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Illinois State is one of the top public universities in the country, but don't just take our word for it. See how we stack up on the U.S. Department of Education's latest College Scorecard.

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Metrics of Excellence

Illinois State University’s Metrics of Excellence begin with our people—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters—and extend to our nationally recognized programs and beautiful campus.

We make safety a top priority.

Out of over 2,000 colleges and universities assessed, Illinois State University has been ranked the 33rd safest college in the U.S. by the National Council For Home Safety and Security.

Illinois State News

Students in big red chair at Welcome Week 2017.
Best moments from #RedbirdWelcome and #RedbirdMoveInWelcome Week (including move-in) is one of the most exciting times of year at Illinois State University. Our newest Redbirds are making themselves at home, as our returning students arrive back on campus ready to begin classes Monday, August 21. ...
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Rent bikes across campus, town with new serviceA new, public bike-sharing program, Bike Share 309, gives students access to bikes throughout Bloomington-Normal with the touch of an app. ...
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10 ways to meet friends at Illinois State UniversityHere are 10 ways you can make friends at Illinois State University, straight from our student experts in the Office of Admissions. ...
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State Farm commits $3 million to Illinois State University cybersecurity programA gift of $3 million from State Farm will advance Illinois State University's new cybersecurity program. ...
University Professional Sales Scholars
ISU institute makes 2017 Top Universities for Professional Sales Education listIllinois State University's Professional Sales Institute has been selected by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) as a “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” program in the foundation's 2017 ANNUAL magazine.  ...

Top 10% Rankings

Illinois State's graduation, retention, and student loan default rates are better than 90 percent of schools.
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Illinois State is the No. 22 Best College for the Money in the country, according to USA Today-College Factual.
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Scorecard Stars

Only 41 of 1,623 public institutions have a College Scorecard as strong as Illinois State's, thanks to our high graduation rate and alumni earning power.
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