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Eastern Illinois University
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  • 4 Year
  • CHARLESTON, IL

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Report Card

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

editorial

Eastern Illinois is an above-average public university located in Charleston, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,990 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Eastern Illinois acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 53% of students, Eastern Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,400.

About

600 LINCOLN AVENUE
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
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1130
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,146 / 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
$9,286 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 77 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 85 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 84 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
14
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,990 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,239
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
  • College kid
    60%
  • Helpful
    25%
  • Grounded
    8%
  • Awful
    4%
  • Determined
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 111 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Decent
    28%
  • Amazing
    21%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Determined to provide opportunities for success
    10%
  • Life changing
    8%
  • Strong
    7%
  • Wonderful Teachers
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
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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