Eastern Illinois University (EIU)

Charleston, IL

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EIU Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
Room & Board Expenses $9,174
Living On-Campus 59%
Living Off-Campus 41%

EIU Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Eastern Illinois University 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

College Life Rating

EIU is a safe campus honestly. The city of Charleston has a low crime rate. The EIU police are friendly, but make sure their is no underage drinking, drunk driving, or rule breaking. There are mostly bars along Lincoln Ave. that students utilize the most. Jimmy Johns, Jerry's Pizza, and Chubbys are the best late night spots to dine at.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

College Life Rating

Charleston is an amazing town to be in. There is always something to do. It is safe to walk around campus late at night. There is always something going on either in the dorms, Greek court, or in Charleston. We had many Hula-Hoop fests that were a blasts. Great bands come to Charleston which is always a lot of fun.


EIU Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(217) 581-3212
Medical Center Emergency Department
(217) 348-2551
Campus Police
7th & Grant , 600 Lincoln Ave. Charleston, IL 61920

EIU Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Panthers
School Colors: blue and gray
Official Athletics Site: www.eiupanthers.com
Athletic Facilities recreation center
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Ohio Valley Conference
Basketball: Ohio Valley Conference
Baseball: Ohio Valley Conference
Track: Ohio Valley Conference

Athletics Department at Eastern Illinois University

Athletic Director Name
Barbara Burke
Athletic Department Email
baburke@eiu.edu

EIU Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 16
Number of Sororities: 13
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 17%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 15%
Military Programs
ROTC Army

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

EIU Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: network training, dining etiquette training, industry roundtables, subsidized internship program through state of Illinois grant, job shadowing program, job fairs, field trips within specific industry groups.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Other: alcohol/drug use/abuse, sexual health/abuse, eat. disorders, depression screen, nutrition, and financial counseling.

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Braille Services

Other Services at Eastern Illinois University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Matthew Polenzani, tenor, New York Metropolitan Opera
  • Barbara Baurer, COO, Country Insurance & Financial Services
  • Sean Payton, head coach, New Orleans Saints.

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