Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL, USA
3.82 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
87%
Out of State Students
6%
0
100
47%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1010
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
7,415
Total Number of Undergrads
5,957
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,174
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$11,535
Out-of-State Tuition
$15,044
0
100
54%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,504
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
171
Size of Town
Town: Distant
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Urbana
Saint Louis
Decatur
Springfield
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
72%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
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.
Brooke from St. Joseph, IL

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