Eastern Illinois University, founded in 1895, is a public university. Its students choose it because, as the smallest public residential university in Illinois, it offers many of the advantages of a private school. For example, students are taught by regular faculty members in small classes on an attractive, compact campus. The 320-acre campus is located in Charleston, 55 miles from Champaign-Urbana.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
6,229
Undergraduates
2,648
Men - 42.5%
3,582
Women - 57.5%
1,577
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
53% of 8,859 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.18
SAT Math
470-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$25,082
Tuition and Fees
$12,136
Room and Board
$10,262
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$14,985
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,695
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
371
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
18%
10-19
29%
20-29
34%
30-39
12%
40-49
5%
50-99
2%
Over 100
0%
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Not reported Population
21,961
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
1.4%
Black/African-American
22.8%
Hispanic/Latino
8.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
60.8%
Unknown
2.7%
International Students
2.0% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
56%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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