Overview

Applicants
8,580
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average HS GPA
3.15

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
33%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 22

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
506
with Terminal Degree
280

255
Women
251
Men
68
Minority
12
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Ecology.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Construction Management.
  • Finance, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Health Communication.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Technical Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering Technology, General.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering, Other.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Police Science.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Sean Payton
Head Coach, New Orleans Saints

Kathy Bollinger
Executive Vice President, Banner Health University Medical Division

Joe Fatheree
National Teacher of the of the Year; Illinois Teacher of the Year

Steve Corbin
Senior VP of Sales, Counsel and Culture, Warner Music Group; CEO, Lupo Entertainment

Ross McCullough
President, UPS Asia Pacific Region

Matthew Polenzani
Tenor, New York Metropolitan Opera

Joni Comstock
Senior VP, NCAA

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,757

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,835

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,205

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,213

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,880
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$11,100
Required Fees
$2,923
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$150

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,366
Transportation for Commuters
$2,368

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,882
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,012
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

1.19%
Asian
21.31%
African-American
8.42%
Hispanic
61.24%
Caucasian
2.35%
Unknown
2.42%
International

57% female
43% male
7% are out of state
68% are full time
32% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
30%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Required for LD

Diagnosis, functional limitations, how it impacts student in educational setting.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Diagnosis, functional limitations, how it impacts the student in an educational setting.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
No

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
196
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
15

16% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Panthers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

With all of its sustainability initiatives coming to fruition, Eastern Illinois University is proving why it was “green before it became a buzzword.” A recent member of the Tree Campus USA, the campus is committed to planting and maintaining trees, as well as providing service-learning opportunities for interested students. The school’s vision is that “knowledge and experience shared through responsible campus-wide involvement in utilities conservation promotes a lifelong commitment to preserving precious natural resources for future generations.” Since implementing recycling practices, more than 1 million pounds of waste have been diverted from landfills each year for the past twelve years, while cutting yearly waste production from 4.1 million pounds to 3.2 million during that same span. Reinforcing its dedication to sustainability, Eastern Illinois signed the Illinois Sustainable University Compact and adopted numerous provisions. Performance contracts have cut energy consumption by 33 percent and potable water consumption by a stunning 55 percent due to the use of campus pond water to maintain athletic facilities’ turf. Recycling programs have been implemented in every building across campus, and 90 percent of cleaning products are Green Seal-certified. In 2011, the school celebrated the opening of its Renewable Energy Center, utilizing biomass gasification that replaced the former coal plant that had fueled the campus for almost eighty years. Research projects range from converting synthesis gas into renewable energy to examining sociological and environmental issues surrounding the use of biomass as an energy source.

74/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Agreements with Apple Computer Products through April 2020; Dell Marketing Inc. through 2020; Hewlett Packard Enterprises through 2020; HP Inc. through 2020; Lenovo through 2020.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Molly Button
Admissions Counselor

Address
Office of Admissions
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

Phone
217-581-2223

Email
visiteiu@eiu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Doudna Fine Arts Center
Old Main
Martin Luther King Jr. University Union
Booth Library
Student Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
Fox Ridge State Park
Thomas Lincoln Cemetery
Lake Charleston
Douglas-Hart Nature Center

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11a.m. and 2 p.m. M-F and select Saturdays
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Mattoon Illinois, located just 10 miles west of Charleston, connects the area with bus service to Chicago, Carbondale, and New Orleans. Mattoon also connects the area with rail service to Chicago, Carbondale, and New Orleans. Williard Airport in Urbana provides connecting flights to Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis. Shuttle bus service to locations around town.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Eastern Illinois University can be accessed through exit 190A on Interstate 57.

Local Accommodations
The Charleston/Mattoon area offers a variety of Hotels close to the Eastern Illinois University campus. The information listed is provided as a service and is not intended as an individual endorsement. When making your reservation, inquire about possible discounts for prospective EIU students. The U Hotel (920 W. Lincoln, Charleston, 217-348-8161); Days Inn (810 W. Lincoln, Charleston, 217-345-7689); McGrady Inn (803 6th St, Charleston, 217-348-8258/217-348-8259).


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