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
5,367
Undergraduates
2,824
Men - 52.6%
2,539
Women - 47.3%
1,941
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 11,331 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.44
SAT Math
440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
460-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,797
Out-of-state: $29,224
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,101
Out-of-state: $15,528
Room and Board
$10,812
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$17,290
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,961
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
380
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
23%
10-19
38%
20-29
27%
30-39
8%
40-49
2%
50-99
1%
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
29% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
1.2%
Black/African-American
21.6%
Hispanic/Latino
10.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
57.3%
Unknown
5.8%
International Students
2.3% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
54.0%
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