|Setting:||Small Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
75% of students gave Eastern Illinois University 4 stars overall.
Eastern's small size in Charleston, IL is very inviting and offers alot of support for its students!
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.
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||10,579|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||12,735|
- Latino: 4%
- African American: 15%
- Caucasian: 74%
- Asian: 1%
- Unknown and Other: 6%
|Unknown and Other||6%|
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