Admissions

Location
Normal, IL
Undergrads
17,140
Tuition (in-state)
$20,016 ($12,726)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:12,406
Male Applicants:5,070
Female Applicants:7,336
Total Acceptances:9,178
Male Acceptances:3,657
Female Acceptances:5,521
Acceptance Rate:74%
Yield: ? 34%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(800) 366-2478
Email:admissions@ilstu.edu
Web Site:www.admissions.ilstu.edu
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:No
Application Fee:$40
Application Web Site:www.admissions.ilstu.edu/apply
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision March 1 Rolling beginning September 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
Admissions
Consideration
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
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GPA
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:3,094
Full-Time Male Enrollment:1,293
Full-Time Female Enrollment:1,783
Part-Time Male Enrollment:10
Part-Time Female Enrollment:8
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 254
Applicants Accepting: ? 240
Students Enrolled: ? 240
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:3,993
Applicants Accepted:3,381
Students Enrolled:1,926

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported (Not Reported)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 21 - 26 21 - 26 Not Reported 22 - 25 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:11%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:0%
Students Submitting ACT:99%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
None

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Apply early.
  • Get a lot of recommendations.
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Give effective reasons why you want to attend this school.
  • Go to a community college first.
  • Improve your grade while in high school.
  • Obtain a high ACT/SAT score.
  • Stay positive.
  • Take AP classes when possible.
  • Talk to your counselor to see what will help.
  • Work hard and don't give up.
  • Write an effective admissions essay, even if it is not required.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Always keep your student ID and room key on you.
  • Don't go out every night.
  • Everyone looks forward to the weekends.
  • Frat parties rarely get broken up.
  • Go to class even when the lecture slides are online.
  • Know the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods.
  • Learn the public bus schedule.
  • Learn to manage free time better.
  • Locations of the classroom buildings
  • Make sure to stay in touch with your old friends from high school.
  • Pick a major besides "undecided" because it is harder to switch.
  • Study hard to get a high GPA during your freshman year so that when you have a difficult major class, it doesn't ruin your GPA.
  • Use your money wisely because it runs out fast.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Schedule an individual appointment or learn about group sessions by calling an admissions representative at (800) 366-2478 or (309) 438-2181.
Campus Tours
There are two different ways to tour ISU's campus: through an information session or an open house. The information session consists of a presentation from an admissions counselor, a student-led walking tour of campus, and typically a residence hall tour. These sessions are offered most weekdays throughout the year and on scheduled Saturdays from August through May. To make a reservation, visit: www.admissions.ilstu.edu/forms/campusvisit. An open house consists of a tour of the campus as well as a residence hall and a meeting with representatives from academic areas and student services.
Overnight Visits
After students confirm their decision to attend ISU, they are asked to participate in Preview, a summer orientation at ISU. Students can choose from a number of weekends that best fits their schedule. On a selected weekend, they will stay on campus and be introduced to college life and other future ISU students.
Did You Know?
  • Visitors are also presented the path to ISU through images of Reggie the Redbird painted on the road.
  • When visitors reach the entrance of the University, they are greeted with a large bridge featuring the name of the school.
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