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Colleges / Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate72%
Acceptance Rate72%

About Eastern

Wherever your interests lead you, we’ve got a community ready to help you develop them. With 90 majors and 90 minors and more than 210 registered student organizations, you’ll find limitless options to learn and grow. With opportunities for faculty-mentored research and experiential education, you'll learn in and outside the classroom.

Eastern Illinois University is a public, state school in the town of Charleston, Illinois. Eastern was founded in 1895. The college enrolls around 8,608 students a year, including 6,903 undergrads.

Eastern Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Eastern. The acceptance rate at Eastern is 72%. In 2022, 7,077 students applied to Eastern and 5,111 were admitted.

Eastern Illinois University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests

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Eastern Illinois University is locatedin Charleston, Illinois,.

If you want to see Eastern for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 57 to Charleston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, University of Illinois Willard.

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College Info

Eastern Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eastern is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eastern is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Eastern SAT Scores


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Eastern Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Eastern is like? There are approximately 8,608 students enrolled at Eastern, including 6,903 undergraduate students and 1,705 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from IL and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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