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Eastern Illinois University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,024 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Ohio Valley Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $86,348)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,145)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 140 115 - -
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 13 16 - -
Football 101 - - -
Golf 8 7 - -
Other Sports - 23 - -
Soccer 27 25 - -
Softball - 26 - -
Swimming and Diving 20 14 - -
Tennis 9 9 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 10.9%
Hispanic 2.7%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 77.8%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 15 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 28
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 20
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Andrea from Davis, IL
  • 1
  • If you don't like to party are stay out until 6 AM with drunk college students, sleepless nights due to neighboring rooms, finding condoms in the halls or attached to…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Makenzie
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good, actually! The Union is a good place to go grab a snack.

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  • 4
  • Ellie
  • May-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls aren't bad. Stevenson definitely has the best food. You can almost always find something you like at each of the dining halls though.

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  • 4
  • Hannah
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a couple of dining halls available on campus, most are known for there specifics in options. This is all individual choice based. Say if you want chicken, you go to Taylor. Pizza? Thomas. And they do holiday themed food as well, and also have random varieties available. For example: Stevenson has Chinese on Tuesdays. It's not scary cafeteria food, you may find yourself missing the options when you go home.

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  • 5
  • Caitlin from Round Lake Beach, IL
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The selection is amazing. There are multiple places to go at any given time. You can eat whatever you want, every two hours, as many times a day as you allow. There's a selection in each dining center for each individual need, whether it be vegetarian, vegan, allergies, etc. Never leave hungry here!

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  • 4
  • James from Tinley Park, IL
  • Mar-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The food on campus if fairly good. You can get a variety of different meals to choose from. Also the dining rooms are open to where you can get something to eat at most times.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Just like anywhere, if you eat the same food everyday, you're going to get tired of it. It was great a first, but now it all kind of tastes the same. Switch it up with your plans though and you'll be fine.

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  • 3
  • dominique from Urbana, IL
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good and there is a variety to choose from. From sandwiches to steak, you are sure to find something that you like. If you dont like the food at the dining hall, you also have the union with other food options such as Subway and Chik-fil-a

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  • 4
  • Vannesa from Batavia, IL
  • Oct-10-2013 I am a current student here

    The foods not bad, and there is a huge variety. There's breakfast in one dining center, they all provide different types of lunches, and there's different dinner depending on which dining center you go to. There's a food court with subway and Chick-fil-a.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Makenzie
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is HUGE at Eastern. If you're not in it, then be prepared to feel left out and get looked down upon!

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  • 0
  • Hannah
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty big here. And the options seem endless, there are so many groups to choose from. They all have their own ideas that they focus on, and most offer lots of options for students to succeed. They help you to maintain grades, as well as offering things like internships and connections for your career path.

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  • Caitlin from Round Lake Beach, IL
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is huge on this campus! You can't go two feet without running into someone greek. If that's something a student is interested, there's a large variety to choose from and it can be quite fun. Even if you aren't in a fraternity or sorority, the social events they host can still be attended by every-day students!

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  • 0
  • James from Tinley Park, IL
  • Mar-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life has been a great experience for me. I have learned so much about the greek life and the brotherhood that comes along with it. The friends that I have made through my fraternity will be friends for life.

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  • Richard from Morton, IL
  • Nov-19-2013 I am a past student here

    Most houses look the same and are University affiliated. Very strange and not a true Greek experience.

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  • 0
  • Tiffany from Lake IN The Hills, IL
  • Oct-06-2013 I am a past student here

    Eastern is like the Mecca of Greek Life. A majority of students are in SOME form of a Greek organization. From the social sororities and fraternities of Greek Court to the academic, volunteer, and honorary fraternities and sororities. Almost every department has a Greek organization. It is common for students to be in more than one Greek. For sororities, there is AGD, Alpha Phi, ASA, AST, Tri-Delta, Tri-Sigma, DZ, KD, Sigma Kappa, and a few that are not in the Panhellenic council. There are more fraternities than sororities, some of the popular ones being SAE, Sigma Chi, Sig Ep, Delts, and ATO.

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  • 0
  • Kaitlyn from Oakwood Hills, IL
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Like I've previously stated, Greek life is extremely big at EIU. However, students who do not want to be in a sorority or fraternity often feel left out or like they are not getting the most out of their college experience. I love how active people are in Greek life, but I do not think that should be the only thing to do.

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  • Breanne from Kankakee, IL
  • Jul-24-2013 I am a current student here

    If you do not want to be in a social sorority or fraternity try a volunteer frat/sorority. They still have events but for half the cost.

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