Eastern Illinois University


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Eastern Illinois University


  • 88% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$7,069 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$17,482 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,044,728 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 5,292 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,382,016 microforms.
  • 64,540 Audio/Visual items.
  • 100,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

Burl Ives Studio, Tarble Arts Center



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 859 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 724 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 6,276 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 5,200 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other


reading, math, writing, study skills, other


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, other


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 43% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 4% of housing units are Singles.
  • 80% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 5% of housing units are Triples.
  • 11% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 39 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 56% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 65% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Celebration of the Arts, Black History Month, Homecoming
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 114 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Assoc. of Honor Students, Beta Alpha Psi, Eta Sigma Gamma, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Lambda PiEta, National Residence Hall Honorary, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Order of Omega, Physical Education Honors Club, Pi Omega Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Rho Epsilon, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Pi Sigma
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Chi Alpha, Christian Campus Fellowship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latter Day Saint Student Assoc. Society of Metaphysical Advancement, Unity Gospel Fellowship Choir, Wesley Foundation, Immanuel Lutheran Campus Ministry, Newman Catholic Center, Heartland Family Worship, Presbyterian Campus Ministry
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Service/Social: Black Student Union(BSU), national Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Service/Social/Political: National Assoc. for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Social: Asian American Association, Association of International Students (AIS) Chinese Students & Scholars Association, LASO;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) The Agency, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Phi, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Sigma Tau, American Chemical Society, American Marketing Association, Andrews Hall Council, BACCHUS, Botany Club, Chinese Student Association, Circle K International, Club Manager's Association of America, Crisis Pregnancy Center Outreach, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Zeta, Douglas Hall Council, EIU Student Federation, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Eta Sigma Gamma, Financial Management Association, Ford Hall Council, Graduate Student Advisory Council, Interfraternity Council, Kappa Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Lambda Alpha Delta, Math Energy of EIU, McKinney Hall Council, Middle Level Educators Club, Panhellenic Council, Pemberton Parliament, Phi Alpha Eta, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Epsilon Mu, Phi Sigma Pi, Physical Education Honors Society, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Omega Pi, Political Science Association, Pride, Psi Chi, Public Relation Student Society of America, Residence Hall Association, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Pi, Sigma Rho Epsilon, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. , Society of Advancement of Management, Society of Metaphysical Advancement, Sociology Club, Student Accounting Society, Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Student Government, TAGA Student Chapter, Tau Beta Sigma, Thomas Hall Council, Unity Gospel Choir, University Board, Weller Hall Council, Wesley Foundation, Zeta Phi Beta, African Student Association, Art Association, Art History Society, Asian American Association, Asian Cinema Organization, Basketball Monday, Best Buddies, Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association, Butts Out EIU, Diver City, Delta Sigma Theta, Eastern Student Officials Association, EIU College Republicans, EIU Cycling Club, EIU Dancers, Eastern Student Parent Association, Ice Hockey Club, Illinois Art Education Association, JOLIE, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Organization for Peer Education on Nutrition, Panther Ballroom Dance Society, Phi Kappa Theta, Role Players Guild, Sigma Delta Pi, Lawson, Inc. , Lacrosse Club, Lunchbox Voodoo, Masters of Technology, MBA Association, Muslim Student Association, National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association, Student Association of School Psychologist @ EIU, Unpredictables
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Daily Eastern News (daily)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Indianapolis, IN (120), St. Louis, MO (125)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Mattoon, IL (10)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Mattoon, IL (10)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 51% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 12 fraternities
  • 9 fraternity houses
  • 16% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 13 sororities
  • 9 sorority houses
  • 17% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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