Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

Overview

Address600 Lincoln Avenue
School Websitewww.eiu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Distant

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Eastern Illinois University is a small public, 4-year college based in Charleston, Illinois that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is post-master's certificate. In the 2019 academic year, 8,580 students applied to Eastern Illinois University. Of those students, 4,746 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Eastern Illinois University was $8,880, in addition to fees of $2,923. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Eastern Illinois University.

Eastern Illinois University has a 58% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Eastern Illinois University acceptance rate is 55%. To put this into perspective, 4,746 of the 8,580 students who applied to Eastern Illinois University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Eastern Illinois University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Eastern Illinois University had an SAT score between the range of 920 and 1,110. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Eastern Illinois University was between 18 and 22 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Eastern Illinois University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Eastern Illinois University, the tuition for in-state residents is $8,880. Combined with fees of $2,923, room and board costs of $9,882, other expenses of $2,470 and the $150 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $24,305.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $14,023 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Eastern Illinois University to $26,525 for out-of-state students.

Students at Eastern Illinois University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Eastern Illinois University was $4,788 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 55%.

Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio13:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Eastern Illinois University.

Eastern Illinois University has a good gender split, with 57% of undergraduates being female and 43% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Illinois residents; in fact, 88% of all students reside in Illinois. However, 11% of students come from out-of-state and 2% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Eastern Illinois University is 13:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Eastern Illinois University to thrive in your studies.

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