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Tuition

$11,444

$28,424

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,337
Declined + 2,373
Total Received 6,710
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1  :  15

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Kinesiology/Sports Studies
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School Facts

Eastern Illinois, founded in 1895, is a public university. Its 320-acre campus is located in Charleston, 51 miles from Champaign-Urbana.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,417
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)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  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)

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Codes

SAT 1199
ACT 1016

Social Networks

Public

8,975

undergraduate students

1,442

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
53%
12-17
19%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
45%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
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: 21,852), 51 miles from Urbana-Champaign. Served by air and bus; major airports serve Indianapolis (116 miles) and St. Louis (146 miles); train serves Mattoon (11 miles). School operates transportation to Chicago area on weekends via bus.

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
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
 
13 sororities 17% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
66%
Bottom 1/2
34%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
53%
12-17
19%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
45%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
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)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

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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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,337
Declined + 2,373
Total Received 6,710

Admissions Contact

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,789,672
State $10,981,680
Institutional $4,362,577
Other external $1,575,948
Total $31,709,877

Non-need-based

Federal $173,795
State $855,750
Institutional $922,982
Other external $699,811
Total $2,652,338

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
Summit League (formerly Mid-Continent Conference), Missouri Valley Conference, Ohio Valley Conference
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
blue and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American Studies
Applied Engineering/Technology
Art
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Career/Organizational Studies
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Psychology
College Student Affairs
Communication Disorders/Sciences
Communication Studies
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Administration
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
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%

8,975
students

Female
59%
5,316

Male
41%
3,659

Graduate

14%

1,442
students

Female
61%
883

Male
39%
559

undergraduateFull-time

88%

7,906
students

Female
59%
4,633

Male
41%
3,273

undergraduatePart-time

12%

1,069
students

Female
64%
683

Male
36%
386

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Nigeria
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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