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Tuition & Fees

$11,312

$13,442

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,438
Declined + 4,480
Total Received 8,918
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  14

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Kinesiology/sports Studies
  2. Communication Studies
  3. General Studies
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School Facts

Eastern Illinois University, founded in 1895, is a public university. Its 320-acre campus is located in Charleston, 53 miles from Champaign.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,913
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

Codes

SAT 1199
ACT 1016

Social Networks

Public

7,640

undergraduate students

1,273

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
40%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
61%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Charleston, IL

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Charleston, IL

320-acre campus in Charleston (population: 21,961), 53 miles from Champaign. Served by air and bus; major airports serve Indianapolis (110 miles) and St. Louis (147 miles); train serves Mattoon (11 miles). School operates transportation to Chicago area on weekends by bus.

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
15 fraternities 20% of male students
 
12 sororities 18% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
40%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
61%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,438
Declined + 4,480
Total Received 8,918

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Essay
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Chris Dearth
Director of Admissions
P: 877 581-2348
F: 217 581-7060
admissions@eiu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $13,712,859
State $9,900,491
Institutional $5,498,941
Other external $1,599,041
Total $30,711,332

Non-need-based

Federal $120,342
State $492,257
Institutional $1,783,384
Other external $652,885
Total $3,048,868

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
rugby
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA Division I, 1-AA, Ohio Valley Conference, Summit League (Mid-Continent Conference).
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
blue and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult/Community Education
African-American Studies
Applied Engineering/Technology
Art
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Psychology
College Student Affairs
Communication Disorders/Sciences
Communication Studies
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Family/Consumer Sciences
Finance
Foreign Languages
General Studies
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geology
Gerontology
Guidance/Counseling
Health Studies
History
Journalism
Kinesiology/Sports Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Middle Level Education
Music
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Organizational/Professional Development
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation Administration
Science with Teacher Certification
Social Sciences
Sociology
Special Education
Sustainable Energy
Teaching
Technology
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

86%

7,640
students

Female
60%
4,596

Male
40%
3,044

Graduate

14%

1,273
students

Female
62%
783

Male
38%
490

undergraduateFull-time

87%

6,676
students

Female
60%
3,949

Male
40%
2,727

undergraduatePart-time

13%

964
students

Female
68%
647

Male
32%
317

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

42

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Marilyn Thomas
Admission Specialist
217 581-2321
msthomas@eiu.edu

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