Illinois State University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.0 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 44 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 5 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

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Illinois State provides a strong MSW program. It encourages the student to utilize their critical thinking skills to find new ways to influence and help the community around them. I recommend this program to anyone in the area, the professors are focused on ensuring that you have the experience and knowledge you need before you enter into the work force.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010

ISU's graduate program was flexible and friendly. All of the classes were organized and not overwhelming. The surrounding area gave plenty of places to quietly study or meet in groups. It was a great experience.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

The best thing about my grad degree at ISU was that I met my mentor for life here!
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2013

Awesome school, environment, and feeling. I feel like I will have an excellent knowledge leaving college and will have an easy time finding a job with the local business around the area.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Illinois State is very personal and community oriented.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2011

The graduate program can offer me the opportunity to continue to further my education in a graduate program. Other positive attributes for the program is that it may not be based completely on academics so the program can give every student a fair share of achieving financial aid that can be used toward school or repaying back outstanding loans. I appreciate the graduate program for offering some financial support to students experiencing financial difficulties. The only drawback of the graduate program is that it should consider students who are in need based to be eligible for the program so that students who depend of financial aid can get a chance to receive the awards.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel that my program is very good at making sure the students are learning. All the students have a close relationship with one another. The workload is a lot but that is what is expected in graduate school. The child life program has an internship at the end and the professors help the student get one. They do this by preparing them for applications and interviews. I would say the only con is that we do not have more electives available to us. There is not much choice in what you get to take. I also think that graduate students should have a better parking pass as well. Our sports programs often get in the way of parking and graduate students are left to walk across campus at nighttime.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

I have an excellent graduate program. Every class that I have taken thus far ties in to other classes. I don't feel as if I'm taking classes that are not practical. I love the faculty. The only down side is how small the faculty is. They work really hard for it to be just two professors over Music Therapy.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Great teachers and structure. The local doesn't provide any cultural environment.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Faculty wants students to succeed, and shows it. Very passionate academics, and a quality education is attainable for those who work hard.
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