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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL
#31

Regional Universities Midwest


#13

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Located 180 miles south of Chicago in Charleston, Illinois, the EIU campus spans over 300 urban acres. The university offers majors in arts and humanities, business and applied sciences, education and professional studies, and the sciences, along with 25 master’s degrees. Founded in 1895, today the university is a NCAA Division I school with over 200 student clubs.

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Quick Facts


600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

2014-2015 Tuition

$28,088 Tuition and Fees

Students

8347 undergraduate students
40% male / 60% female

Admission

August 15 application deadline
61.9% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1895

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, Other, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching, Health Teacher Education, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Science Teacher Education, Technical Teacher Education, Engineering, Other, Industrial Technology/Technician, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Mathematics and Computer Science, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, African-American/Black Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Athletic Training/Trainer, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, Management Science, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 8,347
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 7,316
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 939
Percent of male undergraduates: 40%
Percent of female undergraduates: 60%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 2 5
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 2
Aggravated assault 2 7 9
Burglary 18 8 6
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 2 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 3 5
Burglary 17 6 5
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 28 23 17
Liquor law violations 2 4 2
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 18 17 12
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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