Eastern Illinois University Rankings

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In the World#949 of 14178
In North America#307 of 2629
In the United States#276 of 2528
In Illinois#10 of 100
In Charleston#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
53%
Average SAT
1035
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
6,229
Graduates
1,577
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
eiu.edu

Eastern Illinois University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate53%50%54%
Applicants8,8593,4845,375
Admissions4,6511,7572,894
Freshmen enrolled full time913389524
Freshmen enrolled part time1248

1,553 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,086 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
762 or 82%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 940
or below

75% of them
had 1130
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Eastern Illinois University are 940-1130 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
912 or 99%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Eastern Illinois University are 18-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White4799 (62%)
Black or African American1145 (15%)
Hispanic915 (12%)
Nonresident Alien321 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown226 (3%)
Asian224 (3%)
Two or more races152 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander6 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,286
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$8,875$7,356
Tuition in-state$8,875$7,356
Tuition out-of-state$11,045$17,654
Fee in-district$2,929$2,788
Fee in-state$2,929$2,788
Fee out-of-state$2,929$2,788

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity5,385
Combined charge for room and board$10,030

Eastern Illinois University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies124
Kinesiology and Exercise Science8934
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General8717
Psychology, General102
Industrial Technology & Technician2573
Biology & Biological Sciences, General6130
Art & Art Studies, General3342
Communication, General6013
Business Administration and Management, General950
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General2231
Educational Leadership and Administration, General49
Marketing & Marketing Management, General48
Management Science46
Elementary Education and Teaching3412
Sociology46
Accounting44
Music, General2218
English Language and Literature, General2712
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other38
History, General2610
Special Education and Teaching, General264
Political Science and Government, General1614
Health Teacher Education28
Dietetics & Dietitian27
Public Relations & Image Management22
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services22
Finance, General19
Athletic Training & Trainer16
Computer and Information Sciences, Other15
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General14
Journalism13
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching13
Clinical Psychology13
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse12
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services12
Health & Health Care Administration & Management11
Mathematics, General83
Gerontology11
Economics, General36
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching8
Geography7
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General6
School Psychology6
Physics, General5
Chemistry, General32
Geology & Earth Science, General5
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General5
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist5
Curriculum and Instruction4
Community Health and Preventive Medicine4
Philosophy3
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other3
Biotechnology3
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism3
Systems Science and Theory3
Criminal Justice & Police Science2
Social Science Teacher Education2
Computer Science2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2
Technical Teacher Education1
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching1
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other1
Mathematics and Computer Science1
Grand Total1,226530
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate53%49%55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
7,600
Citations
66,114

Publication count by topic

Psychology
1,160
Sociology
869
Biology
722
Computer science
719
History
528
Political science
443
Art
440
Engineering
365
Chemistry
323
Medicine
278
Economics
246
Business
235
Mathematics
225
Philosophy
194
Geography
194
Materials science
78
Environmental science
70
Physics
57
Geology
27

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Political science5972,807
Business7366,717
History761222
Art814138
Psychology82319,145
Economics10053,609
Sociology10951,602
Geology11621,655
Philosophy129153
Geography1408918
Biology158310,935
Environmental science18161,145
Mathematics19411,880
Engineering20711,018
Medicine21183,039
Computer science22711,747
Chemistry24383,146
Physics2492457
Materials science28171,004

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199067172
199163179
199284191
199381176
199483209
1995100261
199698258
1997260282
1998170313
1999148350
2000221448
2001218479
2002243662
2003234737
2004304960
20052821101
20063131345
20073091591
20083582042
20093262475
20103522945
20113223151
20123613872
20134134479
20143705058
20154174745
20161734611
20171334449
2018893878
20191194486
20201124748

General info

Alternative namesEIU
Eastern
E.I.U.
Founded1895
WikipediaEastern Illinois University
Colorsblue, gray
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions (May to June), and 5-week and 8-week Sessions beginning June
Total FTE staff1,100
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois, 61920
United States
City population22,000
Phone2175815000
Fax+1 (217) 581 2722

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