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Freshman Application Preparation
Getting ready to begin your college career starts long before you make your first campus visit. We're here to help you through each step. If you earned college hours while in high school or if you will enroll at another college during the summer between high school and your attendance at Illinois State in the fall, you will still be classified as a freshman.
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Find specific information on what it's like to be a transfer, graduate, or international student at Illinois State
Illinois State is adding an additional $4 million to assist students through our Redbird Scholarship program.
Our rising graduation rate, high alumni earning power, and overall affordability make Illinois State one of the best values in the Midwest. And your tuition is locked in for 4 years, giving you peace of mind.
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Illinois State will be the first public institution in Illinois with a varsity esports team when Redbird Esports officially launches in fall 2020.
Our Career Services prepares you so you're ready when 500+ employers visit campus each year.
Grow your professional network before you graduate. Internship advisors and job fairs help you pave the way.
Grad school in your future? Our undergraduate programs set you up for success. We even have an advisor just for pre-professional students.
Compete to earn big bucks in the Startup Showcase, or major in entrepreneurship.