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Illinois State University

ISU says:
Illinois State seeks a highly motivated and academically well-prepared, and diverse student body. Of those freshmen admitted for the 2004-2005 academic year, 90 percent ranked in the top half of their graduating class; 53 percent ranked in the top quarter; and 20 percent ranked in the top 10 percent of their class. The average ACT score was nearly 25, and there were significant increases over previous years in the number of admitted students having scores between 24 and 35.
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Your Combined ACT:
*** reported for attending students
Your Chances at ISU
(on ACT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
6,130
9,224
# Admitted
4,115
6,467
% Admitted
67.1%
70.1%
% Overall
68.9%

Students who got into ISU:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (5), Grades (4), Sports/Extracurriculars (1), College Essay (5)
Pretty easy to get inSep 23 2016Political Science
Pretty easy to get in. When I attended, both my ACT score and my class rank were enough to get me in independent of each other. They clearly state their admissions requirements, so no surprise when applying.
ACT: 29 Male
I had a 3Jul 14 2015Perfomance Arts
I had a 3.9 GPA from Community College and was really eager to learn and work hard and grow. Now I just want to take a nap.
Female
ISU is was not very competitive for admissionAug 26 2014PreLaw and Legal
ISU is was not very competitive for admission. If you are in the upper 1/2 of your HS graduating class and score an 18 on your ACT, you are basically assured of admission.
ACT: 32 Male
I got a 21 on the ACT and had a 3Dec 21 2013Criminal
I got a 21 on the ACT and had a 3.0 GPA. Didn't really need anything else. I believe my roommate had a lower GPA and still got in.
ACT: 21 Male
Do your best on the ACT, write an honestSep 05 2013Music - Performance
Do your best on the ACT, write an honest essay, and take interesting classes in high school. Most people can get into ISU no problem. As far as getting into the music school goes, it is too easy. You don't even have to try anymore. You could probably skip your audition and still become a music major. Do yourself a favor and just shun the music school.
ACT: 32 Male
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