Charleston, IL
Eastern Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Hannah
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I love Eastern Illinois University. I feel at home. I came to college expecting to hate it and to be secluded in my room, bu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Eastern Illinois University. I feel at home. I came to college expecting to hate it and to be secluded in my room, but no. I have a lot of new friend, a great on-campus job, a great roommate, the food is pretty good, the staff and teachers care, great RA's, friendly environment, opportunities, and more! It's an amazing school.

Jackson
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Eastern is an interesting case for a state school. It is aware that there is no money in the Illinois budget for them, took t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern is an interesting case for a state school. It is aware that there is no money in the Illinois budget for them, took the appropriate steps to accommodate and keep their prices relatively low. They're more realistic with their expectations of students and faculty and is in most cases serviceable to okay. This is not a premiere education facility, with some buildings either no longer in use or no longer up to code with multiple projects across the campus that are half finished; and have been for the last ten+ years. (the elevator in the student services building has been paid for and sitting in a closet uninstalled for the last couple years) Technologically Eastern is okay, but not really completely up to date. There are many computer labs and areas of service across the campus of varying functional abilities, some of which can't even run a word processing program without lag. Over the next three years they are either going to need to update their computers or just discontinue the service because of their lack of power. Bring your own laptop if you do go here. The culture is very introverted, students don't like talking or being near one another. A lot aggressively holding onto to either preexisting cliques or falling into the false paradigm of, "my adult friend group." Living on campus is a bonus if you're looking to make friends—I feel sympathy for anyone that has to commute with the grand theft autos that have been taking place in the guest parking lots. With over one hundred active RSOs, around forty of them are actually active so for some Greek is the only way to meet their social requirements. Education is not really that great here, with a deliberate butchering the the staff with changes in policy, union violations and just firing teachers they shouldn't have. They are in the process of rebuilding their staff but there are some professors (with tenure) that could care less that you learn anything. Focused on themselves they don't like answering questions about the material in any extra way and will stick strictly to their instructional material. The quality of which is abysmal with some of the professors here making the required book one they either co-authored or wrote themselves. Administration is horrible, and if you bother to look into the processes that involve the students you'll find an extreme lack of confidence. Those in charge do not hold themselves to an acceptable level of professionalism and are easy to despise. They're good people but failures when it comes to defining the leadership roles they hold. I hope they can get it together.

estela
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I really enjoy EIU. One of the reasons I decided on this school was because of how comfortable the campus felt. Everyone is r...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy EIU. One of the reasons I decided on this school was because of how comfortable the campus felt. Everyone is really friendly and there are always activities to do. I feel like have already learned so much in one semester and I know I will continue to learn from our great professors.

Beyonce
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Eastern Illinois University actually wasn't my first choice college. This school was my last option and I really didn't want...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University actually wasn't my first choice college. This school was my last option and I really didn't want to go here because of the campus scenery. I just thought it wasn't beautiful enough. But then some things came up and I had no choice but to come here or University of Illinois at Chicago. I chose Eastern Illinois University. My reason for choosing this school was the distance from my house it's 4 hours away from where I live. However, my first day on campus was an experience to remeber I met so many new people and eventually over time me and my roommate got really close. She is like my sister now! For me what made me stay was the people like the school me be bland or dry but the people are amazing and they love to interact with new people. I have a combination of upperclassmen and underclassmen friends. I'm even friends with some of the Greeks. Next, the classroom sizes are so small that my own professor knows my name but decides to give mean nickname. My English professor calls me “Queen B”. The one thing I also like about the classroom sizes is being able to interact with my teachers and them telling me what I need to work on. Then, the food here at EIU could be better but honestly it’s not that bad you have Stevenson, Thomas, and Taylor dining halls. My favorite is probably Stevenson they have the best breakfast there and it’s so good to me. Thomas is known for there pasta and Taylor is known for there chicken tenders. The union that we have on campus is called the MLK union and inside you have options to eat Subway, Panther-grill, Charleston Market, and chick fil-a. I usually go to the Charleston Market only because they have different food options like burgers, mozzarella sticks and fries. Really good I say try that when you come here. All in all, Eastern Illinois University is a great school like coming here you will see how nice and caring people are even how willing they are to help you. We are all like one big family and want to see each other succeed.

Shelby
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EIU does an excellent job keeping me informed of academic deadlines, such as registering for classes and available campus ac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

EIU does an excellent job keeping me informed of academic deadlines, such as registering for classes and available campus activities. EIU staff seem to really care and work hard to ensure their students are successful at college. The campus vibe is positive everywhere you go.

Samantha
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Overall, Eastern Illinois University is a great college depend (depending on what you are looking for). Eastern is the second...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Eastern Illinois University is a great college depend (depending on what you are looking for). Eastern is the second cheapest state school in Illinois. This means less student loans! It is also a very small town, which means you are more likely to have better networking opportunities as well as more personal/social connections. I have met some of my closest friends at this college. I have also gained professional relationships with professors that provide with me letter of recommendations for the future, and understanding/empathy, and greater resources for learning. I have utilized office hours as well as confided in my professors in terms of what is best for my future. At a larger school, this is impossible. What is great about Eastern is that the smaller classroom size/community will benefit your future in the long run. Some of Eastern's programs are also outstanding. When I chose my major, I knew Eastern had one of the best programs for it in the state (and surrounding states). I have gained a ton of clinical experience and knowledge that will benefit me throughout my education and career journeys. Aside from this, the rest of the campus is pretty average. However, I would highly recommend. It is a very safe, homey environment.

Michael
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Eastern Illinois University offers an array of courses, and doesn't seem to lean too heavily into any political side. Unless ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University offers an array of courses, and doesn't seem to lean too heavily into any political side. Unless you manage to develop a good friend group or bring a car to campus there won't be too much for you to do as this school is located in a small town.

Sierra
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Eastern Illinois University feels like home when you step on campus. It's a welcoming vibe that everyone that visits love. Ju...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University feels like home when you step on campus. It's a welcoming vibe that everyone that visits love. Just from visiting the academics seem like the teachers actually puts their all in everything they do and I think it's a wonderful thing to do. If a teacher loves what they're doing, then the students will enjoy being in class and that's exactly what EIU does. Eastern Illinois University is the place to go!

Timothy
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My opinion of EIU, is honestly I have no bad things to say about it, I really love the school and the dynamic fo how it is. L...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion of EIU, is honestly I have no bad things to say about it, I really love the school and the dynamic fo how it is. Like when you go to EIU, there’s always this sense if I’m at home, and because it’s sort of a small campus, you get to know people very quickly

Chad
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I believe that Eastern Illinois University is a very diverse campus. It helps me become a better adult and aware of my surrou...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that Eastern Illinois University is a very diverse campus. It helps me become a better adult and aware of my surroundings from others that are different from me. The school provides an excellent class environment that allows me to connect with my professor’s and fellow scholars. Eastern is the cheapest University to attend in Illinois.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $11,453
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