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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

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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
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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 8,859 prospective students applied, and 4,651 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 925 enrolled in the school.  4,767 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,759 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $9,060 plus fees of $2,929. EIU is ranked 437 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

EIU is rated within the top 44% 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 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
Eastern Illinois University overview
SAT 940/1130
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.33
Applications Accepted
52.5% 
Eastern Illinois University overview
Applications Due May 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$9,060
In State Costs for Eastern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$150
Other Fees$2,929
Room and Board $10,030
Budget for Other Expenses$2,484
Total One Year Cost$24,653
Out of State Resident Tuition
$11,340
Out of State Costs for Eastern Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$150
Other Fees$2,929
Room and Board $10,030
Budget for Other Expenses$2,484
Total One Year Cost$26,933

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Outcomes

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

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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%

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

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