Illinois State University (ILSTU)

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    Illi­nois State University’s cam­pus is in the twin-​city com­mu­nity of Bloomington-​Normal near the geo­graphic cen­ter of the state, 137 miles south­west of Chicago and 164 miles north­east of St. Louis. Inter­states 74, 55, and 39; U.S. Route 150; and Illi­nois Route 9 inter­sect in Bloomington-​Normal, cre­at­ing a trans­porta­tion hub. An Amtrak pas­sen­ger sta­tion is just two blocks from the University.

    • On-​Campus total enroll­ment: 21,080
      • Under­grad­u­ate stu­dents: 18,535
      • Grad­u­ate stu­dents: 2,545
    • 61.1% of under­grad­u­ate stu­dents are from the Chicago area; 20.4% are from McLean and sur­round­ing counties
    • The 1,393 out-​of-​state stu­dents come from all 49 other states, U.S. Ter­ri­to­ries, and U.S. For­eign countries.
    • The 390 inter­na­tional stu­dents are from 59 dif­fer­ent countries
    • 56.1% of all stu­dents are female
    • 14.7% are minor­ity students
    • 3,321 new begin­ning stu­dents have an aver­age ACT of 23.9
    • The 1,826 new under­grad­u­ate trans­fer stu­dents entered with an aver­age trans­fer GPA of 3.11
    • There are 630 new grad­u­ate students
    • 6,482 stu­dents live in Uni­ver­sity housing
    • 85.1% of fall 2010 new begin­ning stu­dents per­sisted to their sec­ond year
    • 69.8% of native stu­dents in 2005 grad­u­ated in 6 years
    • 5,183 degrees were con­ferred in fis­cal year 2011
    • 16,501 stu­dents received $217,306,011 in finan­cial sup­port in FY 2011
    • The stu­dent to fac­ulty ratio is 19:1
    • There are 3,551 Uni­ver­sity employees
      • 1,205 depart­men­tal fac­ulty (248 Pro­fes­sors; 252 Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sors; 210 Assis­tant Pro­fes­sors; 495other)
      • 34 non-​departmental fac­ulty; 26 library faculty
      • 93 lab­o­ra­tory school associates
      • 739 Administrative/​Professional
      • 1,454 Civil Service
      • 98.2% of tenure/​tenure track fac­ulty hold a ter­mi­nal degree

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