Charleston, IL
Eastern Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

Julia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is by far one of the greatest campuses in Illinois and is the second safest campus in Illinois. Each professor on this c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is by far one of the greatest campuses in Illinois and is the second safest campus in Illinois. Each professor on this campus has 1-14 students in the classroom. And even though this campus is small everyone is always happy here and we welcome everyone here with a smile and to show our pride off.

chelsea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern is a very good school to attend. The food could be better, but what cafeteria food is ideal? They are all about the s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern is a very good school to attend. The food could be better, but what cafeteria food is ideal? They are all about the students safety, but a lot of crime goes on that isn't told or properly taken care of. As far as education goes, I am glad I chose to be apart of EIU.

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

I think the thing the University falls short in is the way it handles breaks. Sure you can go home and all, but because some ...

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

I think the thing the University falls short in is the way it handles breaks. Sure you can go home and all, but because some of the dining hall close over breaks, it makes those who have to stay here go to a single hall to have food, making the place very crowded. That is my only real complaint so far, as I am only a freshman after all.

Miranda
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I quite enjoy EIU as a current student. The students and faculty are friendly here and alumni of the campus rave about the un...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I quite enjoy EIU as a current student. The students and faculty are friendly here and alumni of the campus rave about the university. However, there is not a lot to do outside of campus; Charleston can be boring at times and if you need to go somewhere outside of Walmart then you have to drive all the way to Champaign which is about an hour away. The food is pretty good on campus and the scenery is decent but nothing extraordinary.

Tyrese
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University is honestly the perfect choice to me. From the moment I applied, the university has made my admis...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University is honestly the perfect choice to me. From the moment I applied, the university has made my admissions experience THE greatest. I have 12 days until I move onto campus, and I am so excited to know that I already know most of my professors, as well as a grasp on the Registered Student Organizations around campus. I plan to join a few!

Christy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I never thought as a transfer that I would be able to call a University my home, but within just a week at EIU I met my group...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I never thought as a transfer that I would be able to call a University my home, but within just a week at EIU I met my group of friends, all of my professors in both the English and Secondary Education departments, and I've participated and joined multiple on campus organizations. Eastern isn't just a school, it's a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment where you can explore every one of your interests freely. Though the town of Charleston is small and there really isn't much to do other than hiking and on campus activities, the next town over has restaurants, shopping, movies, and farmer's markets. Eastern is worth the trip to see how amazing a campus can be.

Alana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Where do I even begin with this school. I have attended EIU for one year and I can honestly say that I have found my home awa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Where do I even begin with this school. I have attended EIU for one year and I can honestly say that I have found my home away from home. There is a wide range of classes and most professors make the content as exciting as possible. Greek life is very important to me and Eastern has made it inclusive. The food could be better but I mean, I guess it is as good as a small school can afford. Basically this school is my home and all i want is to be able to go back!

Grace
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here. The professors are wonderful and always willing to help. My peers are kind and brilliant people. The faciliti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here. The professors are wonderful and always willing to help. My peers are kind and brilliant people. The facilities and courses I believe are best preparing me for my future life.

Ashlee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University is a community. Whether you are sprinting across campus to get to class or visiting Walmart for t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University is a community. Whether you are sprinting across campus to get to class or visiting Walmart for the hundredth time, it is likely that you will run into someone you know. Classes are typically small and professors are accessible so you can meet new people and get the assistance that you need without feeling like you're just a student ID number or a dollar amount. Speaking of dollar amounts, did I mention that books are rented instead of purchased? Yeah, Eastern is one of the very few colleges that actually let you rent your texts books for a small fee rather than having a $500 book collecting dust underneath your bed for the rest of eternity. Now that we've covered some of the logistics, let's chat about the social scene. Yes, there are many attractive men and women around campus and most people are pretty friendly. Luckily for most of us that whole, "social hierarchy" that plagued us in high school is irrelevant in college and EIU is the perfect place to re-invent yourself and find a diverse group of people that you can truly vibe with. I could probably tell you a million stories about how I happened to cross paths with someone that I thought could be my "soul mate" or my "BFF" in the bathroom of Styx or Marty's while I was trying to pull myself together to take another shot. Would I attend Eastern Illinois again if I had the chance to relive my undergraduate experience? Absolutely. Would I slack off and also end up having to tack on an extra "super senior semester" to that experience? I probably should say no, but my answer is still yes.

Evee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

To be entirely honest, I love Eastern so much. I transferred here from a community college that was close to my home, so my f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

To be entirely honest, I love Eastern so much. I transferred here from a community college that was close to my home, so my first year here is as a junior. This is a small school and it is amazing, everything can be reached in no more than a ten-minute walk. Coming from a small town, and a bunch of small schools, I really love the atmosphere that Eastern has. There is a great sense of community due to the small size. I chose to live in Stevenson which is for transfer students, or those who are over the age of 21. The suite style living arrangement has helped me a lot. I found great roommates and we spend a lot of time together and it’s a great feeling to feel so comfortable and welcome in my home away from home. Coming from small schools, the classes here at Eastern are perfect for me. All of the classes here are pretty small and it is easy for you to feel like the professor hears you and wants you to participate in class. The teachers are all great at getting to know who you are, and that makes classes so much better, that knowledge that you aren’t just a nameless body filling a seat to be lectured at. All of the teachers are very open and easy to talk to. They encourage class discussions, and also for students to see them during office hours. It is so easy for students to get in touch with their professors here, they really stick to their office hours and are always there unless they say otherwise. Overall, the sense of community here is like nothing else and it is such an amazing place to further your education. The advisors really are there for you and hope to help you do everything that you need for achieving your goals.

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

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