Illinois State University remains dedicated to delivering an individualized education experience with small class sizes and personalized attention for both domestic and international students like you. When you attend Illinois State, you can expect a high-quality university experience at an affordable price.
With a wide range of academic programs and competitive career opportunities in the state of Illinois, you will thrive at the university and beyond. Pursue international education at ISU. Ranked as one of the best college towns in the US, Bloomington-Normal offers midwestern charm with all the amenities and career building opportunities of a larger city.
Ranked a Top 10 College Town in the US by the American Institute for Economic Research, Bloomington-Normal helps international students flourish. Enjoy the friendly and welcoming culture of the Midwest in one of the hottest job markets in the US. Illinois is ranked fourth in the nation for the most Fortune 500 company headquarters. The close proximity to Chicago offers students access to one of the largest cities in the US and many professional opportunities.
Academic, social and cultural support enhances the international student experience at Illinois State. We're looking out for you and want to make sure you have questions answered, resources provided and comforts given. Starting your international student experience is an exciting time. Let us remove any obstacles you may face so you can focus on collegiate excellence.
Our residence halls are more than just a place to eat and sleep. On-campus housing is an opportunity to meet new friends and study partners, providing you with the perfect balance of academics, recreation and community. When you live on campus, you have all the resources you need, just steps away. Residence Life staff are available 24 hours a day for any questions or concerns you may have.
We are focused on bringing you the best education. 97% of faculty hold the highest degree possible, which means you're learning from professors who've achieved some of the highest honors in their field. With an 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you receive a personalized education from professors who are devoted to teaching and passionate about your learning.
Illinois State has earned high rankings in a wide range of degrees, including #9 in Insurance (U.S. News & World Report 2019) and Top 16 US Actuarial Science Programs (Society of Actuaries 2018). The list of remarkable programs doesn't end there. Explore programs in the College of Applied Science and Technology, the College of Business, the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and the Mennonite College of Nursing. You can choose to study in 160+ undergraduate majors, 90+ master’s degrees or 10+ doctoral program.