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Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
Illinois State University, Moulton Hall credit: Willjay
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Overview
Public
17,456 Undergraduates
89% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Midsize
Public
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Illinois State University
North and School Streets
Normal, Illinois
61790-1000
(309) 438-2111
illinoisstate.edu/

Illinois State University, a public university in Normal, Illinois, is one of the top 165 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was started in 1857 as a school for educating teachers. It officially became Illinois State University in 1968. Today, the school sits on 1,000 acres of land in an urban setting. The school’s library, Milner Library, contains over 1.5 million volumes, and its quad, which includes the Fell Arboretum, won a Tree Campus USA award. Illinois State University’s motto is “Gladly We Learn and Teach.” Notable alumni include actress Laurie Metcalf, actress Jane Lynch, basketball player Doug Collins, actor John Malkovich, actor Sean Hayes, actor Gary Cole, actor and comedian Craig Robinson, actor Tom Irwin, singer-songwriter Suzy Bogguss and singer Michelle Williams. The school’s colors are red and white, its mascot is Reggie Redbird and its teams are called the Redbirds. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I FCS. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, swimming and diving, softball, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Club sports include baseball, badminton, fencing, fishing, golf, ice hockey and handball.

Location

Normal is a town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town's population was 52,497. Normal is the smaller of two principal municipalities of the Bloomington–Normal metropolitan area, and Illinois' seventh most populous community outside the Chicago metropolitan area. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

88

restaurants score

Students
44%

Men

56%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1897

New Transfer Students

Admissions
89%

Acceptance Rate

34%

Enrollment Yield

12,078

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$18,415

Typical Cost

$25,168

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,061

In-State (published)

82%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$17,750

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Teacher Education: Multiple Levels

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many on campus

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Missouri Valley Conference

Basketball Conference:

Missouri Valley Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Missouri Valley Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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