Illinois State University
Over the past decade, Illinois State University has ranked among the top 10% of all public schools in the nation for retention rate, graduation rate, and loan repayment rate. And while that sounds impressive, what’s really impressive is what it means for students: Redbirds love their time at Illinois State, graduate on time, and get a good job after earning their diploma. Find your place through any of 400 student organizations, choose from more than 150 majors, and live it up in our top-10 college town. Our students love it here—and we think you will, too.