5,957
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,187
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
46
3947/8420
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Eastern Illinois University is a Comprehensive institution located in Charleston, IL, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL  61920
United States
Contact Denise Lee
Assistant Director of Admissions
Email: dalee@eiu.edu
Phone: 217-581-7975
Fax: 217-581-7060

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Adult And Continuing Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
Middle School Education Checkmark
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Special Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,420
Applied
3,947
Accepted
5,957
Enrolled
47%
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Female Admissions

4,951
Females Applied
2,454
Females Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,469
Males Applied
1,493
Males Accepted
43%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.08
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.25
Required for some programs One recommendation
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition for music program

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 21 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,880
In-state
11,100
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,923
Full-time student fees
9,882
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

9,187
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,546
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,363
Avg. Loan Aid
2,808
Avg. Grant Aid
7,608
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
67%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,957
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.88%
Black or African American 18.75%
White or Caucasian 66.58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.29%
Asian 0.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 2.22%
Other 2.42%

Gender

Male (39.2%)
Female (60.8%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 38%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Panther Palooza and Family Weekend

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Greek Organizations, Black Student Union, Intramural Sports, University Board and Religious Student Organizations

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
AlertEIU and warning sirens, self-defense education, shuttle buses, lighted pathways and sidewalks

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No Checkmark No

Faculty

527
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 419
Part-time - 108
Male - 271
Female - 256