Eastern Illinois University is a public university founded in 1895. EIU is located in Charleston, Illinois.The university is a top-ranked in public regional universities in Illinois. Eastern Illinois University offers various programs for its 80 bachelor's and master's degrees in fields of education, business, arts, sciences, and humanities.
With a total enrollment of 7,415, it is considered as a top-tier institution in the USA. EIU aims to provide quality teaching experience to all of its students with a faculty ratio of 14:1. The acceptance rate of Eastern Illinois University is 51.5%, suggesting moderate to difficult chances of getting into the university.
Ranked 40th in Regional Universities Midwest by US News in 2020.
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Ranked 43rd in Best Value Schools by US News in 2020.
Ranked 42nd in Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News in 2020.
Ranked 8th in Top Public Schools by US News in 2020.
Ranked 80th in Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Physical Therapy in America by US News in 2020.
Ranked 135th in Best Greek Life Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.
|Type of institution||Public|
|The student to faculty ratio||14:1|
|Financial aid||Scholarship, grants, and loans|
Eastern Illinois University offers 51 undergraduate degree programs, 32 graduate degree programs and 10 post-baccalaureate certificate programs taught in 7 different colleges.
EIU offers a variety of majors and minors in the fields of arts and humanities, business and applied sciences, education and professional studies, and the sciences. EIU has 32 graduate degree programs. Some of the famous programs are arts, biochemistry, biotechnology, business administration, chemistry, communication studies, and cybersecurity.
EIU housing has 11 residence halls, Greek Court, University Court and University Apartments. Following are some housing facilities available for students:-
All the housing facilities are provided with all kinds of amenities that are required for comfortable living such as laundry facilities, kitchen, Television, Wifi and vending machines. Off-campus housing is easily available in Charleston. Students can live near campus at affordable rates.
Eastern Illinois University is located at 600 Lincoln Ave ,Charleston, Illinois. EIU spread across 320 acres. The EIU consists of administration building, academic building, department building, Booth library, housing facilities, Arts center, University court and police.
Eastern has more than 170 recognized student organizations available to fit every student's needs. EIU also has a Student Recreation Center serving more than 2,000 students daily with a fitness centre, six Indoor courts, jogging track, and dance studio.
International students who want to seek admissions at the Eastern Illinois University for the various graduate and undergraduate programs can go through the below-mentioned details before applying to the university.
How to Apply: Students need to apply via university portal.
Application fee: Non-refundable fee of 30 USD is to be paid along with the application.
International students who want to seek to apply to Eastern Illinois University need to submit the score of language proficiency tests to be eligible to seek admissions. The minimum required score of language proficiency tests are mentioned-below:
|TOEFL-PBT||500 or higher||550 or higher|
|TOEFL- iBT||61 or higher||79 or higher|
|IELTS||6.0 or higher||6.5 or higher|
The cost of attendance of Eastern Illinois University for 2019-2020 academic year of study
|Tuition||9,072 USD||13,230 USD|
|Fee||2,265 USD||2,271 USD|
|Living expenses||10,430 USD||10,430 USD|
|Total (Per year)||21,767 USD||25,942 USD|
Living Expenses are estimated for a single student only. Total Fees can increase each year. Cost per credit hour for Undergraduate is 378.00 USD and Cost per credit hour for graduate is 735.60 USD
International students whileestimating the budget to study in the USA must include the Book Fees as well.
The University of Eastern Illinois University offers numerous Scholarships for its international students to afford their study in the USA. International students are eligible to apply for all scholarships with exception to those that require U.S. citizenship.
Below mentioned are some of the scholarships offered for international students at the university.
Students entering Eastern Illinois University who are academically talented are automatically offered the Merit Scholarships at the time of application to the University. This scholarship is automatically renewable for a total of 4 years.
All International students are permitted to work on campus. International students are allowed to work upto 20 hours per week. Eastern Illinois University has a list of all job opportunities available on campus as well as off campus. There are more job opportunities than present on the list of University websites. Students can contact the department. Students are free to find off campus jobs according to their requirements.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$8,880 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Eastern Illinois University Enrollment||8590|
|Average Graduation Rate||40.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$8,880 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$12,924 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$150 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,736 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,067 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$9,736 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,067 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,240 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,240 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Theatre|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 2 students ratings
I chose EIU because the moment I stepped on campus I felt like I was home. I also was fortunate to get many scholarships here to help aid the cost of going to a 4-year university. Eastern also has one of the best teaching programs in the United States, so that's a big win for me.
I like the course curriculum. I think that EIU does a great job of providing us with all kinds of teaching experiences so that way we will be prepared for any type of setting. I have taken art, physical education, and many other courses outside of just regular teaching.
Best ranking in regional colleges and best facilities and faculty. Good mentors for each individual for international students. On campus is beautiful and career training and campus placements are good.
Great design for future technology and easy curriculum. Exams and lab practices are useful in real time experience. Assignments and projects will help us to gain more knowledge when you are in school.
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