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Eastern Illinois University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University

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Eastern Illinois University Description:

Founded in 1895, Eastern Illinois University occupies a 320-acre campus in Charleston, Illinois. EIU consistently ranks well among Midwestern public universities. Undergraduates can choose from 47 Bachelor's degree options; programs in communications and education are particularly popular. The university has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Textbook costs are about the lowest anywhere because of EIU's textbook rental program. Student life is active with over 230 organizations as well as 29 fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the Eastern Illinois Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference for most sports.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,417 (8,975 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,144 (in-state); $28,124 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $300
  • Room and Board: $9,358
  • Other Expenses: $4,336
  • Total Cost: $25,138 (in-state); $42,118 (out-of-state)

Eastern Illinois University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,595
    • Loans: $11,204

Scholarships for Eastern Illinois (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, General Studies, Kinesiology and Sports Studies, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Eastern Illinois University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.eiu.edu/about/mission.php

"Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service. The University community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture. Throughout their education, students refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders."

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