Quick facts about Illinois State University:

  • Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is a public, multipurpose, coeducational, residential university that places a strong emphasis on undergraduate study.
  • The most popular majors at Illinois State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Social Sciences.
  • It has one of the largest undergraduate programs in Illinois, with six colleges and 35 academic departments that offer more than 160 major/minor options.
  • In addition the graduate school coordinates 42 master’s, specialist and doctoral programs. Its 850-acre campus is located in the urban area of Normal-Bloomington. Campus architecture ranges from a castle-like hall to modern 28-story residential towers.
  • Bloomington-Normal ranks as one of the top 40 college towns in America based on it’s quality of life and among the top 10 for arts and entertainment opportunities.
  • We were ranked by College Factual as the 22nd Best College for the Money out of 1,200 schools across the country.