Eastern Illinois University: Narrative Description

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600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Tel: (217)581-5000
Free: 800-252-5711
Admissions: (217)581-2223
Fax: (217)581-7060
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.eiu.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1895. Setting: 320-acre small town campus. Endowment: $27.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $811,115. Educational spending 2003-04: $7056 per student. Total enrollment: 11,651. Faculty: 730 (633 full-time, 97 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 8,542 applied, 76% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 8,958 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 970 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 44 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Olney Central College, Kaskaskia College, Parkland College, Danville Aea Community College, Richland Community College, Lakeland College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, audition for music program, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4133 full-time, $138 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,398 full-time, $413 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1649 full-time, $53 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. College room and board: $7150. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 137 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 23% of eligible men and 21% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: Black Student Union. Major annual events: Homecoming, Arts Festival, Family Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. 5,527 college housing spaces available; 4,330 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Booth Library with 1 million books, 1.4 million microform titles, 18,901 serials, 24,100 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4 million. 798 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in east central Illinois, 50 miles south of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Charleston (population 20,000) is second only to Springfield in Lincoln Lore. Airline service is available at the county airport. Within the community are churches of all denominations, medical facilities, library, and motels. Part-time employment is available. Fox Ridge and Lincoln Log Cabin State Parks nearby are of historical, scenic, and recreational interest.

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