Tuition & Fees

$11,545

$13,765

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
51%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
39%
12-17
40%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
59%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,588
Declined + 3,377
Total Received 6,965
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Public

5,568

undergraduate students

1,462

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Kinesiology/sports Studies
  2. General Studies
  3. Communication Studies
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Codes

SAT 1199
ACT 1016

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Location

School Facts

Eastern Illinois University, founded in 1895, is a public university. Its 320-acre campus is located in Charleston, 57 miles from Champaign.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,030
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Charleston, IL

320-acre campus in Charleston (population: 21,133), 57 miles from Champaign. Served by air and bus; major airports serve Indianapolis (110 miles) and St. Louis (147 miles); train serves Mattoon (12 miles). School operates transportation to Chicago area on weekends by bus.

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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

 
13 fraternities 18% of male students
 
12 sororities 15% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
51%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
39%
12-17
40%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
59%
12-17
22%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,588
Declined + 3,377
Total Received 6,965

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 217 581-3713
F: 217 581-6422
finaid@eiu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Amanda Starwalt
Director, Financial Aid
ajstarwalt@eiu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Ice Hockey

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Bags, Baseball, Basketball, Birdieball, Bowling, Checkers, Cricket, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Free Throws, Golf Pitching, Home Run Derby, Hot Spots, Kanjam, Kickball, Pickleball, Pool, Powerlifting, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer Shootout, Soccer, Softball, Spikeball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weird Bowling, Wiffle Ball, Wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Tom Michael (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Kim Schuette (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aging Studies
Applied Engineering/Technology
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Biotechnology
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Psychology
College Student Affairs
Communication Disorders/Sciences
Communication Studies
Computer/Information Technology
Construction Management
Criminology
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Finance
Foreign Languages
French
General Studies
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geology
German
Guidance/Counseling
Health Administration
Health Communication
Health Professions
Health Promotion
History
Journalism
Kinesiology/Sports Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle Level Education
Music
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Organizational Development
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Public Relations
Recreation Administration
School Psychology
Science with Teacher Certification
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sport Management
Sustainable Energy
Teaching
Technology
Theatre Arts
Undeclared
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,030

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

5,568
students

Female
60%
3,319

Male
40%
2,249

21%

1,462
students

Female
63%
928

Male
37%
534

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

4,319
students

Female
60%
2,565

Male
40%
1,754

23%

1,249
students

Female
61%
754

Male
39%
495

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
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

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

77%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
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

Winter: 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
  • Older 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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Krishna Thomas
Admission Counselor
217 581-2321
kpthomas@eiu.edu

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