Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$12,136

$14,447

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
560
25th
480
75th
24
25th
18
75th
24
25th
17
75th
23
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,998
Declined 4,001
Total Received 8,999
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Public

7,557

undergraduate students

2,098

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 9,655
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational

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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

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL
61920

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
560
25th
480
75th
24
25th
18
75th
24
25th
17
75th
23
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) August 14
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Required of some

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,998
Declined 4,001
Total Received 8,999

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Secondary School Rank
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

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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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Women's

volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, bags, baseball, basketball, billiards, birdieball, bowling, cricket, dodgeball, equestrian sports, flag football, free throw shooting, golf pitching, homerun derby, hot spots, ice hockey, Kan Jam, kickball, pickleball, power lifting, punt-pass-kick, racquetball, soccer, softball, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), FCS, Ohio Valley Conference, Summit League (Mid-Continent Conference), Missouri Valley Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, Other. yes
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other. yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Police Science. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. yes yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes
Finance, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes
Geography. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Gerontology. yes
Health Communication. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Human Resources Development. yes
Industrial Technology/Technician. yes yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other. yes
School Psychology. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Systems Science and Theory. yes
Technical Teacher Education. yes

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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

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

9,655

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

7,557
students

Female
58%
4,390

Male
42%
3,167

22%

2,098
students

Female
67%
1,397

Male
33%
701

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

56%

4,222
students

Female
59%
2,485

Male
41%
1,737

44%

3,335
students

Female
57%
1,905

Male
43%
1,430

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

42

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
Nigeria
South Korea
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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