Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA-
Illinois State University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Missouri Valley Conference
Illinois State University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.165 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.157 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.157 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Elementary Education234Graduates
- Management Sciences and Information Systems192Graduates
- Special Education and Teaching176Graduates
- Family Studies and Consumer Sciences159Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities150Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies149Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.202 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.241 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responsesReport
After Illinois State University
- Very Good1007
My experience at Illinois state university is something I will never forget for many different reasons. Illinois state university is located in normal il but it's anything but normal. Illinois state university will forever have a place in my life. Illinois state university has something for every single person. Illinois state university is huge on diversity and offers something for everyone! It's important for everyone to feel like they have a place. The campus is amazing and it's very clean! It's a great environment to come to everyday. The local area around Illinois state university is great, lots of shopping and good places to eat and lots of local places to get part time jobs. Illinois state university has so much to offer!
- 3 months ago
I am not a student athlete, but I am still involved with the athletics at ISU. I feel like most sports here still get students involved to help support our redbird family. Team performance is always good, we're a D1 school, even if we lose, we still do amazing! Fan support is amazing, it is so nice to see alumni come back and support sporting events. The student section at basketball games and football games is so much fun to be apart of, it really gets students involved and feel as if they are apart of something. Our school spirit is great, all I see when I walk to class is red, everywhere! I am always telling people how great ISU is and that they should come visit or even apply here. Athletics don't just have to be about who's on camera, there are plenty of intramural sports that so many students take part in. They, too, have very nice facilities to use like Horton Field House, the recreational center, etc.
- College Freshman
- 9 months ago
It's very expensive and, as a vegetarian who enjoys eating healthy meals including fresh vegetables and fruits, the dining options are extremely poor. For example, there is a sign that says "only 2 pieces of fruit per student" near the pitiful little fruit stand. I often eat many, many more than that in one sitting--fruit salad for breakfast or a part of lunch/dinner is amazing! Fruits and veggies are the main part of my diet, and there are not many options to choose from at all. This is unfortunate; during the summer (away from the dining center), I eat only salad for dinner and it's absolutely delicious--that's why I can eat it for months on end without tiring of it. This would be an easy option for vegetarians stuck in the precarious situation of dining centers, but the salad bar is severely lacking. It often uses slots that should be used for veggies for cheeses, leftover meats, pasta salads, and other items that are definitely not going in my salad! In fact, only a handful of veggies are even offered...the ones that are available every day? Lettuce and tomatoes. <-----I can't go about my busy college day eating that!
- College Sophomore
- July 14 2014