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Founded in 1895, Eastern Illinois University. is a Public college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 5,957 full time undergraduate students, and 1,458 full time graduate students.
The Eastern Illinois University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 424 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Eastern Illinois University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at EIU are considered More Selective, with ,68% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
66% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 31% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Eastern Illinois University.
143 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
98 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
149 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
148 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
148 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.
148 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
150 Students rated local services 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
147 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Illinois is a college that has advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion Eastern is a good college is not one of the best in America, but it is affordable compared to other colleges of the same level. The programs of the university are really good my major is Business and I consider I have learned things that will be useful in my life. The campus is very safe you will never have a problem security-wise, but it is not that big. Overall EIU is a good college it is affordable but is not the best.
Eastern Illinois University is a good school for those who want to be in classrooms with a smaller student to teacher ratio and who want to go to school in Illinois but doesn't have a lot of money. The school isn't bad by any means, I personally like all of the classes I've taken and the people are great, but you definitely are farther away from city life. While the food isn't the best the onion rings in the MLK Union building are phenomenal.
This is a very good school for someone looking for a medium size campus with a smaller local town. There isn’t much to do for fun but there are more things to do if you’re willing to travel to neighbouring towns. The campus is beautiful and there are always friendly faces. Professors are super understanding and it’s relatively affordable. Overall it is a very nice school.
Eastern is nice but the dining hall food is really unhealthy and there aren't any stores other than Walmart.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Eastern Illinois University is 46%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell myself to go out and try new school activities, such as the clubs. Clubs are good for your resume and for making new friends. I didn't try out for any of the clubs and now I joined two and I am having so much fun.
I believe this is the wrong question. Everyone should feel welcomed at a university. No one shouldn't attend Eastern Illinois University, because it has so much to offer. This school is diverse in class size, majors, and social groups. It makes students feel comfortable and feel at home. No students should feel as if they do not belong to a school. Specifically, Eastern has so much to offer its students. There are many ways to get involved socially and academically. Professors will also go out of their way to help students learn to the best of their ability.
It has all the reources of a major Division 1 college, but the classes are small enough so professors can help each student individually.
I wish that I had known that it is acceptable to make new friends and keep the old. My high school friends came to the university with me, so I had no need, in my opinion, to make new friends. Once all my friends had dropped out though, I found what I had been missing out on.
Friendly atmosphere with down home values.
I feel like there are not enought activities that minorities would be interested in. More things off campus that the student can get involved in, so that they would not also drink and do crazy things on the weekends.
A student that wants to end up in a good career after s they finish school. Also a person that likes to have fun, not only to go to parties, but to do all the little things that this university has to offer. This university offers a lot of activities that are free, such as movies, tshirts, and all sorts of games.
The best advantage is the class offerings in my local area.
The most frustrating thing would be the lack of money given to update the residence halls. Many of the halls are out of date and need repairs. Also parking is a major issue for many.
They are really awesome and definately care for each other.
Eastern Illinois University is know for being a good school for education majors. We also have a great Kinesiology and Sports Studies program. The resources for the KSS department are great. We also are well known for having pretty good athletics.
Some common stereotypes of the students at EIU are:
-The jocks party all of the time,
-The frats party wildly,
-The band nerds think they are hot stuff,
-The sorority girls are promiscuous,
-The upperclassmen do not live on-campus,
-The stoners all get away consequence-free.
All of these stereotypes are false.
The jocks do party at times, but they do value their education. They truly are positive role models on campus. The frats do party a lot, but their main focus is on service. The band members on campus do think they are hot stuff because they are hot stuff! They are some of the most popular students on campus. There are sorority girls that are promiscuous, but most are not. A lot of upperclassmen do live in apartments either owned by the school or really close to the campus. There are a lot of upperclassmen that do enjoy living on campus, like myself. It is so convenient for all students to live on campus because all of the necessities (food, classes) are in close proximity to the dorms. Lastly, the stoners do get consequences. I have read about the citations in the campus newspaper plenty of times!
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
95% of students
attending Eastern Illinois University receive some sort of financial aid.
49% were awarded federal grants.
While 69% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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