Eastern Illinois University

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

217-581-5000

Mission Statement:

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. The University community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture. Throughout their education, students refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders.

About Us:

Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships. Consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwest colleges and universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern is also one of The Princeton Review's Best Midwestern Colleges.

Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

The attractive 320-acre campus has one of the lowest crime rates among all public universities in the state and nationwide. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees - year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.

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