Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

    Eastern Illinois University
    600 Lincoln Ave
    Charleston, IL, 61920



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    A variety of excellent on-campus housing opportunities are available on the safe, compact 320-acre campus. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees -- year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.

    • Eastern prepares more undergraduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees than any other master's college/university in Illinois, according to a recent National Science Foundation survey. In addition to ranking first in the state, EIU ranks in the top 5 percent nationwide.
    • The 2011 completion of the Renewable Energy Center, one of the largest biomass facilities in the country, has made the campus much more environmentally friendly at no cost to taxpayers -- the project will be fully covered by energy savings over the next two decades.
    • The new Center for Clean Energy Research and Education will provide students and faculty hands-on research opportunities in cutting-edge technology.
    • English faculty member David Raybin was named the 2011 Illinois Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
    • The Doudna Fine Arts Center combines state-of-the-art facilities for art, music and theatre students with top-quality cultural activities for the entire region.
    • EIU is the first choice for more than 75 percent of new students in the Honors College, which attracts some of the best and brightest in the state.
    • Our alumni satisfaction rate is 98 percent after one year from graduation and 99 percent after nine years from graduation.