Welcome to Illinois State University
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.
- #83 Top Public Schools (U.S. News & World Report 2018).
- 98% of our faculty hold the highest degree possible in their field .
- #9 Best Value U.S. Colleges for International Students (USA Today 2017).
- #159 National Universities (U.S. News and World Report 2018).
- Illinois is the 4th state in the US with the most Fortune 500 company corporate headquarters (illinoispolicy.org 2017).
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.
Your INTO Center
Illinois State University is powered by its diverse student population that fosters a global perspective and an engaging learning environment. As a student, you will gain all the knowledge and tools needed to succeed both inside and outside the classroom.Explore the INTO center
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.Explore the city
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.Explore your accommodation