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Illinois State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1857
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 17,885
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $47,640,533
Admissions Address

Campus Box 2200
Normal, IL 61790-2200

Website

http://www.ilstu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@ilstu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Molly Arnold
Admissions office telephone: (309) 438-2181
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.admissions.ilstu.edu/apply/  
Tuition deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Required
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 12,071
Total acceptances: 8,218
Total freshman enrollment: 3,200
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 4,682
Male acceptances: 3,053
Male freshman enrollment: 1,281
 
Female applicants: 7,389
Female acceptances: 5,165
Female freshman enrollment: 1,919
Out-of-state freshmen: 1%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 446
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 45


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 37%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 85%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 92%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 1%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 99%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 26
Math: 21 - 26
Composite: 22 - 26


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.9% 9.1% 5.1%
24-29 49.0% 43.2% 47.5%
18-23 45.5% 44.0% 41.3%
12-17 1.6% 3.6% 6.1%
6-11 N/A 0.1% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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