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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.

Website: www.eiu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,012
Undergraduate
Students
(57.4%) 3,453 Women
(42.6%) 2,559 Men
1,514
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
47% of 8,420 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.15
SAT Math
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,653
Out-of-state: $26,933
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,989
Out-of-state: $14,269
Room and Board
$10,030
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$14,106
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,213
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
381
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Charleston Population
21,961
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
17.1% Black/African-American
12.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.0% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students
1.9% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
56%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.0%
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