Illinois State University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 46 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Midsize
  • Student Population: 20,760 (18,426 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 51% part-time, 49% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,400 in-state; $17,017 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2017

I absolutely love my grad program. I feel like I fit right in.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall I am pleased with the program. The professors are completely invested in making sure you are successful and I have learned more than I ever expected to. My only complaint would be a lack of organization/communication between the Education Department and the Art Department. When it came to paperwork it was a stressful process. If you want to be a teacher however, especially in Illinois, this is definitely the place to be.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The coursework is demanding. The amount of credit hours per semester for this particular program is high compared to other graduate programs. That being said, the facility and staff is genuine and extremely helpful. They do everything they can to ensure that you get your degree and learn the most you can.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

At Illinois State University, the faculty and staff support is amazing. The connections built with professors lead to great one-on-one relationships inside the classroom. The class size of the Au.D program seems to be perfect for my educational experience because myself and 5 other students receive a great opportunity to indulge in our field. I feel as though graduate assistantships and other sorts of financial aid are indeed competitive, but that makes me strive even more to achieve those forms of aid.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

I love that our professors have tons of real world experience and that we can choose whether we want to do a thesis or not. Illinois State's program is very competitive but for good reason, we have some of the best and brightest students.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2013

I know most people don't go into their Master's program expecting to enjoy the experience, but I did. I continually loved heading to class to soak in more information. Though some of the professor's teaching styles were a bit...awkward (or a bit uncomfortable at first), they, after everyone got to know everyone else, got more comfortable with us and we got more comfortable with them. I wouldn't trade the experience for the world and really do think of Illinois State University with fond memories when I think back. I miss it at times, and hope nothing but the best to students interested in exploring the world of archaeology through that department!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

With a new design to the program, many things are still being worked out to make sure that the program is beneficial for every candidate. I feel that this program is a great program for any mathematics teacher looking to become a better teacher and gain a better understanding of mathematics.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Provides many clinical and educational opportunities which result in lots of work! Strongly believe that this is a high quality program and that it is worth it in the end.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

Many master's students at ISU have the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant, which includes a tuition waiver and stipend. This makes ISU an attractive option for students looking for a terminal master's program. In addition, it's located in a quiet area in central Illinois that's an easy drive or train ride away from Chicago.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

Application process was simple. Faculty are somewhat sporadic (depending on the professor) in e-mail communication.
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