B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Eastern Illinois University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Eastern Illinois University

Cost

Net Price
$15,549/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,721/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,287/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,247/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,753/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,386/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.77 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,255Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • College kid
    61%
  • Helpful
    24%
  • Grounded
    9%
  • Awful
    4%
  • Determined
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.103 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Decent
    32%
  • Amazing
    21%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Life changing
    10%
  • Determined to provide opportunities for success
    8%
  • Strong
    8%
  • Average
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
48%
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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Eastern Illinois University Reviews

1,174 reviews
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Eastern has one of the most positive environments out of any school that I've visited and attended. The location is great, with many stores, activities, and resources within walking distance of campus, and there is always something fun to do. Eastern offers a wide variety of majors, so there is sure to be something there that you'll like, and the majority of the professors are very knowledgeable and willing to help their students to succeed. It's also a very safe campus with a very supportive student body as well as blue emergency polls that alert people to trouble and let you call the campus police. I couldn't imagine attending any other school. In some ways, Eastern feels more like home to me than my own house does!
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I love the campus! Its not too big and not too small. The people on campus are very friendly and welcoming. I plan to swim at Eastern Illinois University and the swim team is just what I have been looking for. The coach is great and the team is awesome. I really like all of the athletic facilities. And on top of all of that, Eastern Illinois University has the major I want. Charleston is a great city and I can't wait to attend there in the fall of 2017.
Our Greek fraternities and sororities were separated. Not many people of color would be apart of the "Caucasian" fraternities and sororities. I would say, out of the Caucasian fraternities and sororities, I have only seen one African American on one Caucasian fraternities and there would be zero Caucasians on African Americans fraternities and sororities. Out of the many Caucasian fraternities and sororities and the 6 African American fraternities and sororities, they made it easy to talk to them and participate. Students enjoyed being around the Greek life. They had houses for Greeks to live in and or they could have their on apartment.