E
#8 Best Public Universities in Illinois

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

 0 Reviews

-advertisement-

Overview

Student Population
7,526
Eastern Illinois University overview
Location Charleston, Illinois
Online eiu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Eastern Illinois University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
Will you get in?

Find out which students are getting accepted at EIU, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

Calculate My Chances

Sponsored by Cappex

Located in Charleston, Illinois, Eastern Illinois University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,580 prospective students applied, and 4,746 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 798 enrolled in the school.  4,767 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,759 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $8,880 plus fees of $2,923. EIU is ranked 496 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes

EIU is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Eastern Illinois University within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

View the CollegeSimply ranking methodology.

Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Eastern Illinois University overview
SAT 920/1110
ACT 18/22
GPA 3.33
Applications Accepted
55.3% 
Eastern Illinois University overview
Applications Due May 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Average

Explore admissions requirements

-advertisement-

Annual Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$8,880
In State Costs for Eastern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$150
Other Fees$2,923
Room and Board $9,882
Budget for Other Expenses$2,470
Total One Year Cost$24,305
Out of State Resident Tuition
$11,100
Out of State Costs for Eastern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$150
Other Fees$2,923
Room and Board $9,882
Budget for Other Expenses$2,470
Total One Year Cost$26,525

Tuition and financial aid details

-advertisement-

Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
59% within 6 years

Explore Post Graduation Outcomes

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Eastern Illinois University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 21%
Business 14%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Communication 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%

View All 44 Majors

Other Colleges to Consider
-advertisement-

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144892 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Illinois University.

Current students may use the Eastern Illinois University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.