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Eastern Illinois University
  • 4 Year
  • CHARLESTON, IL

Eastern Illinois University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
38%
Average Housing Cost
No data available  
Poll
64%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 69 responses
Poll
68%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 125 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
No data available  
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 114 responses
  • Our Food court Food
    24%
  • Stevenson dining
    24%
  • Union
    23%
  • Latenight Pizza
    12%
  • Thomas Hall Dinning
    9%
  • Taylor Hall Dinning
    4%
  • Best depends on what night it is.
    4%
51%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 77 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 76 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    24%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    62%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    13%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    1%

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Safety

Safety
grade B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
70%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 82 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 53 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    43%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    47%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    8%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 61 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    23%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    49%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    16%
  • Not very visible.
    11%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 107 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    3%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    52%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    44%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
  • Homecoming
    52%
  • Greek Week
    17%
  • Movie in the quad
    11%
  • Kappa Weekend, Meet the Greeks
    9%
  • First Week
    4%
  • I dont really attend any campus events. I am here.
    2%
  • Men's basketball game
    2%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 75 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    7%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    47%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    32%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    9%
  • Parties? What parties?
    5%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 33 responses
  • Homecoming
    39%
  • Unofficial
    33%
  • FAIR DAY!!!!!
    12%
  • Barn Party
    6%
  • idk
    6%
  • Syllabus Week
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
16%
Women in Sororities
20%
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 111 responses

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