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Paving your path to success

Illinois State is rooted in teaching and has long influenced the town where it is located. The university is powered by its diverse student population that fosters a global perspective and an engaging learning environment. As a student at Illinois State you will gain all the knowledge and tools needed to succeed both during and after your time here with help from the community around you.

Your campus support system

We know it is easy to feel lost in a new place miles from your hometown. That’s why we have created a space where you can find your support system right on the Illinois State campus. Our student services team will be right by your side prior to your arrival to ensure you are prepared for your travels and throughout your student journey. We are here to help you find what you need so you can feel right at home in the US.

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Teachers who care

Our teachers are here to guide you to success. That’s why 93% of the 200+ programs available at Illinois State are taught by our teachers instead of assistants. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with you. Classes are small so you can get the individualized education that you deserve.

Scholarships for international students

If you are admitted to an INTO Illinois State Pathway program, you may be eligible for a scholarship.

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