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#244 of 2,597 In North America
#217 of 2,496 In the United States
#10 of 100 In Illinois
#106 of 1,017 For Early Childhood Education
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Acceptance rate
92%
Average SAT
1100
Average ACT
24
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
17,674
Graduates
2,559
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Illinois State University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Illinois State University has an acceptance rate of 92% and is among the 33% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 92% 89% 93%
Applicants 11,913 4,639 7,274
Admissions 10,905 4,114 6,791
Freshmen enrolled full time 3,355 1,398 1,957
Freshmen enrolled part time 19 11 8

7,464 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

945 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,715 or 51%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1200
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Illinois State University are 1000-1200 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
643 or 19%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Illinois State University are 21-27 (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 demographics by race or ethnicity

White 14020 (69%)
Hispanic 2359 (12%)
Black or African American 1962 (10%)
Two or more races 700 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 557 (3%)
Asian 500 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 109 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 9 (0%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$10,848
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $11,524$7,805
Tuition in-state $11,524$7,805
Tuition out-of-state $23,048$9,805
Fee in-district $3,795$1,968
Fee in-state $3,795$1,968
Fee out-of-state $3,795$1,968

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 5,560
Combined charge for room and board $10,146
Room charge $5,494
Meal charge $4,652

Illinois State University majors

Illinois State University has granted 4,420 bachelor's degrees across 77 programs, 820 master's across 38 programs, and 53 doctorate degrees across 10 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Illinois State University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Elementary Education and Teaching 248
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 217 30
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 243
Business Administration and Management, General 153 84
Accounting 179 55
Special Education and Teaching, General 158 22 4
Psychology, General 155 18
Finance, General 167
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 145 14
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 110 44
Agriculture, General 143 6
English Language and Literature, General 107 14 14
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 116 14 4
General Studies 111
Mathematics, General 69 42
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 64 40 2
History, General 94 11
Management Science 99
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 94
Public Relations & Image Management 89
Social Work 60 28
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 86
Art & Art Studies, General 80 3
Industrial Technology & Technician 21 54
Mass Communication & Media Studies 71
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 69
Information Technology 35 32
Sociology, General 60 7
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 67
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 64
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 54 10
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 64
Political Science and Government, General 53 8
Construction Management, General 59
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 25 31
Curriculum and Instruction 50 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 51
Computer Science 50
Music, General 20 28
International Business & Trade & Commerce 46
Music Teacher Education 33 6
Dietetics & Dietitian 37
Human Development and Family Studies, General 37
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 33
Geography 31
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 26 5
Chemistry, General 15 14
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 12 16
Journalism 28
Management Information Systems, General 28
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 27
Economics, General 27
Health Teacher Education 27
Insurance 25
Interior Design 25
Spanish Language and Literature 24
Engineering Technologies & Technicians, General 22
Anthropology, General 14 6
Apparel and Textiles, General 20
Energy Systems Technology & Technician 18
Fine & Studio Arts, General 14 4
Athletic Training & Trainer 17
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 17
Environmental Health 17
Music Performance, General 17
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 15
Physics, General 15
Graphic Communications, General 13
Biology Teacher Education 11
Chemistry Teacher Education 11
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 11
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 11
Philosophy 9
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 9
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 6 1
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 7
Counseling Psychology 6
Reading Teacher Education 6
Biochemistry 5
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 5
Geology & Earth Science, General 5
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 5
School Psychology 5
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 4
Nursing Practice 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Environmental Science 1
French Language and Literature 1
German Language and Literature 1
Nursing Science 1
Grand Total 4,420 820 53

Illinois State University has a graduation rate of 67%, which is among the 28% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 67% 61% 72%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 41%

Publications & Citations

Illinois State University is a world-class research university with 16,362 scientific papers published and 296,540 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Political Science, Environmental Science, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine, and Philosophy.

Publications
16,362
Citations
296,540

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10,599 / 184,364
Biology
6,689 / 159,785
Political Science
6,538 / 110,189
Environmental Science
6,017 / 134,434
Law
6,016 / 106,169
Sociology
5,869 / 99,655
Psychology
5,852 / 130,835
Computer Science
5,816 / 121,354
Medicine
5,785 / 125,991
Philosophy
5,190 / 101,668
Engineering
4,994 / 94,066
Physics
4,842 / 94,002
Mathematics
4,395 / 75,045
Chemistry
4,256 / 93,956
Business
4,097 / 89,150
Economics
3,538 / 60,273
Geography and Cartography
3,223 / 57,664
History
3,073 / 38,408
Quantum and Particle physics
3,064 / 66,526
Geology
2,775 / 70,833
Ecology
2,705 / 73,294
Social Psychology
2,647 / 74,805
Biochemistry
2,620 / 66,677
Linguistics
2,412 / 44,941
Genetics
2,373 / 64,879
Art & Design
2,355 / 35,680
Archaeology
2,292 / 35,503
Organic Chemistry
2,218 / 46,236
Paleontology
2,194 / 60,890
Statistics
2,164 / 50,525
Math Teachers
1,974 / 20,143
Education Majors
1,911 / 21,663
Development Studies
1,840 / 25,984
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,822 / 35,840
Management
1,790 / 42,817
Materials Science
1,610 / 28,139
Psychiatry
1,610 / 39,920
Neuroscience
1,563 / 43,940
Child Psychology
1,555 / 43,543
Botany
1,385 / 39,593

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 180 971
1991 146 1115
1992 219 1259
1993 214 1334
1994 174 1376
1995 199 1576
1996 219 1638
1997 264 1868
1998 228 2174
1999 268 2227
2000 242 2517
2001 293 2743
2002 299 3364
2003 309 3711
2004 346 4257
2005 352 4814
2006 371 5539
2007 404 6462
2008 435 7631
2009 428 8857
2010 488 9882
2011 537 11229
2012 506 12931
2013 628 13684
2014 595 14921
2015 570 15627
2016 598 14859
2017 636 15290
2018 603 15247
2019 652 18203
2020 743 21018
2021 722 25565
2022 594 21992
Academic rankings

Illinois State University alumni

  1. John Malkovich

    John Malkovich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorscreenwritertelevision actorvoice actor
    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 68)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorfilm producertelevision producerfilm director
    Biography

    Gary Alan Sinise is an American actor. 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
    television actorbeauty pageant contestantfilm actordancercharacter actor
    Biography

    Cloris Leachman was an American actress and comedian whose career spanned nearly eight 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 68)
    Occupations
    television actorvoice actoractorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Laura Elizabeth Metcalf is an American actress and comedian. Often described as a character actor, she is known for her complex and versatile roles across the stage and screen. She has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including two Tony Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and three Golden Globe Awards.

All 91 notable alumni

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 3,205
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

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