Illinois State University is on a 1,111-acre campus in a suburban setting in Normal, Illinois. Illinois State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Illinois State University also has fraternities and sororities.
Illinois State University students' favorite campus events are Festival ISU, Passages/Welcome Weekend and Homecoming.
Illinois State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Illinois State University students live off campus. In 2021, 21.3% of undergrads at Illinois State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 78.7% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Illinois State University. There are 6,303 spots available in on-campus housing for all 17,987 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,824 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Illinois State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Illinois State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Illinois State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Illinois State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Illinois State University, take Interstate 55 to Normal, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Central Illinois Regional airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Illinois State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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