Charleston, IL
Eastern Illinois University


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Recent Reviews

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
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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
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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
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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.

Nick
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Eastern Illinois University is a safe campus with very accessible professors and tutors. There is plenty of things to do. The...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University is a safe campus with very accessible professors and tutors. There is plenty of things to do. The sports teams are very good and there is always an event to go to watch or see. Overall Eastern is a great campus to be on..

Vianeth
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Its Great

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its Great

Cristina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University my home for the next four years. There is so much to say about this school. Everything is great a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois University my home for the next four years. There is so much to say about this school. Everything is great and I don't say that just to say it. Students and faculty are very kind hearted. Everyone here makes you feel like they support you on your journey to where ever you go. On campus, you can find so many things to do. Students are outside standing for what they believe in and no one is ever let down. The school is one big family.

Madhuram
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Eastern Illinois is one of the best school in Illinois state and the place Charleston is awesome with pleasant, calm environm...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Eastern Illinois is one of the best school in Illinois state and the place Charleston is awesome with pleasant, calm environment. There are many other programs outside the campus like wesley foundation where we can get a chance to serve poor, learn many things not only the subject but also about community. It makes students to learn many things with culture in diversity.

Jocelyn
Friendly Panthers

Eastern Illinois University has variety with things to do around campus. The vibe of the school is pretty friendly-- people a...

Friendly Panthers

Eastern Illinois University has variety with things to do around campus. The vibe of the school is pretty friendly-- people are accepting here and are willing to help if you're in need. Eastern's size is nice, you can walk from the north part of campus to the south part of campus in 7 to 10 minutes. Class sizes are reasonable, I never feel like I'm competing with classmates for a professor's attention. Professors are usually available through office hours, by email, or phone. David Glassman, the president of the university, sent emails to let students know what was going on during the budget crisis, which helped ease the minds of students who heard several rumors and weren't sure what was going on with the university. I'm enjoying my time here and glad I decided to further my education in a comfortable environment like Eastern Illinois University.

Alyssa
Its Okay

Eastern is nice but the dining hall food is really unhealthy and there aren't any stores other than Walmart.

Its Okay

Eastern is nice but the dining hall food is really unhealthy and there aren't any stores other than Walmart.

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

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