Eastern Illinois University, located in the east-central Illinois community of Charleston, provides the best undergraduate and graduate education of any public university the region. EIU's strengths are evidenced by an array of excellent education, business, technology, engineering, arts, and sciences programs. The University's more than 9,000 students come from over 45 nations.
Why Should I Attend EIU?
•Strong Academics: US News and World Reports (2014) ranked EIU as the 4th highest public master’s university in the Midwest United States and number 1 in Illinois. The University's high academic standing is reflected in high rates of student retention and graduation rates, alumni job placement, and satisfaction among alumni and employers.
•Personal Attention from Distinguished Faculty:
EIU features a small faculty-student ratio of 1:15 and 100% of full professors have attained their Ph.D. Research collaboration between students and professors is strongly encouraged.
•Safe and Friendly:
EIU is located in a safe and friendly small town with many opportunities to get involved in the university and the local community.
• Reasonable costs with Scholarships Available:
Recently, EIU has cut tuition prices 58% for undergraduate students! Scholarships for high qualifying international students are available. Estimated total yearly costs including tuition, fees, and living expenses are about $20,200 for undergraduates and $25,500 for graduate students. We give undergraduate students with a 3.5 or higher GPA an automatic scholarship with additional funding available. Graduate student scholarships are also available.
Where is EIU?
EIU is within three hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis, and within an easy driving distance of Champaign-Urbana. Convenient rail service to downtown Chicago and Champaign-Urbana is available through the Amtrak train station in nearby Mattoon.
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