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EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - [EIU], CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS - ADMISSION

Charleston, IllinoisLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1895Established Year
  7030Enrollment

Eastern Illinois University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert

Eastern Illinois University offered admissions to 4,695 out of 8,859 applicants in Fall 2019. The acceptance rate of Eastern Illinois University is 51.5%, suggesting slightly less number of chances for admission. However, the selection committee does not prioritize domestic applicants over international ones.

Eastern Illinois University offers varieties of undergraduate programs, master’s programs and doctoral programs in Accounting, Arts, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Technology and Analytics, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Special Education, Social Sciences and Visual Arts as majors. 

Having an outstanding student to faculty ratio of 14:1 and ranked one of the best among state college and universities with low tuition fees makes an ideal choice for both international as well as in-state students.

In response to COVID19, the university has decided to take classes and final exams remotely. No on-campus assistance and tours are available and prospective and future students are guided through virtual sessions and chatrooms.

  • Eastern Illinois University admits students in two seasons: Fall and Spring.
  • The admission process is carried out online on the official site of Eastern Illinois University.
  • Required documents are to be submitted online and the university asks to mail additional documents depending on your category as an applicant by mail.
  • Applications for Fall 2020 has been extended up to July 1 and credential deadlines are extended up to mid of August.
  • Financial aid is unavailable for international students
  • There are pretty on-campus- jobs available to help students to assist their expenses.
  • On average, 94% get employed by the end of a year after graduating. The average salary of graduates is nearly 65,000 USD.

Highlights

Application PortalEIU Portal
Acceptance Rate53%
Application Fee (non-refundable)30 USD
Average SAT ScoreVerbal Score: 530;
960 (Total Minimum Requirement)
Average ACT Score21;
18 (Minimum Requirement)
Mode of Payment on the online portalVISA/ MasterCard / Discover / AmericanExpress
Academic CalendarSemester- Based
Intake TermsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceRequired for Graduate Programs. Highly recommended for MBA
GPA2.7 or above
Financial AidMerit-based scholarships are available. Not available for international students.
Contact for any query+001(217)581-2321
international@eiu.edu

Admission Deadlines

International students willing to study in the US are required to complete their admission process through university’s online admission as earliest as possible and mail additional documents the latest by some days before the deadline for successful consideration. Here are the deadlines for various intake terms for both domestic and international applicants:

TermDeadline
FallMay 15
SpringOctober 15

Eastern Illinois University has graduate deadlines specific to the course.

Eastern Illinois University International Admissions

Eastern Illinois University accepts international students on account of their equivalent secondary education, previous academic records, scores of internationally standardized tests, and verified monetary support for the academic course and living expenses.

Application Portal: Applicants can apply and track the admission process through University’s online admission portal EIU Portal by creating an account and logging into with proper credentials.

Admission Requirements:

An international applicant must meet the following requirements to be eligible for Eastern Illinois University admissions:

  • A filled online application.
  • Official / Certified High school and college transcripts both in the original language and in English.
  • SAT/ ACT and TOEFL/IELTS official score report directly sent to Eastern Illinois University. CODE:1199
  • An Affidavit of Support.
  • A Confidential Financial Statement showing funds to cover expenses (Tuition + living).
  • A copy of the passport.
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP) & Letters of Recommendation (LOR) (Optional)

English proficiency test requirements for International applicants: -

International applicants are asked to produce scores of TOEFL or IELTS to demonstrate their proficiency in the language. The minimum scores to apply are: -

Proficiency TestUndergraduate RequirementsGraduate Requirements
TOEFL-IBT6179
TOEFL-PBT500550
IELTS6.06.5

Visa requirements for International Applicants

International applicants can apply for F-type VISA, also known as the student visa to study in the US after they are offered admissions into the Eastern Illinois University. Shortlisted Candidates are issued I-20 and it is mailed via FedEx once the application process is completed.

The documents which are required while applying for an F type VISA are as follows: -

  • A valid Passport.
  • A filled Visa Application. (Form DS-160)
  • Fee receipt of 160 USD (non-refundable).
  • Signed original I-20.
  • Photograph as per the regulations.
  • Transcripts of academic and U.S. standardized tests.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of medical insurance/ verification.

After the submission of the completed I-20 form and payment of SEVIS fees, applicants can schedule their appointment with the nearest embassy.

Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Admissions

Eastern Illinois University offers varieties of bachelor’s degrees with Accounting, Arts, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Technology and Analytics, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Physics, Psychology, Special Education, Social Sciences and Visual Arts as majors.

Where to apply: EIU Portal

Application Fees: 30 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents at the time of admission: -

  • Certified transcripts of previously attained school.
  • Transcripts of ACT / SAT.
  • English Proficiency Test Requirements. (IELTS / TOEFL)
  • Letters of Recommendation (LORs) and Statement of Purpose (SOP) as per the course.
  • Permission Release Form.
  • Confidential financial statement for expenses (tuition and living).

Cost of attendance: - 24,820USD for an international student per annum including living expenses for both fall and spring terms. Eastern Illinois University claims that over 74% of its students get some financial assistance.

Eastern Illinois University Graduate Admissions

Eastern Illinois University offers graduate degrees in Accounting, Arts, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Technology and Analytics, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Physics, Psychology, Special Education, Social Sciences and Visual Arts as majors. 

Eastern Illinois University offers programs in online mode as well as hybrid mode.

Students applying, in general, must have a GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate study. All applicants for Architecture of Interior Design programs are required to submit a portfolio conveying the range of work completed in earlier programs

Some of the popular master’s program of the Eastern Illinois University are: -

RequirementsMS in Biochemistry and BiotechnologyMBAMaster of Science in Computer TechnologyMS in EconomicsMA in Television and Video Production
Application Fees (Non- refundable)30USD30USD30USD30USD30USD
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
GMAT/GREGREGRE/GMATGREGRE/GMATNot Required
Personal Statement.RequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Work ExperienceNot Required.Recommended.Not Required.Not RequiredNot Required
Professional CV/ ResumeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
RecommendationsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Proficiency RequirementsTOEFL/ IELTSTOEFL / IELTSTOEFL / IELTSTOEFL / IELTSTOEFL / IELTS

With 1:14 faculty to student ratio and ranked as one of the best schools worldwide with great employability records and having one of the lowest tuition rates makes Eastern Illinois University a very good choice for an international applicant. Applicants with a good academic background with high scores in standardized tests (GRE/GMAT/SAT/TOEFL/IELTS) are preferred. Applicants are advised to start the application process 2-3 months before the deadline. Financial Aid is not available for international students but there are plenty of on-campus jobs and teaching& research assistantships available to borne expenses. There are some merit-based scholarships for both states as well as international students.

The applicants are notified upon the acceptance through e-mail and I-20 form is delivered in person through the mail so that the applicant can apply for VISA. Student Services of Eastern Illinois University is always there to guide the students thoroughly concerning housing and on-campus part-time jobs.

One can reach out to this for any query:

877-581-2348

admissions@eiu.edu

+001(217)581-2321

international@eiu.edu

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