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Normal, IL
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$20,016 ($12,726)
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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: the girls are your typical loud stuck up catty with an attitude types always looking for drama. occasionally, there will be a really nice and friendly girl. however, its really hard to make friends with some girls here because they are not interested in tlaking to you if you dont look like them. in addition, you dont really know who is genuine. people i thought were my friends have talked behind my back many times. the majority of guys are your typical frat douchey guys only interested in one thing. i desperately wished that there were more genuine poeple at this school, but it seems like everyone is fake on one level or another

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I have found the people on campus to be extremely friendly. There are all different kinds of people and many groups represented, and I have made a lot of amazing friends.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It's hard to say because this varies greatly amongst different social groups. I would say that generally people are Illinois State are outgoing and enjoy partying. The social scene is usually pretty lively.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Idk there's a great mix of. People

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Social scene on campus for guys and girls is superb


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Elizabeth Nelligan
Lake Zurich, IL
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Illinois State University is not unlike the typical college where people meet outside of class and have random relationships. Females outnumber males at ISU, but it is difficult for girls to find guys that want to have a relationship rather than a one-night stand. There is a mix of people, some of which who came to college already in a relationship and others not looking to have a serious relationship. It is very rare to see someone start a relationship with the person he or she hooked up with previously. A strategic way to meet people is through friends or classes.

Bars and nightlife are huge at ISU and that is where many guys and girls meet. Alcohol plays a role as an inhibitor and allows people to make decisions involving sex. More people go out when the weather is nice, so it is easier to meet someone during the spring and fall. It is not uncommon to see girls lounging in their bikinis on the quad or shirtless guys playing football in front of their apartments. ISU has some very attractive people, and they are not afraid to admit it, nor are they afraid to show it off.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Student Health Services provides students with various types of birth control, including different pills, patches, and shots. In order to obtain these birth control methods, students need to make an appointment with one of ISU's doctors on campus. Students are also able to purchase condoms at the Student Health Services pharmacy, the Health Stop Resource Center, and the G Spot, which is a tent located on the quad during certain days of the week.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Bars
  2. Frat parties
  3. House parties
  4. Pools at apartment complexes
  5. The quad
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Bars
  2. Frats
  3. Off-campus parties
Social Scene
ISU's social scene is one of the University's perks. No matter what social group you are a part of, there is always something to do. It is also a perk to be a guy because of the abundance of girls at ISU. It is no secret what most students like to do on the weekends, and that is party. Even though ISU is not nationally ranked as a party school, students here know how to have a good time. During the day, the quad is the place to be. Students lounge on the grass, or play football, Frisbee, or bags. You will not find many students locked up in their dorm rooms or apartments when the sun is shining.
Hookups or Relationships?
While many may be in relationships, there is also a large pool of random hookups that occur on campus. Commitment-free hookups are easy to find if that is what you're looking for. Many of these hookups are alcohol-induced and may continue for a time as commitment-free. It is widely known that incoming freshmen already in a relationship before coming to ISU will break it off before Thanksgiving break.
Dress Code
Hoodies and sweatpants are generally what is seen on the quad on the way to class. Many students do not take the time to dress up for class. At times, you may see an overzealous student trying to make an impression in class, and they generally will be wearing brands like Forever 21 or Abercrombie & Fitch. It is also common during the first few weeks of school to see freshman girls looking as if they are ready to go out on the town. However, after a few concerned looks, the going-out attire gets put back in the closet, and hoodies make their welcomed appearance.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 73 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 72 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 89 responses

  • 20% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 18% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 15% None
  • 12% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 9 responses

  • 37% House parties
  • 26% In class, if you actually talk to them
  • 21% Bars
  • 11% Frat parties
  • 5% Don't
  • 0% Pools at apartment complexes
  • 0% The quad

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Chill
  • 25% Hardworking
  • 8% Hangover
  • 8% Bro
  • 8% Hardworking but fun

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 88 responses

  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 6% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 66% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 27% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 12 responses

  • 30% Floormates
  • 30% In class, if you actually talk to them
  • 26% Organizations
  • 15% Anywhere on weekends


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