Illinois State University

Normal, IL
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Illinois State University Reviews

Based on 56 Reviews
North and School Streets Normal, IL
College Review
Career PreparationA
Students and CultureA
FacilitiesA
Activities and GroupsA-
A-
Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Illinois State University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
8
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
70
36
Special Education and Teaching, General
176
16
0
Spanish Language and Literature
37
Social Studies Teacher Education
0
Secondary School Administration/principalship
0
Rhetoric and Composition
1
Reading Teacher Education
16
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
56
Music Teacher Education
29
7
Mathematics Teacher Education
2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
33
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching
60
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
58
Health Teacher Education
34
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General
43
German Language and Literature
3
General Studies
117
French Language and Literature
7
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
0
10
English Language and Literature, General
142
11
11
Elementary Education and Teaching
234
Educational/instructional Technology
0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
0
0
33
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
1
Curriculum and Instruction
24
0
7
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
24
Chemistry Teacher Education
0
Business Teacher Education
8
Art/art Studies, General
89
1
Administration of Special Education
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Marketing/marketing Management, General
199
Management Science
176
International Business/trade/commerce
23
Insurance
53
Finance, General
215
0
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General
159
18
Economics, General
50
12
Business Administration and Management, General
99
72
Accounting
146
53
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Sociology
108
5
Social Work
43
20
School Psychology
6
6
Psychology, General
150
16
Political Science and Government, General
98
11
Philosophy
19
Library and Information Science
8
History, General
103
13
Counseling Psychology
10
Archeology
7
Anthropology
17
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
187
22
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
22
Nursing Science
1
Nursing Practice
0
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
67
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
29
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
0
1
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
28
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
67
33
5
Athletic Training/trainer
23
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Physics, General
19
Mathematics, General
64
30
Geology/earth Science, General
14
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other
6
Geography
22
Environmental Health
30
0
Chemistry, General
26
11
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology
9
Biology/biological Sciences, General
143
8
5
Biochemistry
17
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Public Relations/image Management
89
Mass Communication/media Studies
60
Journalism
43
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Management Information Systems, General
16
Information Technology
67
29
Graphic Communications, General
17
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
23
Computer Science
30
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Writing, General
3
0
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
22
8
Music, General
15
24
Music Performance, General
25
Fine/studio Arts, General
5
5
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
62
10
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agriculture, General
167
4
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Legal Studies, General
3
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
149
9
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Industrial Technology/technician
47
37
Engineering Technology, General
4
Energy Management and Systems Technology/technician
28
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
108
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
37
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Illinois State University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Psychological Services Center)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Student Counseling Services)
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1999
On site year long practicum student teaching
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology/ History/Education, Class of 1996
It is one of the best at preparing teachers for real classroom environments.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Physical Education, Class of 1999
Practice teaching experience
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Music ed, Class of 1989
Teaching practice at a lab school, in-depth instrument training, outstanding Ed courses
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2008
on site job fairs and interviews
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Science- Communication , Class of 2011
Professional organizations, internship credit for courses, internship matching, hands-on learning, mentoring
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Accounting, Class of 1986
Career day, semester internships
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work, Class of 2002
An internship required before receiving the degree.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Criminal Justice, Class of 2007
Career Consulting, Career Center, Job Fairs
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2014
Career fairs, opportunities to meet with representatives from different companies, and a career center where students could go to get help with their resumes, take part in mock interviews, and learn the basics for how to act in formal meetings, etc.
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1999
There is a wide variety. Most there were there to party a lot. I was more interested in growing in my chosen career path.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology/ History/Education, Class of 1996
Friendly. Middle-class. Intelligent. Socially conscious.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Physical Education, Class of 1999
Large percentage of the population was from Chicago, ISU is in the middle of the state. so it has lots of rural area. Locals have gotten better at accepting the student population
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Music ed, Class of 1989
campus emptied out on weekends. Not a great deal of diversity back then. But very friendly and energetic/vibrant.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2008
Middle class, relaxed
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Science- Communication , Class of 2011
Large population of caucasian, upper middle class, suburban roots, but with good opportunities for diversity inclusion. "party school with a purpose"- ISU students work hard and play hard.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Accounting, Class of 1986
Oriented to working in a large city
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work, Class of 2002
Most were from small towns near the university or the town the university was in. At least within my major, most were female and most were hardworking.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Criminal Justice, Class of 2007
State school students. Heavy female student body. Open and very nice.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2014
This is a very vague open-ended question. The majority of students at ISU were there for either teaching or nursing. The mix was of students felt predominately white, but it certainly wasn't segregated by any means.
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1999
All of the above.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology/ History/Education, Class of 1996
Comfortable. Accessible.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Physical Education, Class of 1999
Not huge, added many computer areas, and computer in the classrooms. Diverse dining has come around
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Music ed, Class of 1989
Music hall was awesome. Classrooms didn't look much different from when my parents attended. Computer labs?
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2008
about half new and state of the art, half old refitted buildings
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Science- Communication , Class of 2011
Above average dining halls and dorms. Standard classrooms. Some nice state of the art labs in the communication area (social media analytics) but not sure about the "hard" sciences.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Accounting, Class of 1986
Excellent computer labs, dorms are ok
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work, Class of 2002
Old. I did not live in a dorm or use dining halls - I lived in family housing (which was also quite old but has since been torn down since I graduated).
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Criminal Justice, Class of 2007
All of the above.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2014
I thought the majority of facilities were very nice.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1999
There was a wide variety ....
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology/ History/Education, Class of 1996
Annual Circus
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Physical Education, Class of 1999
Gamma Phi Circus
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Music ed, Class of 1989
Concerts, sporting events, Greek stuff
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2008
None really
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Science- Communication , Class of 2011
Hanging out on the quad. LARP on the quad (unique). Tons of registered student organizations. PRIDE has large presence.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Accounting, Class of 1986
Student Nurses Organization, pub crawls, some parades
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work, Class of 2002
Not sure. I was busy only attending class and raising my child.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Criminal Justice, Class of 2007
Fairly common midwestern university.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2014
No comment.
Rated January 2016