Tuition & Fees

$11,989

$14,269

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
42%
400-499
37%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
41%
400-499
42%
300-399
6%
30-36
8%
24-29
13%
18-23
49%
12-17
30%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
42%
12-17
36%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
56%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,746
Declined + 3,834
Total Received 8,580
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Public

6,012

undergraduate students

1,514

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Kinesiology/sports Studies
  2. General Studies
  3. Family/consumer Sciences
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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 7,526
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)
•  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: 20,996), 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
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
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

 
11 fraternities 16% of male students
 
12 sororities 14% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
42%
400-499
37%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
41%
400-499
42%
300-399
6%
30-36
8%
24-29
13%
18-23
49%
12-17
30%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
42%
12-17
36%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
56%
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

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,746
Declined + 3,834
Total Received 8,580

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
Interim 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, rugby

Club Sports - Women's

volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aesthetics fitness, badminton, bags, baseball, basketball, billiards, birdieball, bowling, checkers, cricket, dodgeball, equestrian sports, flag football, free throw shooting, golf pitching, hot spots, Kan Jam, kickball, pickleball, power lifting, punt-pass-kick, racquetball soccer, softball, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, 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), Missouri Valley 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
Business Administration/Sustainable Energy
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Psychology
College Student Affairs
Communication Disorders/Sciences
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Computer/Information Technology
Construction Management
Criminology
Cybersecurity
Digital Media
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Finance
Foreign Languages
French
French Teacher Licensure
General Studies
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geology
German
German Teacher Licensure
Guidance/Counseling
Health Administration
Health Communication
Health Promotion
Health Promotion/Leadership
History
Human Services Program Administration
Journalism
Kinesiology/Sports Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics for Teacher Licensure
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 Teacher Licensure
Science with Teacher Certification
Social Science Teaching
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sport Management
Sustainable Energy
Talent Development
Teaching
Technology
Television/Video Production
Theatre Arts
Undeclared
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Kinesiology/sports Studies
  2. General Studies
  3. Family/consumer Sciences

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pre-professional Programs

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

7,526

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

6,012
students

Female
57%
3,453

Male
43%
2,559

20%

1,514
students

Female
67%
1,009

Male
33%
505

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

68%

4,091
students

Female
59%
2,410

Male
41%
1,681

32%

1,921
students

Female
55%
1,043

Male
45%
878

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
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

76%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

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

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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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
  • Other
  • 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 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Spain
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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