Eastern Illinois University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, IL 61920-3011

(217) 581-2223

(877) 581-2348

Fax: (217) 581-7060



Contact: Brenda Major

Director of Admissions
Main Address

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, IL 61920-3011

(217) 581-5000

www.eiu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 10,261

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,780

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,065

Graduate enrollment: 1,779

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 81%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B

Education

Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Engineering – General B

Engineering Technologies

Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Communication Disorders B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Eastern Illinois University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(217) 581-5000
Website:https://www.eiu.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.eiu.edu/myeiu/register.php?skip=1
Address:600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:7,415
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,414 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$11,580
Out-of-state Tuition:$13,740
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,504

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Eastern Illinois University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Eastern Illinois University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences41
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services261
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education5119
Engineering1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields311
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs42
History11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences31
Psychology113
Social Sciences143
Visual and Performing Arts32
Grand total145431

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Eastern Illinois University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Grand total3

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Eastern Illinois University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,580
Out-of-state$13,740
Books and supplies$150

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,705
Out-of-state$19,425

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,07595%
Grant or scholarship aid1,06294%$7,504
Student loan aid79170%$7,163

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,41675%$7,539
Federal student loans4,58564%$6,929

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Eastern Illinois University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Eastern Illinois University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants8,4203,4694,951
Percent admitted100%43%50%
Percent admitted who enrolled9%9%9%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Eastern Illinois University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment7,415
Undergraduate enrollment5,957
Graduate enrollment1,458

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Eastern Illinois University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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