Illinois State University

public university Estd 1857
Normal, Illinois, USA
Illinois State University

Established in 1857, Illinois State University is an open university that was earlier known as Illinois State Normal University. Later on, it was renamed to its current name in 1968. It is considered to be among the oldest institutions in Illinois. Also, it is known to be in the list of the top ten largest producers of teachers as per the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. The university was initially developed as a training school for teachers.

The university campus features several residential halls for students. It provides all the facilities required by students at the campus. The library at the campus consists of thousands of journals, magazines, books, and research papers. Students can also access online books available at the library. They experience a peaceful learning environment at the campus. All the competitions, fests, debates, seminars, and events organised by the university take place within the premises. There are a total of seven residence halls at the campus, namely Watterson Tower hall, Hewett hall, Wright hall, Walker hall, Colby hall, Whitten hall, and Dunn hall. Many cafes are close to the university campus. Also, a few medical shops, departmental stores, and stationery shops are nearby the campus.

The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level programs. There are a total of 20,784 students. The academic structure of the university consists of various subjects that are categorised into five colleges, namely the College of Applied Science & Technology, College of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and College of Education. Students are taught by skilled faculty members. A number of industry professionals visit the university for practical workshops, interactive sessions, and guest lectures. Students also get a chance for internships at notable companies. The internships can be paid or unpaid. The university is known to have over 350 student organisations within the campus.

The university has a list of notable alumni that includes Tricia Griffith (CEO of Progressive Corporation), Joe Reynolds (CEO of Red Frog Events), Todd Heisler (Famous photojournalist), Richard Roeper (Well-known author), Randy Salerno (Award-winning news anchor), Chloris Leachman (Television actress), Mort Castle (Writer), Natasha Leggero (Stand-up comedian), (Lester W. Smith (Game designer), Syleena Johnson (Musician), Suzy Bogguss (Singer), Malcolm L McCallum (Environmental scientist), and Moira Harris (Famous actress).

Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 13.7 Lakh

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Master of Science in Information Systems - Systems Development
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 11.6 Lakh

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Illinois State MBA
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 12.6 Lakh

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MS in Technology - Project Management
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 10.5 Lakh

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Master of Science in Biological Sciences - Biotechnology
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 10.5 Lakh

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BS in Cybersecurity
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 17.4 Lakh

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Bachelors of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.8 Lakh

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Master of Science in Accountancy
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 10.5 Lakh

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BS in Biology - General
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 16.3 Lakh

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BS in International Business
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 18.6 Lakh

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Master of Science in Economics - Quantitative Economics
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : 290, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 11.9 Lakh

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Master of Science in Business Education
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 11.9 Lakh

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Master of Science in Nursing -Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 12.6 Lakh

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BS in Business Administration
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 17.4 Lakh

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Master of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 10.5 Lakh

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BS in Physics
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 16.3 Lakh

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Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 13.7 Lakh

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Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems Technology
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 18 Lakh

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BS in Management - Human Resource Management
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 17.4 Lakh

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BS in Chemistry
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 15.8 Lakh

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BS in Business Information Systems
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 17.4 Lakh

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Bachelors of Science in Engineering Technology
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 18 Lakh

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BS in Marketing
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 17.4 Lakh

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Bachelors of Science in Information Systems - Web Application Development
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 16.9 Lakh

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BS in Mathematics
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 18 Lakh

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BS in Accountancy (BS/MPA) - Professional Accountancy
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 17.4 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MBA - 1 CourseGMAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
MS - 6 CoursesGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5-7
TOEFL - 79-90
MIM - 3 CoursesGRE - 290 & Above
IELTS - 6.5-7
TOEFL - 79-100
BBA - 6 CoursesSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 79 & Above
BSc - 4 CoursesSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 79 & Above
BE/Btech - 5 CoursesSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 79 & Above
Other Courses - 1 CourseIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 79 & Above

Admission Requirement

DocumentsSOP - Needed for few courses
LOR - Needed for few courses
Essays - Needed for few courses
CV - Needed for few courses
Additional documents - Required
Application feesUSD 50
Type of deadlineDepends on course
Intake Season & DeadlinesFall - 1ˢᵗ Feb 2020 - 1ˢᵗ Jul 2021
Spring - 1ˢᵗ Oct 2020 - 15ᵗʰ Oct 2021
Summer - 1ˢᵗ Apr 2021

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MBA - 1 Course18 - 24 MonthsINR 12.6L
USD 17,245
MS - 6 Courses18 - 24 MonthsINR 10.5L - 13.7L
USD 14,370 - 18,682
MIM - 3 Courses1.5 - 2 YearsINR 10.5L - 11.9L
USD 14,370 - 16,286
BBA - 6 Courses4 YearsINR 17.4L - 18.6L
USD 23,816 - 25,352
BSc - 4 Courses4 YearsINR 15.8L - 18L
USD 21,511 - 24,584
BE/Btech - 5 Courses4 YearsINR 15.8L - 18L
USD 21,511 - 24,584
Other Courses - 1 Course1.5 - 2 YearsINR 12.6L
USD 17,245

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