Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL
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Eastern Illinois University Reviews

Based on 28 Reviews
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL
College Review
Career PreparationA
Students and CultureA
FacilitiesA-
Activities and GroupsA-
A
Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Eastern Illinois University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Technical Teacher Education
6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
0
Special Education and Teaching, General
63
3
Social Science Teacher Education
1
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
4
3
Reading Teacher Education
8
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
194
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching
10
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
0
Health Teacher Education
45
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
17
English Language and Literature, General
40
12
Elementary Education and Teaching
76
12
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
39
40
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
35
0
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
28
44
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
23
Business Teacher Education
0
0
Biology Teacher Education
0
0
Art/art Studies, General
43
10
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Marketing/marketing Management, General
57
Management Science
56
Finance, General
39
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General
164
23
Economics, General
10
6
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
0
Business Administration and Management, General
10
38
Accounting
55
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Sociology
96
School Psychology
4
Psychology, General
127
Political Science and Government, General
18
6
Philosophy
2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
53
History, General
40
18
Counseling Psychology
0
Clinical Psychology
11
African-American/black Studies
3
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
12
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
177
57
Gerontology
8
Dietetics/dietitian
19
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
4
Athletic Training/trainer
14
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
28
Communication, General
155
3
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Zoology/animal Biology
1
Systems Science and Theory
4
Physics, General
5
Mathematics, General
18
14
Mathematics and Computer Science
5
Geology/earth Science, General
2
Geography
12
0
Chemistry, General
14
6
Botany/plant Biology
0
Biology/biological Sciences, General
64
14
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Industrial Technology/technician
41
105
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
3
0
Engineering, Other
2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
1
Computer Engineering Technologies/technicians, Other
1
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Writing, General
0
Music, General
23
9
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
7
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
31
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Management Information Systems, General
0
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
0
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
23
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/technicians, Other
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Private Loan Options
  • Variable Rates: 1.25% APR - 11.10% APR. Fixed Rates: 4.25% APR - 12.35% APR. Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount.1
  • Whether you're studying online or on campus, borrow up to 100% of the school-certified expenses4
  • Choose from multiple repayment options, including no payments while in school1
  • No origination fee or prepayment penalty2
  • The only undergraduate student loan that offers 4 months of Chegg® study help --a $100 value6
  • Competitive fixed and variable APRs starting at 1.09%1
  • Multiple repayment options including: full principal and interest, interest-only, deferred, and flat payment
  • Flexible payment terms ranging from 5, 8, 10, and 15 years2
  • Coverage up to 100% of your school-certified cost of attendance ($1,000 minimum)3
  • No origination, application and processing fees, no fees for early repayment
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  • Cover up to 100% of your school-certified college costs including tuition, housing, books and more.1
  • Get a one-time cash reward for good grades.2
  • Variable rates: 1.24% - 11.99% APR3 (lowest APRs shown for Discover Student Loans are available for the most creditworthy applicants for undergraduate loans, and include an interest-only repayment discount and a 0.25% interest rate reduction while enrolled in automatic payments)
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  • Payments based on a fixed percentage of future income.
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  • Grace period after graduation before payments begin.
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  • Variable rates starting at 1.24% APR (including 0.25% Auto Pay discount)1
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  • 9 month grace period (3 months more than most lenders)2
  • Fast application and decision-making process
  • Flexible repayment options
  • No fees for origination, disbursement, prepayment or late payment
  • Skip a payment once per year (once repayment period restarted)3
  • Covers up to 100% of the school's certified cost of attendance
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Eastern Illinois University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
BA Foreign Language and BS Elementary Education, Class of 2010
For Elementary Education, the course structure, the professional organization requirement, and practical experiences in classrooms were invaluable. The homework showed you the type of work you would be doing, just not the volume.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
sociology, Class of 1992
career counseling, internships
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1998
EIU provides courses on line and at numerous satellite sites so that students who do not live close to the university can get an education in a more convenient way.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
bachelors in physical education, Class of 1991
strong alumni association, job placement
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary education, Class of 1989
The teachers offered real life examples and lesson plan activities that everyone in the class received. My advisor lead me decide on an area of concentration that suited me. The college offered a variety of classes for my area and other areas unrelated to my major but still of interest for me.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2014
Career Center on campus that has mock interviews, job fairs, career counselors, seminars, etc
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 2002
Career Planning and Placement Center, resume service, credential files, job fairs
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
BA Foreign Language and BS Elementary Education, Class of 2010
Some hard working students who are posting their way through college, some people who applied for a more prestigious school and didn't get in, some transfer students from community college who seemed overwhelmed
Rated January 2016
Alumni
sociology, Class of 1992
multicultural
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1998
There are many older students who have returned to school to get the degree that they weren't able to pursue after high school.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
bachelors in physical education, Class of 1991
laid back but serious
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary education, Class of 1989
Most student groups were friendly and welcoming, even if you didn't belong to that group. There were plenty of groups to join depending on your interests.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2014
Variety of students on campus. Hard to answer
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 2002
middle class, nice mix of liberal and conservative
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
BA Foreign Language and BS Elementary Education, Class of 2010
They were older but well-kept.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
sociology, Class of 1992
many of the buildings need maintenance
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1998
As I mostly attended satellite sites, I cannot really answer this question.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
bachelors in physical education, Class of 1991
modern, well maintained
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary education, Class of 1989
A lot of the facilities have been redone since I left. I have visited the school since and have been impressed with the added buildings, dining areas. The library has been redone befitting the computer ahe.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2014
Computer labs are up to date. Dining halls have lots of options, but could use better quality food. Classrooms are nice. Variety of styles for dorm rooms which allow students to have options.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 2002
Built in 50's and 60's, everything kept up well. Some new construction
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
BA Foreign Language and BS Elementary Education, Class of 2010
Greek life was most popular, while activities the campus ministries put on seemed pretty unique.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
sociology, Class of 1992
nothing particularly unique, sports are popular
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1998
Alumni gatherings
Rated January 2016
Alumni
bachelors in physical education, Class of 1991
nothing really unique
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary education, Class of 1989
The greek fraternities and sororities are still popular. Also, community groups in your major are growing.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2014
Relay for Life, Greek Life, Black Student Union, Pride, homecoming, Parents' Weekend, etc
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 2002
strong housing program, strong greek program, diverse
Rated January 2016