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Reviews 1116 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The class sizes are great. Even in lecture halls, the professors take the time to get to know all hundred students. This shows that they care about each and every one of us.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The administration has taken security measures to make sure that the students experience a safe environment.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is very popular at Eastern Illinois University. All over campus, Greek life is displayed by the attire that is worn by the members. I have had great experiences with those that are involved in Greek life.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The athletics at Eastern Illinois University provide great experiences for both athletes and non-athletes. The athletes are able to participate at a level that challenges them. The fans are provided great games and experiences to attend and enjoy.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Eastern is a great environment for learning. The class sizes are big enough to give that college feel, but also small enough where you are able to experience one on one time with the teacher. The teachers are helpful and want the students to succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I myself feel quite safe on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's on campus housing. I'd recommend Ford or McKinney, but good luck getting in there. (semi-private bathrooms and climate control during the summer)

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being that I am an athletic training student I am a little biased towards our athletics program. I "bleed blue" through and through. Our athletes are respectful and down to earth, and Eastern makes a point to try and recruit local talents as often as possible.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I came to Eastern out on a limb. I hadn't done any research on the school. I applied, got accepted, and received some automatic academic scholarships which really got my attention. I didn't apply to any other school, I just settled for Eastern. My first time seeing campus was after a 4 1/2 hour drive from Missouri to Charleston (in-state tuition for bordering states) and it was love at first sight. There was just this relaxed and home-like feel to the university.

My experience so far, as I am going into my sophomore year, has been better than I could have asked for. The professors really seem to care and take time to get to know you and push you to be the best you can be.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Campus and the town is safe in general.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The process is fair, no hoops to jump through.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Unless you stay in Stevenson, Douglas, or Lincoln the dorm rooms are small. Between classes and dining halls everything is relatively close.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The Greek life breeds a feeling of family.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: EIU is in a small school conference, the OVC.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It's a small school, with a small town. Gets boring easy.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Pretty outdated and not the cleanest space to live in

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I loved being in a sorority at EIU, I wouldn't of liked this school without it

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics here have had cuts due to the lack of budget

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It was an okay school. I transferred after one semester. I loved all of my friends, and the professors were nice. However, you can go to a much nicer school for the same price. The campus is run down and the dorms and food suck

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: not involved in drug use

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the overall learning environment and how everyone is so friendly to talk to. Professors go out of their way to help you and make sure you're getting the best education possible. The same goes for the students, they are very helpful. My school is unique by not only the students that attend there but by what the school and staff make out of every activity, club, sport, and school. What I mean by that is whatever activitiy, club, etc that they do they make sure they go all out to make the students experience the best it can get so they can learn, have fun, and develop into a young adult. I would love to attend this school again to just overall be in a happy environment again. Staff and students make the best out of everything, which makes it enjoyable to come to school everyday. On top of that the learning experience was excellent, I feel more than prepared for college.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on Taylor South 4th floor, there was no elevator. I had to carry all of the items i bought for move in day up the stairs and the same items I bought and more down the stairs. It was tiring going up and down stairs everyday. The rooms were small, and our side of the hall was not as clean as Taylor North. Everyone would meet up in Taylor hall and hang out, talk and what not. We had our own dining hall which was good when you didn't want to walk. I also did not like the fact we could not really have freedom.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Our Greek fraternities and sororities were separated. Not many people of color would be apart of the "Caucasian" fraternities and sororities. I would say, out of the Caucasian fraternities and sororities, I have only seen one African American on one Caucasian fraternities and there would be zero Caucasians on African Americans fraternities and sororities. Out of the many Caucasian fraternities and sororities and the 6 African American fraternities and sororities, they made it easy to talk to them and participate. Students enjoyed being around the Greek life. They had houses for Greeks to live in and or they could have their on apartment.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Male sports were huge on my campus, the basketball games would be packed, football games were also packed. All male sports had a huge turnout and major student participation. Women's sports I cannot say the same for. Less than maybe half the students who would see males play would come see females play. It was a decent turnout, but not as many would show. When our teams would lose, we still would support and come out to games. The rec, made it so everyone could workout, they also had classes, like cycling, zumba, basketball, and etc.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school was okay. When I first arrived to the school, moved in, and began going to classes, I had made up in my mind that I did not like the school. It was hard to keep up with my 6 classes, and find help in the subjects. Once my foundations teacher noticed I was not doing so hot in my classes, she called me to her office and we talked. She told me to begin to writing down the assignments and due dates, so I will not forget. I am glad that meeting did not happen to late, because my grades began to flourish and my GPA grew. My experience at the school was a good one, I enjoyed myself while there, it was fun and it also had it boring times. But would I go back to the school yes, at the moment I cannot because of financial hardships.


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