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As Illinois’ first public university, Illinois State has a long history of providing incredible educational experiences for our students. Nearly 90 percent of our 21,000 Redbirds are undergraduates, meaning opportunities abound for research, involvement, and exploration from a student’s first days on campus.

Our average class size of 31 and compact, walkable campus make students immediately feel at home. They also love our hometown of Normal, IL, a perennial top 50 college town that has been recognized as the third least-stressed college town in the country and the eighth most affordable. Add in that we’re #1 on Forbes’ Best Small Places in Illinois for Business and Careers, and you can see why students don’t want to leave!

There are more than 20,000 ways to create your legacy at Illinois State. What will yours be?

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Illinois State University is a public 4-year college located in Normal, Illinois. There are currently 17,632 undergraduates at Illinois State and the school’s acceptance rate is 92%. The tuition at Illinois State is $15,319 for in-state students and $26,843 for out-of-state.
In-state sticker price: $32,151
Out-of-state sticker price: $43,675
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Universities are larger institutions that typically contain multiple different schools for different subjects. Students at these schools will be connected to a large group of peers and have many resources at their fingertips.

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Suburban schools are a great option for students who want to take advantage of the amenities of the city while escaping the hustle and bustle. At a suburban school you’ll be within a stone’s throw of the city, but you will maintain a strong campus culture and remain grounded in your college’s community.

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