
Political Science
522 / 4,772
Education Majors
491 / 11,598
Physics
390 / 7,058
Demography
374 / 12,925
Health Science
361 / 6,057
Communications and Public Relations
345 / 8,665
Ecology
327 / 14,215
Marketing
282 / 21,327
History
243 / 1,120
Cognitive Science
222 / 8,982
Development Studies
220 / 6,621
Clinical Psychology
210 / 8,460
Geography and Cartography
195 / 3,818
Biochemistry
194 / 9,456
Pharmacy
194 / 4,842
Zoology
187 / 6,040
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
184 / 9,137
Investment Banking and Stock trading
161 / 3,263
Organic Chemistry
161 / 3,586
Law
160 / 1,214
Physical Therapy
159 / 5,423
Management Information Systems
158 / 7,404
Finance
156 / 3,163
Inorganic Chemistry
148 / 3,340

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 111 1479
1992 171 1653
1993 158 1702
1994 129 1824
1995 159 2236
1996 174 2444
1997 210 2842
1998 202 3235
1999 220 3272
2000 217 3868
2001 253 4183
2002 263 4928
2003 284 5801
2004 352 6734
2005 344 7746
2006 356 9011
2007 386 10983
2008 412 12665
2009 413 15104
2010 479 17339
2011 544 19722
2012 480 22807
2013 570 24517
2014 570 26416
2015 546 26730
2016 560 24502
2017 574 24262
2018 519 23051
2019 566 26182
2020 626 30064
2021 613 32397

Illinois State University alumni

  1. John Malkovich

    John Malkovich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producertelevision actorfilm actorfilm director
    Biography

    John Malkovich is an American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.

  2. Gary Sinise

    Gary Sinise
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    film directormusicianstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Gary Alan Sinise is an American actor, humanitarian, and musician. Among other awards, he has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Sinise has also received numerous awards and honors for his extensive humanitarian work and involvement with charitable organizations. He is a supporter of various veterans' organizations and founded the Lt. Dan Band (named after his character in Forrest Gump), which plays at military bases around the world.

  3. Cloris Leachman

    Cloris Leachman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2021 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    actordancervoice actorcharacter actorstage actor
    Biography

    Cloris Leachman was an American actress and comedienne whose career spanned more than seven decades. She won many accolades, including eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated and, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, most awarded performer in Emmy history. She won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award.

  4. Laurie Metcalf

    Laurie Metcalf
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actorvoice actoractor
    Biography

    Laura Elizabeth Metcalf is an American actress. She has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including two Tony Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards.

General info

Alternative names ISU
Founded 1857
Motto Gladly we Learn and Teach
Colors red, white
Academic Calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff 3,307
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address North and School Streets
Normal, Illinois, 61790-1000
United States
City population 53,000
Phone 3094382111
Fax +1 (309) 438 2768

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