Illinois State University (ISU)

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Normal, IL

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Illinois State University

Illinois State University

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Other Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Construction Management
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management


Major Bachelors Masters
Administration of Special Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Environmental Health
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Library Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Counseling Psychology
Political Science and Government
School Psychology

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

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ISU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 12 Reviews

50% of students gave Illinois State University 4 stars in Academics.

5 reviews 6 reviews 1 review 0 reviews 0 reviews

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

I have been taking classes from the School of Kinesiology. They have fantastic teachers and the program makes me happy I choose recreation management as my major. The classes hold around 30. My workload is very manageable and I have only had a few frustratingly hard/long assignments. No class has been to much for me to handle. I am a B average student.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

The classes at Illinois State are perfect. The school excels in several different major programs, especially the accounting program I am currently in. The workload for classes is decent but is not too much where it is easy to get super stressed out over. All the professors are pleasant and are there to help their students succeed. The only thing is that when taking the GenEd courses the class size is rather large, and you have to go and personally ask a professor for help if you need it.

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ISU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Average Freshman GPA Retention Rate
Carnegie Class Orientation Month(s)
Doctoral/Research Universities
Orientation for new students held in June, July, August, and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary

Class Sizes at Illinois State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 31%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 7%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 57%
  • 100+ Students: 4%
]]> Fewer than 20 Students 50 - 100 Students 20 - 49 Students 100+ Students

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 81
  • Unknown and Other: 7
  • Asian: 5
  • Latino: 3
  • African American: 3
]]> Caucasian Unknown and Other Asian Latino African American

Faculty at Illinois State University

Total Faculty Student-to-Faculty Ratio Full-Time Professors Male Faculty Part-Time Professors Women Faculty

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