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Academic Rigor
4.0610
Dorm Life
3.8696
Food and Dining
3.7000
Bang for the buck
4.3226
Clubs and Activities
4.3590
Greek Life
5.0000
Campus Safety
4.3019
Most Helpful Review for Eastern Illinois University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: William from Schaumburg, IL
  • 17 out of 17 people found this review helpful

The Gen. Ed. classes are all enjoyable and my major classes were taught by teachers who knew their subjects very well.

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  • Mariam from Nigeria
  • Aug-09-2017 I am a current student here

    Eastern is a comforting and welcoming environment for students from all walks of life. Campus is easy to navigate and has some pretty awesome sunsets. Resources provided to students are helpful.

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  • Jaime from Chicago, IL
  • Jul-18-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The most underrated university I've looked into as a student and an athlete. The town that surrounds the school is yes, very small, but there's a lot more out there than you would think; I personally come from a big city such as Chicago, and I was worried that Charleston wouldn't have the stores and restaurants that I'm used to; however, they actually have them all, except for Target. EIU is a 10/10 for me, but everyone has a school for them; EIU is a small and humbling school with big opportunities.

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  • hudson
  • Jun-20-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Eastern is a very well rounded school. everyone is genuinely very positive. and just expect to have fun.

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  • Brooke from St. Joseph, IL
  • Feb-13-2017 I am a current student here

    Eastern is a very small university. The professors care about teaching over research. The community is very safe and caring.

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  • Olivia from Minonk, IL
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Eastern Illinois University is a place where you can be a part of many different things. There are awesome spots to study around campus and people to help you along the way. The writing center and tutors are a great thing to take advantage of.

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  • Jaileen from Chicago, IL
  • Nov-02-2016 I am a current student here

    Eastern Illinois University is filled with a positive and friendly atmosphere making current students or even incoming students feel welcome. The students and faculty are always helpful and attentive for all students regardless of transfer student, incoming freshmen, foreign exchange student, etc.

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  • addison - peru, il
  • Jun-06-2016 I am a current student here

    eastern is the perfect definition of "home away from home". with all the professors, students, and volunteers there, there are so many new people to meet and people that are willing/dedicated to helping you succeed. not to mention greek life is a great way to give back to specific charities all while having the time of your life.

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  • d. t.
  • May-22-2016 I am a current student here

    eiu is pretty much what you make of it. i personally love the campus size and its location. i also love the small classes sizes and how much the professors here really care about their student. getting involved here at eiu will make your college experience even better.

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  • Brianna from Sherman, IL
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Eastern Illinois University is a small public university, therefore the classes are small and you have direct interactions with the professors. The campus is small and easy to navigate. Certainly not least, EIU is known for being home to tons of friendly, fat squirrels.

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  • Helen from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Eastern Illinois University is an ideal institution for a student seeking a quite suburban or rural lifestyle. The teachers are proactive in their field of practice and their students' lives. The students are willing to help one other with their course work, which makes E.I.U. a great place to obtain future connections.

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