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Reviews 1095 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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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.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My professors really care about my development, not just as a student, but as a person. I spent time texting my anatomy instructor, discussing not just the course but possible research opportunities as well. My English professor from my freshmen year attends the same church as me, and always comes by and says hi after the service. My teachers love to keep me up to date, and I am sure that I will still have the community they provide well after I am done and graduated.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a lot of opportunities for employment at EIU, but if you do not take advantage of the application window it is very hard to find a job. When it comes to finding jobs and internships, my professors have not been very helpful in finding medical experience that I can participate in, making it very hard to enhance my resume for a graduate program.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Eastern is a very well lit environment with plenty of security. There are security poles around the campus in case you ever feel in danger, and officers who are always wondering around interacting with the community and keeping an eye on things. All doors are locked to resident halls at a reasonable time, and residents are required to escort guests and have keys to access their own floors.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'm heading into my senior year, and I have been a Resident Assistant for one year, and lived on campus for every year so far, including my next year. Campus living is great. By living in housing, I met my best friends within the first twenty-four hours of moving in, and continue to get close with people as I continued my campus housing experience. I recommend that everyone live on campus for a few years, as it provides an opportunity to build a community that no one will regret.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As someone who is Greek, seeing how Greek life functions in the everyday life of the average college age student is interesting. At EIU, I actually believe the social scene involved with Greek Life hurts students instead of helping them, as there is no punishment for not meeting the standards expected of the fraternity or sorority.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We do not have the best athletics programs, and our programs are always growing. Football is definitely our strongest sport, with us putting a variety of players into the NFL. The nice thing about EIU is how small it is, and I am able to get to know some of these athletes, especially the one's going pro, on a personal level.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At EIU, I know that I am not just a face in the crowd. I know that I mean something to my teachers and faculty, and that I have a community that will support me long after I am gone.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Feel pretty safe on campus

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Looking forward to next year

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Prospects are good but not ready to check out the career center yet

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Solid athletic program for a school this size

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My first year was great, looking forward to next year

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Not a part of one and have no insight into greek life.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Eastern is a good school, overall. The faculty are hit and miss in terms of how much care and effort that they put into their classes. The biggest problem with the school is the state's budget issues that have been hanging over the school's head, threatening cutbacks and closures.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I'm too busy with school, work or family to accurately rate athletics.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have numerous helpful things that we do just in case something happens. We have AlcoholEdu and Safe Haven, which both are very insightful and help you to make the right choices and inform you of the possible things that can happen while drinking alcohol.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Honestly, EIU is amazing! I love most of my professors. Professor Gillespie is by far my favorite. Sociology is where it's at.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Our career services building is excellent in helping with anything you need from applying to internships to helping you build a resume!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I live off campus because I am a transfer student, but my friends love the dorms and apartments provided for easy living while away at school.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not into Greek life, but I have friends who are and they love it! They've made lifelong friends.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The sports are decent here at Eastern. I am not a huge fan of sporting events, but I know a lot of people that enjoy going!

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