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Only 39 of 1,368 public universities in the U.S. have a College Scorecard as strong as Illinois State, thanks to our high graduation rate, average cost, and alumni earning power. See our College Scorecard.

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Illinois State is rooted in teaching and learning—it’s even our motto. That’s why 92 percent of classes are taught by professors. Learn more about our academic programs.

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Illinois State’s academic reputation and high graduation rate rank us No. 79 on U.S. News & World Report’s best public national universities list. See more Points of Pride.

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There's always something to see and do at Illinois State, from athletics events, concerts and performances, to guest speakers and cultural fairs. See what's happening today!

Events Calendar

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  • Academic
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Intramural Sports Registration Opens
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 8:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 8:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Incoming Grad Exhibiion
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6:00pm - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 8:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
Sport Club Expo
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
SWAT Wellness Gazebo - Stevenson Circle
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Fall 2016 Registration - Closed Class Override Needed Aug 27th
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 8:00am - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 10:00pm
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Study Abroad First Steps Sessions
Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fell Hall (FEL)
Incoming Grad Exhibiion
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6:00pm - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 8:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
Incoming MFA Show-Opening Reception
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
ALL-AGES WORKSHOP: Create and Inflate
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am
University Galleries
Jury Recognition Recital
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Kemp Recital Hall
Intramural Sports Registration Opens
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 8:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 8:00am
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
Incoming Grad Exhibiion
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6:00pm - Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 8:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
Sport Club Expo
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM)
SWAT Wellness Gazebo - Stevenson Circle
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Stevenson Hall (STV)

University News

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Illinois State University's online news hub makes it easy to find stories, photos, and videos about the University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Festival ISU, September 1
The annual Festival ISU will take over the Quad from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, September 1.
Gabriel Iglesias at Braden September 22
One of America’s top comedians, Gabriel Iglesias, will perform at Illinois State University’s Braden Auditorium at 8 p.m., Thursday, September 22.
MCN receives federal grant to educate nurse practitioners
Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University has been awarded a federal Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the education of nurse practitioners.
Hot Rocks performance, September 9
Artist Claire Ashley and musician Joshua Patterson will stage a free public performance, [...]
School of Theatre and Dance announces 2016-2017 Season
The Illinois State University College of Fine Arts and the School of Theatre and [...]
Proposals needed for culturally responsive conference
Proposals for the Fall 2016 Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference are due [...]
Open Water Forum, September 2
An Open Water Forum will be from 2-4 p.m., Friday, September 2, in Stevenson Hall, room [...]
Illinois State falls in Moline to NIU, 68-59
The Illinois State University Women’s Basketball team dropped its sixth-consecutive [...]
Swimming and Diving finish third at Louisville, prepare for Puerto Rico
Deb Bethel/Sports Reporter After finishing third at the Louisville Invite, which took [...]
Keene and Rosch earn AVCA All-North selections
Sophomore Jaelyn Keene was named a member in the AVCA’s All-North Region selection and [...]
Hawkins leads Redbirds; ISU pulls out 63-61 home win over Murray State
After struggling late in games its past couple outings, the Illinois State men’s [...]
What’s it mean to be a Redbird legacy? Special brunch planned
Leah and Aiden Walton share what it means to be a part of a Redbird legacy family. [...]
Be a part of Homecoming traditions on October 8
Be a part of one of Illinois State's longest standing traditions, the Homecoming Parade [...]
Recruiting Redbirds: Alumni experiences encourage enrollment
Wearing red on Fridays, encouraging campus visits and communicating what it means to be a [...]
Registration open for Homecoming 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
Start Homecoming Saturday off with a run through Uptown Normal and Illinois State's [...]
Redbirds Set to Host Marquette Thursday
The Illinois State soccer team (0-2-0) returns home Thursday evening in search of its [...]
Austin Sproles Named Women’s Golf Assistant Coach
The Illinois State women's golf program has named Austin Sproles its new assistant coach, [...]
Warrum Named To CFPA National Performer Of The Year Watch List
Illinois State senior wide receiver Anthony Warrum was selected as one of 40 players from [...]
Trkulija Added to Men’s Tennis Staff
Illinois State head men's tennis coach Mark Klysner announced the hiring of Roman Trkulja [...]
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