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?type=1
Address: 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,526
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,031 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $11,803
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,023
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,641

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Eastern Illinois University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 271
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 5119
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 321
English Language and Literature/Letters 111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 43
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 31
Psychology 113
Social Sciences 153
Visual and Performing Arts 32
Grand total 145834

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 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 Fees 2018-2019
In-state $11,803
Out-of-state $14,023
Books and supplies $150

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $9,958
Out-of-state $20,014

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 609 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 608 92% $9,641
Student loan aid 455 69% $6,087

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,887 70% $9,025
Federal student loans 3,057 55% $6,742

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 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,580 3,438 5,142
Percent admitted 100% 52% 57%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 9% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2019

Total Enrollment 7,526
Undergraduate enrollment 6,012
Graduate enrollment 1,514

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 Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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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