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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

Regional Universities Midwest

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

2013-2014 Tuition

$28,124 Tuition and Fees


8975 undergraduate students
41% male / 59% female


rolling application deadline
64.6% accepted

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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, 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: 8,975
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 7,895
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 966
Percent of male undergraduates: 41%
Percent of female undergraduates: 59%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

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)


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

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