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Eastern Illinois University
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  • 4 Year
  • CHARLESTON, IL

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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Eastern Illinois is an above-average public university located in Charleston, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,966 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Eastern Illinois acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 51% of students, Eastern Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,400.

About

600 LINCOLN AVE
CHARLESTON, IL 61920
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference

Eastern Illinois University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

EIU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
900-1140
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,669 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,756 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 81 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 91 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 90 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    27%
  • Online
    44%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,966 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,869
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
  • College kid
    61%
  • Helpful
    22%
  • Grounded
    7%
  • Determined
    5%
  • Awful
    3%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 117 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 113 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
  • Decent
    27%
  • Amazing
    19%
  • Determined to provide opportunities for success
    10%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Life changing
    8%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Strong
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 62 responses

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