Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
55%
Acceptance Rate
8,580
Students Applied
77%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2191
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2019 August 24, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
US States Represented
38
Countries Represented
46
19%
Submitting ACT
79%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1022
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
450
75th
540
Reading
25th
470
75th
570
3.20
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
13
Top 25%
37
Top 50%
74
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
196
$30k - $48k
100
$48k - $75k
81
$75k - $110k
67
$110k+
62

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 877-581-2348
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
I would highly advise coming to visit Eastern. The school itself is large with about 10,000 undergraduates but the campus feels small and you do get to know people quickly. Very seldom to I ever walk to class and not see someone I know. Visiting campus is the best way to know what school is right for you.
Michelle from Richmond, IL
Like I said before go to office hours for you classes. If your teacher knows your name and your face you will for sure do better in the class. Also make sure you go to class and do your homework on time. But you have to make sure you leave time to have fun. Also one big thing that saved me at school is when you are signing up for your own classes take your time. You want to make sure you get all the teachers and time you want and do not stress out over it. It will all work out and make sure you use the website; ratemyprofessor.com. Most of the time your teachers will be on their and other students that took that teacher will tell you about the class and about the teacher. However, sometimes they are right on but other times they could be wrong so just stick with your gut.
Victoria from Northlake, IL
Be sure to put school work and grades first because then everything else will fall into place a lot easier.
Amber from New Lenox , IL
Nothing really, it's pretty easy to figure out. Show up for class and you're pretty much set.
Mariam from Nigeria
If you're looking into fields such as Physical Education or becoming a Teacher and you're looking at schools in the Midwest, make sure you visit EIU for sure!
Jaime from Chicago, IL
just come with an open mind.
hudson
Join a club and make ties. The best thing you can do at Eastern is make friends since there is a lack of actual physical activities students can do around Charleston.
Brooke from St. Joseph, IL
Get involved early on, Eastern has a lot of clubs, activities and intramural sports for people to join. It really helps to get involved in something down here even it is just getting to really know the people on your floor. Since Charleston is a small town there is not much to do and Eastern is definitely a get out of it what you put into it school.
William from Schaumburg, IL
Be friendly! The people here are, it will be a lot easier to make friends and enjoy your time here. Join clubs and intramural sports too. It helps because after classes you have a lot of down time. DON'T PROCRASTINATE ON HOMEWORK...get it done when it is assigned. Trust me, getting your homework done early will be the greatest habit you could have.
CJ from South Holland, IL
Definitely think about making EIU one of your college choices. You won't regret it. I never will.
Raquel from Chicago, IL

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