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10 things you should know about our newest Redbirds article thumbnail10 things you should know about our newest RedbirdsYou may have already heard about Illinois State University’s record-breaking enrollment numbers for the third year in a row, but there’s more to know about this class of Redbirds and why they chose Illinois State. ...
Illinois State moves up in U.S. News ranking article thumbnailIllinois State moves up in U.S. News rankingIllinois State University moved up in the ranking for best national, public university in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.  ...
Illinois State adds Starbucks location as additional dining option article thumbnailIllinois State adds Starbucks location as additional dining optionFellow Redbirds and coffee fans, the day has finally arrived. Illinois State University is opening a new Starbucks store on Monday, September 12.  ...
Illinois State named best value in ranking article thumbnailIllinois State named best value in rankingUSA Today released the 2017 College Guide, with Illinois State University earning accolades for value and services for veterans. ...
New Peace Corps Prep certificate launching article thumbnailNew Peace Corps Prep certificate launchingIllinois State is helping students prepare to apply for the Peace Corps through a new program. ...

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Illinois State is one of only 40 schools in the U.S. on Phi Theta Kappa's Transfer Honor Roll.
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Why do so many students choose Illinois State? 5 students share their story.
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Illinois State's graduation, retention, and student loan default rates are better than 90 percent of schools.
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