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About

History

Illinois State University is Illinois' first public university, founded in 1857. The University enrolls students from throughout Illinois, 40 other states, the District of Columbia, and 61 other countries. Students are mentored by a faculty that includes numerous teacher-scholars recognized at national and international levels, and all are dedicated to superior teaching.

Education

Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:

  • Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
  • Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
  • Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments.

Research

Organized Centers and Offices

  • Applied Social Research Unit: Data collection/analysis to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Center for Adoption Studies: Research and training that informs adoption policy and practice.
  • Center for Mathematics, Science & Technology: Integrated teaching/learning of mathematics, science, and technology.
  • Center for Reading and Literacy: Service and research that develops various reading literacies.
  • Center for the Study of Educational Policy: Research promoting systemic and sustainable education reform strategies.

Career

The Career Center helps students to develop effective job search skills and strategies, and seeks to connect students with employers seeking candidates for full-time positions, internships, professional practice experiences and part-time jobs.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
1401 -200
2023
1201
2022
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
1535 -112
2022
1423
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Student Services Building is home to many student services, including the Dean of Students Office, the Career Center, Student Counseling Services, Student Affairs Information Technology, and Student Health Services. Some registered student organizations have offices here, including the Student Government Association.

Housing services

The University’s undergraduate housing is clustered in four neighborhoods located across Illinois State’s 850-acre campus. The four areas include Hewett and Manchester Halls, Tri-Towers, Watterson Towers, and Cardinal Court. Each area provides its own unique feel. No matter which area of campus you live in, you can expect a sense of community, individual attention, support services to help you succeed, and a connection to Illinois State University that is second to none!

Cardinal Court houses 894 undergraduate students (primarily sophomores) in 227 furnished apartments. It provides a unique opportunity to experience apartment-style living with the benefits of living in university housing.

Library services

The library at Illinois State Normal University opened in 1890, thirty-three years after the opening of the university. Until that time, departments held their own collections.

Milner’s collections include:

  • 1,622,355 print volumes
  • 81,448 electronic serial titles
  • 1,927 print journal titles

ICT services

Computer workstations:

  • 84 public workstations
  • 63 classroom workstations
  • 110 computer lab workstations
  • 30 laptops

Medical services

The Student Health Services offers a student-oriented clinic providing examinations, treatment, urgent care, and minor surgical procedures. As an Illinois State University student you have access to quality, convenient, primary health care.

All students may use the Student Health Services. The Student Insurance plan is not needed to access care at Student Health Services.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus is in Normal, just a short drive from Chicago and St. Louis. Uptown Normal’s Amtrak station and Bloomington’s airport put us within a few hours of most major U.S. cities.

Sports facilities

The Fitness program offers a variety of regularly scheduled classes in cardiovascular, strength and mind/body training formats for all current members of the SFC.The Sport Club program within Campus Recreation is an exciting way for students to get involved in competitive recreational sports while attending Illinois State University. Each Sport Club is run primarily by students, with assistance by the Department of Campus Recreation. 

Student clubs

Are you interested in joining a club? Student Activities and Involvement helps students find their way by providing multitude of opportunities to get involved on campus, and helping registered student organizations to be successful.  

With over 400 registered student organizations (RSOs) from which to choose, students have the opportunity to explore interests, develop academics and hone leadership skills.  

Accreditation

Illinois State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Illinois State University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Illinois State University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Redbird 5 Scholarship
Need-based

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Illinois State University
Normal, United States
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1250 USD
Deadline
15 Oct 2024
Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Merit-based

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SHAPE America
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
60000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Postdocs in STEM Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholars Program
Merit-based Need-based

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Zuckerman Scholars
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
4000 USD
Deadline
05 May 2024
OAS – The New School
Merit-based

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Mar 2024
Diasporans Africa Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Diasporans 
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
38000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Marshall Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
15 Apr 2024
Denise Halbach Performance Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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SETC
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Oct 2024
CouponBirds "Help to Save" Scholarship
Need-based

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CouponBirds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund
Need-based

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Support Creativity Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Support Creativity
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Zolve Global Scholarship
Merit-based

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Zolve
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Illinois State University, visit our scholarship search.

Normal, Illinois, United States

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