Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL
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Eastern Illinois University Review

Charleston, IL, 600 Lincoln Avenue
College Review
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture A
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
A
Excellent

Eastern Illinois University is a medium sized, public, four-year university enrolling 8,520 students and offering 97 degrees in Charleston, IL.

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.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
758 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
2
Art Studies
43
10
Biology Teacher Education
0
0
Business Teacher Education
0
0
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
23
Communication Sciences and Disorders
28
44
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
35
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
39
40
Elementary Education and Teaching
76
12
English Language and Literature
40
12
Foreign Languages and Literatures
17
Health Teacher Education
45
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
0
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching
10
Liberal Arts
194
Reading Teacher Education
8
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
4
3
Social Science Teacher Education
1
Special Education and Teaching
63
3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
0
Technical Teacher Education
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
458 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
55
0
Business Administration and Management
10
38
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
0
Economics
10
6
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
164
23
Finance
39
Management Science
56
Marketing/marketing Management
57
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
378 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
3
Clinical Psychology
11
Counseling Psychology
0
History
40
18
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
53
Philosophy
2
Political Science
18
6
Psychology
127
School Psychology
4
Sociology
96
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Healthcare
291 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
14
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
4
Dietetics/dietitian
19
Gerontology
8
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
177
57
Registered Nurse
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Communication and Media
186 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
155
3
Journalism
28
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
159 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
64
14
Botany
0
Chemistry
14
6
Geography
12
0
Geology/earth Science
2
Mathematics
18
14
Mathematics and Computer Science
5
Physics
5
Systems Science and Theory
4
Zoology
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Engineering
153 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
0
Computer Engineering Technologies/technicians
1
Engineering
2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
1
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
3
0
Industrial Technology/technician
41
105
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
39 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
7
Music
23
9
Writing
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Hospitality
31 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
31
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
23 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
23
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management
0
Management Information Systems
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Trades and Careers
0 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/technicians
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Agriculture
0 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Eastern Illinois University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Liberal Arts
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
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
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 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 Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or 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 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
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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