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Normal, IL 61790

According to the school, Illinois State University is the state’s first public university, founded in 1857, as a normal university to prepare the state’s teachers. The University is now a comprehensive institution whose early emphasis on education continues to shape the University. Illinois State University works as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. ISU promotes the highest academic standards in it’s teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections among them. ISU devotes all its resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond. Our values include: the provision of an environment emphasizing individualized attention, public opportunity, active pursuit of learning and scholarship, diversity, and civic engagement.

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