Charleston, IL
Eastern Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Amie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Let your child make their own decisions. What they decide is best for them.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Let your child make their own decisions. What they decide is best for them.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about the school is the overall feel and size of campus. It's a small enough campus to go back and forth, but large enough that you don't feel confined.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing would be that since it is a smaller campus it still has a high school feel. And by that I mean a lot of people know each other and they tend to do clicks, just like high school. You have your jocks, preps, band kids, theater kids, art kids, ect...so it's hard to just try and get over being high school.

Lydia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest looking at the cirriculum and seeing if it fits you and what you want to do with yourself. I would suggest g...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest looking at the cirriculum and seeing if it fits you and what you want to do with yourself. I would suggest going to a community college first if you are uncertain of what you want to do. Get active and involved in as many ways as you can, and don't be so worried about your grades that you are afraid to leave your dorm room. You just have to study hard, but you can have fun too. Choose the college more based on where it can take you and what you can do than on other things. Also pay attention to the way that the instructors act. They will be important in helping you through your college career.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Mainly some of the on-campus living rules that are difficult to deal with. The Other thing is just people who are not all that smart who make it in the long run, and I wonder to my self how they made it so far.

Daniel
Describe the students at your school.

They are really awesome and definately care for each other.

Describe the students at your school.

They are really awesome and definately care for each other.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First of all, get out there and start looking at colleges. Visiting a campus and getting a feel for it is very important because it will be the place in which you will go for the upcoming years of your life. Make sure you feel comfortable with the campus and surrounding area and especially the people of the university. As for the college experience, make sure you have a good fun experience but make sure to never forget why you are there. It is your future career and you should never lose sight of your goals and aspirations. Keep your eye on the prize is something that my family always tells me and I want to pass that along to anybody thinking of going to college or even current students who feel that they are not going anywhere with their life. This truly is a life changing experience and I have no regerets of my choice.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is looking to party all the time and be lazy.

Andrew
Describe the students at your school.

While many students don't seem to care about school, there is a decent percentage with a genuine interest in academics, but t...

Describe the students at your school.

While many students don't seem to care about school, there is a decent percentage with a genuine interest in academics, but the majority of my classmates are very friendly.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When it comes to looking for a school, the most important thing is to talk to the students who already go there. Their satisfaction will be the best predictor of your college experience because they are under no obligation to get you to go there. Even though academic reputation is important, it is not everything. In the end, you'll get out what you put in, so it's more important to find an institution that you will be comfortable in. As far as making the most of your college experience, (1) get involved, and (2) get to know your professors and other faculty. By getting involved, you will not only immerse yourself in groups of great people with whom you'll become friends, but you'll also be more invested in your university, which will push you toward excellence. Getting to know your teachers is also incredibly important because they are the ones who ultimately control your academic satisfaction. By forming relationships with them, they will see that you care about what you are doing and will be willing to help you if ever you need it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It's in a very boring town with very little going on. It's a small farming town, which is okay, but oftentimes it would be nice to have better places to go.

Brenton
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This school is one of the best schools in Illinois.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This school is one of the best schools in Illinois.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go on as many college visits as possible so that you are able to see what school fits you the best. Dont choose a school based off of things someone else has told you. You must find out information about the school on your own so you are able to make your own judgement. When you arrive to a campus ask yourself this question, "Can I see myself living here for the next 4 or 5 years?" Lastly make sure there are things around tound you can get into other than the campus life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish i would have known how to get involved sooner.

Samantha
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

In the middle of nowhere and easier than high school.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

In the middle of nowhere and easier than high school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give is to apply to many schools, even to ones you think you won't get into. Make sure the school you go to is somewhere you want to go and not somewhere your parents are telling you to go. Also, take as much time as you need to pick out a major; it is something YOU will be doing for the rest of your life, not your parents. Do what makes you happy because it is your life. MAKE THE MOST OF IT.

Gina
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Education centered, affordable and extremely welcoming.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Education centered, affordable and extremely welcoming.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the schools you're looking at. A chance to picture yourself on that campus may be the experience you need to make a decision.

Jessica
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Eastern is a really good school with educational classes, a wide spectrum of extra-curricular activities, and a fun atmostphe...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Eastern is a really good school with educational classes, a wide spectrum of extra-curricular activities, and a fun atmostphere to live in.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Eastern is concentrated in education. It is one of the best known education schools in the midwest. If you want to be in education, go to eastern.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Think about what you want your future to look like. Think about what type of classes you like to participate in: whether you are a visual learner or a student who needs to participate to learn. Consider class sizes and content matter. When living on campus, one should consider the type of people they want to be around. Get involved in extra-curricular activities. College schedules are much different than high school: there is a good deal of down time. It is a good idea to get involved because it keeps you active, as well as introducing you to new people. Getting involved also looks good on a resume, so if you are looking to find a job after you graduate (which is everyone) extra-curricular activities appeal to those people hiring. Remember that this is the time in your life where you are experiencing things you never have before. It is an immense growing period, and what you look like when you first enter college is not what you will look like when you leave it.

Jamie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

A student should not be afraid to ask questions. When they go to visit the school ask questions even if you think they are st...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

A student should not be afraid to ask questions. When they go to visit the school ask questions even if you think they are strange. Don't just visit a school once, if possible go at least twice before orientation. Don't let that be the first time you step on the campus. Once you know where you are going, don't forget to make connections to your professors and other people on camppus. Those connections will help you greatly in the future!

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is intereted in learning and has some idea of what they want to do with their life. Students who are prepared to work hard but also are ready to have some fun in college. Students who want to be inovlved with the campus community and the surrounding area would be perfect for this University.

Rob
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you know how your child/ student will react to the switch and increase in resposibility. Know you limits. Find a ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you know how your child/ student will react to the switch and increase in resposibility. Know you limits. Find a college that works for you.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

marijuana, drinking, lack of studying, lack of sleep, GIRLS

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

teachers giving away grades, students not required to learn anything do to grade curves

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  • Enrollment
  • 5,957
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $11,453
  • Acceptance rate
  • 47%

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