Eastern Illinois University

Address:
600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920
Phone:
217-581-5000
Website:
http://www.eiu.edu
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About Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate10,225
 Graduate1,741
 Total11,966
GenderFemale58%
 Male42%
Student Age% Under 2579%
 % 25 and Over21%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time83%
 % Part-time17%
Race/Ethnicity% White78.0%
 % Black10.7%
 % Asian1.1%
 % Latino2.6%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown5.9%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal7,531
 % Admitted66%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled30%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$9,987
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$25,227
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid78%
 % Undergraduates with Loans64%
 % Undergraduates with Grants78%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$120
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,584
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,250
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Charleston Area

Median Age22.7
Median Household Income$28,960
Total Population21,861
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.1% 50.9%
 Age 0-954.7%45.3%
 Age 10-1759.6%40.4%
 Age 18-2445.3%54.7%
 Age 25-2964.9%35.1%
 Age 30-3956.6%43.4%
 40+53.4%46.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White89.9%
 % Black6.5%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino2.7%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.8%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,584
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$490
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5000.0%52.6%18.9%
 $500 to $74920.0%36.5%0.0%
 $750 to $99980.0%8.5%28.3%
 Over $10000.0%2.4%4.1%
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