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See which majors are most popular at EIU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
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Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive institution, fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The university is located on 320 beautifully landscaped acres in Charleston, Ill. Eastern provides the total education experience, while maintaining those personal relationships that its students expect and value. Offering baccalaureate and master’s degrees, Eastern enrolls nearly 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. At Eastern, personal connections are a focus of the college experience. Small class sizes allow close individual attention and guidance by faculty members who are passionate about their field of expertise and who are known for their outstanding teaching as well as for research, creative activity and service. During its 119-year history, Eastern has enriched the lives of generations of students and established a lasting reputation for excellence. The university’s reputation reflects its mission to provide superior, yet accessible undergraduate and graduate education.
Eastern is committed to the development and growth of the whole student through a comprehensive network of high quality professional services and programs which facilitate formal, informal, and collaborative learning. We strive to create a healthy, responsive and highly involved community in which students learn to work together, develop relationships, broaden concerns for the welfare of others, and appreciate individual differences. Students are encouraged to balance their freedom with their responsibilities as they cultivate values of diversity, leadership and citizenship. At Eastern, students have the opportunity to take part in a vibrant campus life with more than 200 student organizations, fraternities and sororities as well as 21 NCAA Division 1 sports teams.