Illinois State University

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Illinois State University (ISU) was founded in 1857, making it the oldest public university in Illinois. ISU is located in Normal, Illinois, USA. Its campus is located in the twin-cities of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Its central location and access to Routes and Interstates make it more readily accessible.

ISU is considered a “national university” granting several different doctoral degrees. It has a strong emphasis on research. ISU ranks 85th on the 2012 U.S. News and World Report list for the top national public universities. Only four public universities in Illinois made the list and of them only the University of Illinois – Chicago and the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign ranked higher in 2012. Additionally, ISU is known for being one of the top ten producers of teachers in America according to the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

The ISU athletic teams, the “Redbirds,” are members of the Missouri Valley Conference. Their mascot is based on the state bird—the cardinal.

General Information

Admission Office
Campus Box 2200
Normal, IL 61790-2200
(309) 438-2181
(800) 366-2478
Fax: (309) 438-3932
[email protected]
Contact: Molly Arnold
Director of Admissions
Main Address
Admissions, Campus Box 2200
Normal, IL 61790-2200
(309) 438-2111
www.ilstu.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 18,065
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,394
Degree-seeking undergrads: 17,997
Graduate enrollment: 2,734

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $40
Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 64%
Percent students who return for sophomore year: 83%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $9,019 $9,814 $10,531 $11,417 +8.41%
Books and Supplies $888 $933 $1,084 $1,023 -5.63%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,848 $7,458 $7,882 $8,436 +7.03%
Other $3,073 $3,222 $3,254 $3,394 +4.30%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $19,828 $21,427 $22,751 $24,270 +6.68%
In-state Off Campus $9,907 $10,747 $11,615 $12,440 +7.10%
In-state with Family $9,907 $10,747 $11,615 $12,440 +7.10%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,319
In-state Student Fees $1,967
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $12,964
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,987

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,319 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,006 30% $9,248,090 $9,193
• Federal grants 497 15% $2,052,050 $4,129
• Pell grants 482 14% $1,647,983 $3,419
• Other federal grants 359 11% $404,067 $1,126
Local and state government scholarships or grants 758 22% $4,214,321 $5,560
Institutional scholarships or grants 620 18% $2,981,719 $4,809
Student loan financial aid 1,873 55% $12,196,519 $6,512
• Federal student loans 1,865 55% $9,522,144 $5,106
• Other student loans 256 8% $2,674,375 $10,447

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4582 707 65 25
Agriculture 32
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 32
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 174 12 4
Biochemistry 24
Biology and Biological Sciences 150 12 4
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 982 115
Accounting 165 61
Business Administration and Management 118 54
Finance 226
Insurance 56
International Business 29
Management Information Systems 17
Management Science 130
Marketing/Marketing Management 241
Communication and Journalism Studies 254 37
Journalism 56
Mass Media Studies 47
Public Relations/Image Management 89
Speech Communication 62 37
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 90 34
Computer Science 19
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 21
Information Technology 50 34
Education 825 156 36 12
Administration Of Special Education 9
Business Teacher Studies 25
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 25
Curriculum and Instruction 44 9
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership, Management and Administration 23 20
Educational and Instructional Technology
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 285
Health Teacher Education 38
Junior High/Middle School Teacher Education 93
Kindergarten/Preschool Teacher Education 72
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Music Teacher Education 37 6
Physical Education/Coaching Teacher Education 49
Reading Teacher Education 36
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 3
Social Studies Teacher Education 11
Special Education Teacher Education 197 22 2
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Technology and Industrial Arts Teacher Education 18
Engineering Technology 154 26
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 16
Industrial Technology/Technician 138 26
English Language and Literature/Letters 190 9 13 2
English Language and Literature 190 7 13
Writing 2 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 61 6
Foreign Languages and Literatures 6
French Language and Literature 9
German Language and Literature 7
Spanish Language and Literature 45
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 311 65 7
Athletic Training/Trainer 22
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 77 51 7
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 33
Environmental Health 21
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 9
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 13
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 12
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 133 5
History 145 17
History 145 17
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 167 7
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 167 7
Human Services 43 18
Social Work 43 18
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 126
General Studies 91
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 35
Library Science 4
Library and Information Science 4
Mathematics and Statistics 77 23
Mathematics 77 23
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 135 39
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 39
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 56
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 79
Physical Sciences 53 17
Chemistry 23 13
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 4
Geology/Earth Science 13
Physics 17
Psychology 123 27 5 7
Counseling Psychology 7
Psychology 123 20
School Psychology 5 7
Social Sciences 287 45
Anthropology 26
Archaeology 4
Economics 57 17
Geography 20
Political Science and Government 121 16
Sociology 63 8
Visual and Performing Arts 211 40
Art/Art Studies 97 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 61 4
Fine/Studio Arts 5 9
Music Performance 15
Music 17 23
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 16 2
Work and Family Studies 142 14
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 142 14
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Insurance/Risk Management B
International Business B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer Science B
Information Technology B

Education
Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Environmental Health B
Medical Records Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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