Eastern Illinois University is a 4-year institution in Charleston featuring four colleges on a 320-acre campus. EIU offers 60 bachelor’s degrees, which can be complemented by any of the 85 minors offered, as well as four areas of undergraduate study: biology, economics, sociology, and art. Students can venture off campus utilizing EIU’s 200 study abroad programs, which range from faculty-led to an entire academic year abroad in places such as Barcelona, Berlin, and Edinburgh. Eastern Illinois’ campus maintains 11 dormitories and 2 apartment complexes, which offer themed floors, Residential Learning Communities, and Greek life. EIU is also home to the Renewable Energy Center and the Center for Clean Energy Research and Education.
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.
Olivia from Minonk, IL
Eastern is a very small university. The professors care about teaching over research. The community is very safe and caring.