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Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive institution, fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university is located on 320 beautifully landscaped acres in Charleston, Illinois. Eastern provides a high quality educational experience, while maintaining the personal relationships that its students expect and value. Offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, Eastern enrolls nearly 9,000 students in traditional and online 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 120-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.

Living in the EIU Community

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.