Eastern Illinois University, founded in 1895, is a public university. Its students choose it because, as the smallest public residential university in Illinois, it offers many of the advantages of a private school. For example, students are taught by regular faculty members in small classes on an attractive, compact campus. The 320-acre campus is located in Charleston, 55 miles from Champaign-Urbana.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
6,903
Undergraduates
2,803
Men - 40.6%
4,101
Women - 59.4%
1,657
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 7,077 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.39
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,802
Out-of-state: $28,170
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,562
Out-of-state: $14,930
Room and Board
$10,548
Average Percent of Need Met
51%
Average Freshman Award
$15,318
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,263
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
389
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
18%
10-19
29%
20-29
34%
30-39
12%
40-49
5%
50-99
2%
Over 100
0%
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Charleston Population
20,034
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
1.3%
Black/African-American
21.5%
Hispanic/Latino
9.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
59%
Unknown
4.8%
International Students
1.6% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
48%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
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