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Eastern Illinois University

Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring facult 


Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service.  


Institutional Research strives to provide accurate, timely and accessible information concerning the student body, programs, and employees. The office provides information, support and guidance to the various constituent groups to assist them in their planning efforts. In an effort to enhance the university image and to address accountability/productivity requests, the institutional research area will direct its efforts towards providing easier access to data-driven information needed by legislators, prospective students, parents and internal administration.


Career Services is committed to providing innovative centralized career development and experiential learning services to students and alumni that enrich their academic experiences in order to produce an educated, individually responsible, open-minded and ethical career force for the State of Illinois and the larger global society.

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Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Student services

Through various programs and services, it is our mission to provide a variety of co-curricular experiences designed to enrich the social, cultural, educational and personal development of EIU students; promote student leadership, civic responsibility and respect for diversity; empower and encourage EIU students to reach their full potential in a student-centered, supportive environment. 

The Student Life Office takes administrative responsibility for student government, campus entertainment (University Board), multicultural programming, leadership support services and more than 200 registered student organizations. 

Housing services

Most international students choose to stay in either Lincoln-Stevenson-Douglas Halls, Thomas Hall, University Court or University Apartments since these are the only housing facilities open during break periods. There is an $85.00 per week charge for students choosing to stay over breaks in Lincoln, Stevenson, Douglas or Thomas Halls halls. If you do not need housing during break periods, you are welcome to live in any of the other residence halls. There is no additional charge for students who live in University Court or University Apartments during break periods.

Library services

A comprehensive program of Library Services is offered to students, faculty and citizens of Illinois. Visit our website for the most current status of services and collections and a wealth of electronic publications. Booth Library, the general library of the University, is named in honor of Miss Mary Josephine Booth, who served as Head Librarian at Eastern from 1904 to 1945.

Medical services

Eastern Illinois University requires that all students who enroll in 9 or more on-campus hours, all Graduate As­sistants under contract to the University, and all Inter­national students enrolled in 3 or more on-campus hours, be covered by health insurance and provide a supplemental plan of medical coverage for injury and illness

Campus life

The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide EIU students, faculty and staff with informal and formal recreational activities regardless of ability. We wish to promote a safe and enjoyable environment, encourage participation, and promote healthy lifestyles. Campus Recreation serves primarily EIU students because our facilities and programs are supported through required student fees.

Sports facilities

Eastern Illinois is home to 20 NCAA Division I sports.  Facilities are housed on the west side of the EIU campus between 4th Street and Grant Avenue.  EIU competes as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference in 17 sports.  Men's soccer, men's and women's swimming compete as members of the Summit League.  

Student clubs

Eastern Illinois University has many Registered Student Organizations available to fit everyone's need!

Eastern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Charleston, Illinois, United States

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