Eastern Illinois University (EIU)

Charleston, IL

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Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University Student Essentials

Eastern Illinois University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Panthers
Website: www.eiu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 10,930
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 27,670
Retention Rate: 79%
Enrollment: 12,735
Year Established: 1895

About EIU

Eastern Illinois University is one of many public postsecondary institutions in Illinois, but that certainly doesn’t mean that it’s ordinary. In its academics, student life, and overall philosophy, EIU takes a unique and progressive approach to the traditional university experience.

Eastern Illinois is committed to Integrative Learning, which is the concept that education is more than reading books and sitting in class. EIU thinks of learning as an all-encompassing process, and attempts to give its students a strong understand not just of academics, but also of the world around them.

At EIU, you’ll not only take classes, but also engage in the world. There are a number of experiential opportunities to choose from as part of EIU’s academics and student life, whether it’s community service, internships, study abroad programs, or field research. These opportunities are designed to help you grow both personally and academically.

The school is also noted for its research and creative activity, which contribute to the Integrated Learning philosophy. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is dedicated to providing resources and funding to student projects. These projects vary in subject and scope; some recent examples include developing renewable energy, recycling, evaluating mass media messages, and curating museum exhibits.

EIU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave Eastern Illinois University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Eastern's small size in Charleston, IL is very inviting and offers alot of support for its students!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Eastern has been a good choice for me. It was a small town atmosphere within the campus. I met many great people and have gotten a good education IMy Freshman year I was in the Marching babd which was a blast! This helped me feel like a part of the school and I made many new friends.. I also got involved in LaCross (a sport I had never played) and had the opportunity to travel to different schools to compete. I also enjoyed the Greek life for 1 1/2 years which was a lot of fun. I am going to move back home and go to school closer to home, but I will always cherish my EIU memories and will always have my great education base to take with me.


EIU Map & Location

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920


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Getting Around EIU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Charleston, IL

Winter
Dec
40
25
Jan
36
20
Feb
42
25
Spring
Mar
53
34
Apr
66
44
May
75
53
Summer
Jun
84
62
Jul
87
66
Aug
85
64
Fall
Sep
79
56
Oct
67
46
Nov
53
36

EIU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 10,579
Freshman Class 2,262
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 12,735

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 15%
  • Caucasian: 74%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 4%
African American 15%
Caucasian 74%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%
Full-Time 57%
Part-Time 43%
Women 63%
Men 37%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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