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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

At A Glance

Main Address

600 Lincoln Ave

Charleston, IL 61920-3011

www.eiu.edu

Admission Office

600 Lincoln Avenue

Charleston, IL 61920

(217) 581-2223

admissions@eiu.edu

Contact : Kelly Miller

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 1199

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 53.0%

Total undergraduates : 6,229

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 925

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 59.0%

Average financial aid package : $14,985.00

In-State Tuition : $12,136.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $14,447.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Rural

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

On-line courses and off-campus sites in Carterville, Champaign, Chiago, Danville, Decatur, Effingham, Grayslake, Mattoon, Mount Vernon, Olney, Fairfield, Rantoul, Robinson and Vandalia.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 14 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 53.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 73.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 14.0%
Education : 10.0%
Liberal Arts : 10.0%
Communications/Journalism : 8.0%
Parks And Recreation : 8.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Family and Consumer Sciences : 7.0%
Health Professions : 6.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Biology : 5.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Biotechnology M
Neuroscience B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Construction Management, General B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance, General B
Hospitality Administration/Management, General B
Human Resources Development M
Management Science B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B M
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia B
Health Communication B
Journalism B
Public Relations/Image Management B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services M
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching B
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B M
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B M
Technical Teacher Education B

Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General B
Industrial Technology/Technician M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B M
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B M
Community Health and Preventive Medicine M
Dietetics/Dietitian B M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology M
Systems Science and Theory M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B M
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Clinical Psychology M
Psychology, General B
School Psychology M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science B
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism M

Social Sciences
Economics, General B M
Geographic Information Science and Cartography M
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B M
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Accelerated Program

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

900 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : tarble arts center, greenhouse, observatory, scanning electron microscope, doudna fine arts center, laboratory school exhibit, center for clean energy research & education

Geographic Location : 57 miles from Champaign, 110 miles from Indianapolis, IN

Large Town

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 6,229

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 925

Degree-seeking undergrads : 4,577

Graduate enrollment : 1,577

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 93.0%

Out of state students : 7.0%

Part Time students : 13.0%

Percentage of males : 40.0%

Percentage of females : 60.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 22.0%

Asian : 1.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 9.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 59.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

10.0% Men who Join Fraternities

12.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Daily Eastern News

Student Newspaper URL : https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 89.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 32.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $50.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Panthers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

NCAA Division IAA

NCAA Division I

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Legal services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cricket

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Other Sports : Dodgeball, Spikeball


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 8,859

Admitted : 4,651

Enrolled : 925

Somewhat selective 52.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests; or ACT

Required for some: SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests; or ACT

Required for some: SAT Subject Tests

Recommended: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0 scale and a minimum ACT score of 18/new SAT score of 960.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 13.0%

Top Quarter : 37.0%

Top Half : 74.0%

Bottom Half : 26.0%

Bottom Quarter : 4.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 14.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 15.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 19.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 31.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 6.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 14.0%

500 - 599 : 46.0%

400 - 499 : 37.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 11.0%

500 - 599 : 48.0%

400 - 499 : 37.0%

300 - 399 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 19.0%

18 - 23 : 58.0%

12 - 17 : 21.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 36.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 9.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 50.0%

12 - 17 : 24.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students who submit scores for Advanced Placement Exams and/or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams administered by the College Entrance Examination Board will have their records evaluated by the Registrar in accordance with standards established by the appropriate departments to determine proper placement and credit. College credit granted will be treated as credit without a grade; such credit will count toward graduation and may be used in fulfilling requirements. Credit may be allowed as indicated above only if the student was not obliged to use the credit to meet minimum high school graduation requirements.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Foreign Language

0

2

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

3

0

Science Lab

3

0

Social Studies

3

0

Academic Electives

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 82.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 99.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

470 - 560

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

470 - 570

ACT Composite

18 - 23


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

3

ART 2330G

All

Biology

3

4

BIO 1500

All

Calculus AB

3

5

MAT 1441G

All

Calculus BC

3

5

MAT 1441G

All

4

10

MAT 1441G & 2442

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHM 1310G & 1315G

All

4

7

CHM 1310G, 1315G & 1410

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

FLX Elective-Humanities General Education

All

4

8

FLX Elective-Humanities General Education

All

5

11

FLX elective-8 hours Humanities General Education & 3 hours Upper Division

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

PLS 1003

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CSM 2170

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CSM Elective-Math General Education

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 1001G

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENG 1009G

All

Environmental Science

3

3

BIO 2002G

All

European History

3

3

HIS Elective

All

4

6

HIS Elective

All

French Language and Culture

3

4

FLF 2201G

All

4

8

FLF 2201G & 2202G

All

5

11

FLF 2201G, 2202G & Upper Division FLF Elective

All

German Language and Culture

3

4

FLG 2201G

All

4

8

FLG 2201G & 2202G

All

5

11

FLG 2201G, 2202G & Upper Division FLG Elective

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEO 1100G

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

4

FLI 2201G

All

4

8

FLI 2201G & 2202G

All

5

11

FLI 2201G, 2202G & Upper Division FLI Elective

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

FLX Elective-Humanities General Education

All

4

8

FLX Elective-Humanities General Education

All

5

11

FLX Elective-8 hours Humanities General Education & 3 hours Upper Division

All

Latin

3

4

FLL 2201G

All

4

8

FLL 2201G & 2202G

All

5

11

FLL 2201G, 2202G & Upper Division FLL Elective

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECN 2801G

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECN 2802G

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUS Elective

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHY 1151G & 1152G

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHY 1161 & 1162

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHY 1161 & 1162

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHY 1151G & 1152G

All

4

4

PHY 1351G & 1352G

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 1879G

All

Research

3

3

General Elective

All

Seminar

3

3

General Elective

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

4

FLS 2201G

All

4

8

FLS 2201G & 2202G

All

5

11

FLS 2201G, 2202G & Upper Division FLS Elective

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

FLS 3250

All

Statistics

3

4

MAT 2250G

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PLS 1153G

All

United States History

3

3

HIS 2010G or 2020G

All

4

6

HIS 2010G & 2020G

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIS Elective

All

4

6

HIS Elective

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

53

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

51

3

Biology

51

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

53

7

Chemistry

50

4

French I

50

4

French II

62

8

German I

50

4

German II

63

8

Humanities

50

6

Introductory Psychology

51

3

Introductory Sociology

47

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

51

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

51

3

Spanish I

50

4

Spanish II

66

8

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 58.0%

% of loans / jobs : 42.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 88.0%

% Judged to have need : 83.0%

% that were offered aid : 83.0%

% that had need fully met : 9.0%

% of need met : 59.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $14,985.00

Avg non need-based aid : $4,787.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $10,633.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,335.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $30,695.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Mandi Starwalt

Financial aid office phone : (217) 581-3713

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $308.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $385.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Academically talented students entering Eastern Illinois University during the 2019-2020 academic year will automatically be offered the Merit Scholarship at the time of application to the University. This scholarship is automatically renewable for a total of 4 years (8 semesters). Eligible students are required to maintain full-time consecutive undergraduate enrollment in fall and spring semesters and maintain specific GPA requirements. Minimum 20 ACT/1030 SAT and minimum 3.00 GPA. Students qualify for awards as follows: $2,000/year 3.00-3.24 GPA, $3,000/year 3.25-3.49 GPA, or $4,000/year 3.5-4.0 GPA. $500 Merit Bonus also available to those who qualify and are IL residents who meet ISAC AIM High Scholarship criteria.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Tuition at time of first enrollment guaranteed to all students for 4 (or 2) years

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$12,136.00

$12,136.00

$12,136.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$14,447.00

$14,447.00

$14,447.00

Room and board:

$10,262.00

$9,834.00

$1,758.00

Books and supplies:

$150.00

$150.00

$150.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,776.00

$1,776.00

$960.00

Transportation expenses:

$758.00

$758.00

$2,420.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$25,082.00

$24,654.00

$17,424.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$27,393.00

$26,965.00

$19,735.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 42

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 3,597

Transfers admitted percentage: 76.0%

Transfers admitted: 2,766

Transfers enrolled percentage: 60.0%

Transfers enrolled: 2,191

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 85.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 15.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Transfer center

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $14,447.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,262.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $9,834.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $385.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 79

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students