Illinois State University is a nationally ranked university!
ISU is a public university founded in 1857. The compact campus is 870 acres with over 18,000 undergraduate students, of which 45% are female. In-state tuition is currently $17,772/yr and is available for students of Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, and Kentucky. The average Freshman Financial Aid package is $7,073. The middle 50% of students have an ACT score of 22-25 and GPA of 3.36; you will be going to school with successful students. The class size is 10-29 studnts 64% of the time; this gives you the opportunity to know your professors.
ISU is the second largest undergraduate program in Illinois, with 6 colleges and 35 academic departments that offer more than 160 major/minor options. Common majors on the lacrosse team include elementary education, high school education, athletic training, social sciences leading to police/fire work, exercise science, pre-med, and business including CPAs. More currently working teachers were educated at ISU than any other university nationwide. Because of many of the reasons listed above, ISU was recently named the No. 22 Best College for the Money out of more than 1,200 schools across the country, according to USA Today - College Factual.
Illinois State University is centrally located:
- Chicago, IL - 2 hours
- Naperville, IL - 1.5 hours
- Madison, WI - 3 hours
- Kalamazoo, MI - 3.5 hours
- Rockford, IL - 2 hours
- St. Louis, MO - 2.5 hours
- Quad Cities, IA - 2 hours
Understanding the Costs
Tuition/Fees + Room & Board + Lacrosse Fees = Total Cost
Illinois State University $17,772 + $9,850 + $1,500 = $29,122
University of Illinois $17,868 + $11,309 + $2,500 = $31,677
Robert Morris - Chicago $25,800 + $12,600 + $0 = $38,400