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Eastern Illinois University Stats, Info and Facts

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9,775 Students

52% Admitted

  • 7,030 full time
  • 1,762 part time
  • 3,284 men full time
  • 4,729 women full time
  • 7,881 applied
  • 4,879 admitted
  • 1,254 enrolled

5,568 Undergraduates

$8,670 Tuition/Year

  • 1,660 Graduates
  • 144 Non-Degree
  • $8,670 in state
  • $2,910 fees
  • $9,882 room & board
  • $150 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Panthers
School Colors: Blue and Grey
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Brianna from Sherman, IL
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  • Eastern Illinois University is a small public university, therefore the classes are small and you have direct interactions with the professors. The campus is small and easy to navigate.…

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  • Mariam from Nigeria
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  • Eastern is a comforting and welcoming environment for students from all walks of life. Campus is easy to navigate and has some pretty awesome sunsets. Resources provided to students are…

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  • Andrea from Davis, IL
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  • I'm extremely disappointed by Eastern. So far out of the 10 professors I've had, about 4 have been good. The rest are unhelpful, unclear, constantly late, and don't seem to…

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  • addison - peru, il
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  • eastern is the perfect definition of "home away from home". with all the professors, students, and volunteers there, there are so many new people to meet and people that are…

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  • Olivia from Minonk, IL
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  • Eastern Illinois University is a place where you can be a part of many different things. There are awesome spots to study around campus and people to help you along…

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Mission Statement

Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service. The University community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture. Throughout their education, students refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders.

Eastern Illinois University
  • Located in Charleston, IL
  • Public
  • 9,775 students enrolled
  • 52% admitted
  • $8,670 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kristen from Momence, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I love Eastern. It is my favorite place to be. The campus is amazing, especially our art center, Dounda. I even love the town of Charleston itself. The residence halls are great! There are a lot of off campus housing to look at. It is overall a great place!

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  • 5
  • Alexandra from Gurnee, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There isn't much to do here, but there is so many activities and extra-curriculars for everyone. Making friends is easy. The people you see in your classes will more than likely be in another class or two with you again. Close knit community:)

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  • 5
  • paris from Lansing, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Most people want to attend a huge big ten school, but EIU to me is a great campus and has a great environment. The campus is small but big enough so that you will receive a college experience. The people are friendly and just exert Panther pride. I would tell everyone to attend EIU. Its a nice place.

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