Illinois State University is powered by its diverse student population that fosters a global perspective and an engaging learning environment. As a student, you will gain all the knowledge and tools needed to succeed both inside and outside the classroom.
If you meet the specified language and academic criteria for your undergraduate degree, you may apply directly to Illinois State.
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When you join INTO Illinois State you become a part of a supportive community made up of our staff and other international students. From the minute you land in Bloomington-Normal, our student services team will take care of you from the airport to your new home. It is easy to feel lost in a new school, let alone a new country, but we are here to make sure you can always find your way throughout your studies. A member of our student services team will always be available to you 24 hours a day. Whether you have a housing, academic or personal issue, don’t be afraid to reach out. We are here for you.
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.
Illinois State University is located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, which has been ranked in the Top 10 College Towns in the US by the American Institute for Economic Research. International students at Illinois State can enjoy the friendly and welcoming culture of the Midwest while also being in one of the hottest job markets in the US. The state of Illinois is ranked fourth in the nation for the most Fortune 500 company headquarters. The campus’ close proximity to Chicago offers students access to one of the largest cities in the US as well as many professional opportunities.