The Best & Worst

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

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    The bar scene/Pub II
  2. 2
    Being an education major
  3. 3
    The campus has a comfortable atmosphere-small school environment in a big-school town.
  4. 4
    Hanging out on the quad
  5. 5
    Watterson Towers
  6. 6
    Weekends
  7. 7
    Students and local residents are both friendly.
  8. 8
    The professors and the variety of classes offered
  9. 9
    Close to other transportation (such as train and bus)
  10. 10
    Milner Library

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
82% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
71% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
88% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
70% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
59% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Highly Satisfied Students
79% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Excess amount of cornfields
  2. 2
    Finding a parking spot and the amount of ongoing construction on campus
  3. 3
    Football stadium
  4. 4
    The guy/girl ratio
  5. 5
    It's hard to graduate in four years.
  6. 6
    Lack of school spirit and poor athletics
  7. 7
    It's mandatory to live on campus for two years. But when you actually go to move off campus, you face terrible off-campus realty companies.
  8. 8
    Police patrol
  9. 9
    The unpredictable weather/strong winds in the winter
  10. 10
    Price of textbooks every semester

Facts & Statistics

Not Much Diversity
One of the least racially diverse campuses-only 18% of students are minorities.
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