Illinois State University: Connect with your community and career

Illinois State University remains dedicated to delivering an individualized education experience with small class sizes and personalized attention for both domestic and international students like you. When you attend Illinois State, you can expect a high-quality university experience at an affordable price. With a wide range of academic programs and competitive career opportunities in the state of Illinois, you will thrive at the university and beyond. Pursue international education at ISU.

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Your course options

If you meet the specified language and academic criteria for your degree program, you may apply directly to Illinois State. If not, you can apply for one of the following Pathway programs that will help you improve your academic and English skills to successfully progress to your degree program.


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Your INTO Center

Illinois State remains a first-choice university throughout the years, ranking in the Top 100 Public Schools. The university is dedicated to delivering an individualized educational experience with small class sizes and personalized attention.

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Life in Bloomington-Normal

Ranked as one of the best college towns in the US, Bloomington-Normal offers midwestern charm with all the amenities and career building opportunities of a larger city.

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Dedicated support while you study

Academic, social and cultural support enhances the international student experience at Illinois State. We're looking out for you and want to make sure you have questions answered, resources provided and comforts given. Starting your international student experience is an exciting time. Let us remove any obstacles you may face so you can focus on collegiate excellence.

How we'll support you

Your accommodation

Our residence halls are more than just a place to eat and sleep. On-campus housing is an opportunity to meet new friends and study partners, providing you with the perfect balance of academics, recreation and community. When you live on campus, you have all the resources you need, just steps away. Residence Life staff are available 24 hours a day for any questions or concerns you may have.

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