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Located in Normal, Illinois, Illinois State University is a public institution. Normal is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

$30,078 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
92% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Illinois State University?


Contact details for Illinois State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: North And School Streets, Normal, IL 61790-1000
Phone: 309-438-2111

How Do I Get Into Illinois State?

You can apply to Illinois State online at:

Admission Requirements for Illinois State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Illinois State?

92% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
51% Submit SAT Scores
Illinois State has the high acceptance rate of 92%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Average Test Scores

About 51% of students accepted to Illinois State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Illinois State University  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Illinois State University  ( 490 to 590 )
Illinois State received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Illinois State University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Illinois State University  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Illinois State University  ( 21 to 27 )

Can I Afford Illinois State University?

$30,078 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Illinois State is $30,078. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Illinois State, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,265 a year. That adds up to $29,060 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Illinois State is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Illinois State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,444 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,674 undergraduate students at Illinois State, with 16,444 being full-time and 1,230 being part-time.


There are also 2,559 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,444 full-time undergraduates at Illinois State, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Illinois State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 415
Black or African American 1,635
Hispanic or Latino 2,048
White 11,556
International Students 134
Other Races/Ethnicities 656

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Illinois State University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 72 countries are represented at Illinois State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Panama, and China.

Online Learning at Illinois State University

945 Took All Classes Online
8,409 Took At Least One Class Online
598.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 8,409 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Illinois State has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Illinois State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Illinois State University was 598.7%. This is the #69 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Illinois State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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