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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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You've Earned It
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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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.
Set for success
Grad school in your future? Our undergraduate programs set you up for success. We even have an advisor just for pre-professional students.
Carve your own path
Compete to earn big bucks in the Startup Showcase, or major in entrepreneurship.
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Officially launched in fall 2020, Redbird Esports is the first varsity esports team at a public institution in Illinois.