Eastern Illinois University

1,152 reviews
  1. Charleston, IL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Eastern Illinois University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Website

Eastern Illinois University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$16,326/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,458/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,155/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,855/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,543/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,360/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,676Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • College kid
    74%
  • Helpful
    17%
  • Awful
    4%
  • Grounded
    4%
  • Determined
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.80 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Decent
    40%
  • Amazing
    27%
  • Life changing
    13%
  • Strong
    7%
  • Awful
    3%
  • Boring
    3%
  • Average
    3%

After Eastern Illinois University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

1,152 reviews
  • Excellent
    122
  • Very Good
    394
  • Average
    495
  • Poor
    103
  • Terrible
    38
In all my classes I have been taught by the professors themselves and not by teaching assistants. It's very easy to get around campus. Everyone is friendly. There are many resources to use, academic and otherwise. The campus is safe and it is a good study environment.
  • College Freshman
  • 17 days ago
I just started attending Eastern in August . The school is very interested in engaging students to learn and 8nvole them in los of school activities.
  • College Junior
  • 24 days ago
For the most part, I have had a great experience with my teachers. The class sizes are generally small, so most of the time it is the actual professors teaching the courses in classes of about 20 students. The largest class size I have experienced was 60 students, but the professors still taught the course. For the most part, the professors have been very concerned about student success, and have been very understanding and accommodating to personal conflicts.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago