Eastern Illinois University

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 third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty.



Eastern Illinois University was founded in year 1895.


Fields of Study: 50 undergraduate degree programs; 29 graduate degree programs; 10 post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's and Specialist's

Colleges and Schools:

  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • College of Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College
  • School of Continuing Education


The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) facilitates applications, negotiations, and procurement of grant funding for activities that are consistent with the mission and role of the University.

Such activities include research, creative activity, acquisition of equipment, construction and improvement of facilities, and public service.

The office also administers state-appropriated funds that the University allocates for research and creative activity.


Career Services is committed to providing innovative centralized career development and experiential learning services to students and alumni that enrich their academic experiences in order to produce an educated, individually responsible, open-minded and ethical career force for the State of Illinois and the larger global society.


Student services

The Office of International Students and Scholars will be your primary contact for all important information in regards to your admission and arrival at EIU.

Housing services

Living On-Campus

  • Living in University Housing gives you many opportunities to get involved and be a leader on campus! This is a great way to have fun and establish life long friendships while carrying a number of responsibilities in the residence halls.

Housing Options

  • With 11 residence halls, 2 apartment complexes (University Court and University Apartments), and Greek Court, you’ll be sure to find a housing option that fits your needs.
Residence Halls
  • Andrews Hall
  • Carman Hall
  • Douglas Hall
  • East Hall
  • Ford Hall
  • Greek Court
  • Lawson Hall
  • Lincoln Hall
  • McKinney Hall
  • Pemberton Hall
  • Stevenson Hall
  • Taylor Hall
  • Thomas Hall
  • University Apartments
  • University Court
  • Weller Hall

Library services

Booth Library is the general library of the University. The library collection consists of more than 978,209 cataloged volumes, approximately 1.2 million micro texts, as well as maps, music scores, and pamphlets selected to support the University’s educational mission.

ICT services

Wireless access is available in all the residence halls, Greek Court and University Court. Students also have the option to access the network by using Ethernet connections.

Medical services

EIU Health Service offers convenient care right here on campus! The Clinic is dedicated to providing student-oriented primary care and health education through medical services and a variety of programs.

These on-site resources include: a medical clinic, a full state certified lab, x-ray and EKG, pharmacy and over the counter medications, and the Health Education Resource Center.

Student Life

Campus life

The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide EIU students, faculty and staff with informal and formal recreational activities regardless of ability. We wish to promote a safe and enjoyable environment, encourage participation, and promote healthy lifestyles. Campus Recreation serves primarily EIU students because our facilities and programs are supported through required student fees.

Campus Size: 320 acres

Sports facilities

The Student Recreation Center serves more than 2,000 students daily with:

  • Six indoor basketball/volleyball courts.
  • A large fitness center with aerobic and body part machines.
  • An eighth-mile jogging track.
  • A free-weight area.
  • An aerobic/multi-purpose room.
  • A dance studio.
  • A lobby/lounge.
Activities Offered: Intramural sport activities include a wide variety of team sports and special events.

Student clubs

Eastern Illinois University has more than 180 recognized Student Organizations available to fit everyone's needs like:

  • African American Achievers
  • Alternative Television and Film Club
  • Art Association
  • Aviation Club
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • Club Baseball
  • MBA Association of EIU
  • The Game of Thrones Club
  • Women's Club Volleyball


Eastern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Additionally, many programs at EIU have earned recognition from other external accrediting agencies.Educator Preparation Programs Recognized by NCATE’s Specialty Professional Associations (SPAs).

Charleston, Illinois, United States