About IIIinois State University (ISU)
lllinois State University (ISU) was founded in 1857, an oldest public university in lllinois. ISU is one of 12 public universities in lllinois and it is considered a "national university" that grants a variety of doctoral degrees and strongly emphasizes research.
The University enrolls students from throughout Illinois, 40 other states, the District of Columbia, and more than 382 International students are from 66 different countries.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has ranked ISU in the top 100 public universities in the nation forquality and value for the straight seven years. ISU's graduation rate soared from 59% to 70% over a five-year period, a feat matched by only five other public research universities in United States.