Home to about 6,969 undergraduates in 2020, EIU is a public university located in Charleston, Illinois. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, EIU offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by EIU can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our EIU Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at EIU. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit EIU Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", EIU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our EIU for Veterans Guide.
EIU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
There were 6,969 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 4,082 (58.6%). Part-time attendance was 2,887 (41.4%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, EIU is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank EIU #1155 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at EIU by looking closer at the ethnic, gender, age, and geographic diversity metrics from the EIU Diversity Guide.
EIU has a total of 577 student athletes, 350 men and 227 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$13,082,795|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$13,082,795|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Eastern Illinois University Athletics