Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

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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
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
37%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
48%
400-499
37%
300-399
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
58%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,651
Declined 4,208
Total Received 8,859
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Public

6,229

undergraduate students

1,577

graduate students

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: University of Illinois Willard

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL
61920

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Greek Organizations
  • Registered Student Organizations
  • Intramural Sports
  • University Board
  • Civic Engagement & Volunteerism

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Celebration: A Festival of the Arts
  • Family Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Alert EIU and warning sirens

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
74%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
46%
400-499
37%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
48%
400-499
37%
300-399
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
58%
12-17
21%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.18

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,651
Declined 4,208
Total Received 8,859

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

character/personal qualities
application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Dietetics/Dietitian
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Communication
Health Teacher Education
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Neuroscience
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Technical Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

7,806

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

6,229
students

Female
57%
3,581

Male
43%
2,648

20%

1,577
students

Female
67%
1,060

Male
33%
517

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

3,990
students

Female
59%
2,341

Male
41%
1,649

36%

2,239
students

Female
56%
1,240

Male
44%
999

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 73%
Student 4 year graduation rate 36%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
22%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
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

2,191

Transfer students enrolled

28%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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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