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Famous Redbird

School of Theatre and Dance alum Keith Habersberger—now a viral video star for BuzzFeed—asks students what they love most about Illinois State in our new TV spot. Watch a sneak peek.

Strong and Steady

There's never been a better time to be a Redbird. That's why our last three freshman classes have been our largest in three decades.

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Residents in our Themed Living-Learning Communities meet other students who share common interests and get access to faculty and unique academic opportunities.

Top Business School

Illinois State ranked among the Top 75 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools in 2016. Find your major in the College of Business.

Illinois State News

Illinois State’s best Mannequin Challenge videos article thumbnailIllinois State’s best Mannequin Challenge videosSome of our favorite Illinois State University videos from the Mannequin Challenge. ...
Candle business idea earns top prize at Startup Showcase article thumbnailCandle business idea earns top prize at Startup ShowcaseStudents from four academic colleges competed in Illinois State University's Startup Showcase competition with a custom-candle company earning the top prize. ...
Photos: Looking back at October 2016 article thumbnailPhotos: Looking back at October 2016Each month we share some of our favorite photos of Illinois State that were posted by Redbirds on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from the previous month. Here are some of our favorites from October 2016. ...
Video: BuzzFeed star Keith Habersberger visits Illinois State article thumbnailVideo: BuzzFeed star Keith Habersberger visits Illinois StateAlumnus and BuzzFeed star Keith Habersberger '08 visited campus to ask students what they like about Illinois State University. ...
Undergrad marketing program becomes first to offer SAS certificate article thumbnailUndergrad marketing program becomes first to offer SAS certificateThe advanced marketing analytics and business analytics minor students at Illinois State University will soon be able to add SAS joint certificate on their resume. ...

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