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Colleges / Illinois State University

Illinois State University

Normal, IL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%

About Illinois State University

Illinois' first public university.

Illinois State University is a public, state university in the city of Normal, Illinois. Illinois State University was founded in 1857. The college currently enrolls around 20,683 students per year, including 18,114 undergrads.

Illinois State University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Illinois State University. The acceptance rate at Illinois State University is 86%. Out of 19,596 applications received in 2022, 16,899 students were offered admission.

Illinois State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 48%

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Illinois State University is located in the city of Normal, Illinois,.

If you would like to see Illinois State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 55 to Normal, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Central Illinois Regional.

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College Info

100 N University St Normal, IL 61790

Campus Setting: Urban

Illinois State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Illinois State University is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Illinois State University is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Illinois State University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Illinois State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1200


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


1020 to 1200


1020 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Illinois State University students is 1110. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Illinois State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Illinois State University.

Illinois State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Illinois State University is like? There are approximately 20,683 students enrolled at Illinois State University, including 18,114 undergraduate students and 2,569 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from IL and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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