Illinois State University

Women's WCLA Contact: Andy Grisinger
9 / 10
18,107 Undergrads / 20,635 Students
6 / 10
$20,093 Net Price
2 / 10
82% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Midsize

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
50% / 70%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Bloomington/Normal Illinois Area
  • Peoria Illinois Area
  • Greater St. Louis Area
  • Urbana-Champaign Illinois Area
  • Springfield Illinois Area
  • Rockford Illinois Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Davenport Iowa Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater New York City Area
Where Grads Work
  • State Farm
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • COUNTRY Financial┬«
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Allstate
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • AT&T
  • CDW
  • Walgreens
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Aon Hewitt
  • IBM
  • Bank of America
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Support
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Media and Communication
  • Consulting
  • Administrative
  • Arts and Design
  • Healthcare Services
  • Program and Project Management
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
510 - 610
1110 - 1270
20 - 26
18 - 26
20 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 16,151 6,128 10,023
% Admitted 82% 81% 82%
% Admits That Enroll 29% 32% 27%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.36
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (24%)
    Education (14%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (9%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (6%)
    Elementary Education and Teaching (4%)
    Accounting (4%)
    Social Sciences (4%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (4%)
    Finance, General (4%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (4%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (3%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (3%)
    Special Education and Teaching, General (3%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
    Management Science (3%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$14,832 $25,168
    Books & Supplies$802 $802
    Cost of Living$9,850 $9,850
    Personal Expenses$5,640 $5,640
    Sticker Price$31,124 $39,304

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    89% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship75%$9,729
    Federal Grants35%$5,068
    Pell Grants35%$4,865
    Other Federal12%$787
    State & Local Grants40%$5,074
    Institutional Grants67%$5,263
    Student Loans62%$7,420
    Federal Loans60%$5,264
    Other Loans10%$14,226

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $129 Million $6,243

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $21,250.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $16,750 $226

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.9%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 8,892 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $47,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.23 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 50% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 13 13
    Fondling 2 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 5 3
    Burglary 15 12
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Professional-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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