Benefits of Recruiting @ EIU

Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish impressive professional goals through a combination of quality academics, leadership training and opportunities for professional development.


EIU by the numbers:

  • Enrollment:  11,178 (9657 undergraduates|1521 graduate students)
  • 28% minority student population
  • 112 majors & minors offered through four colleges including 65 concentrations
  • 200+ registered student organizations
  • 21 intercollegiate athletic teams and dozens of intramural and recreational activities
  • Consistently ranked in top 3rd of Midwest Universities in its class by U.S. News & World Report
  • 86% placement rate for 2010-2011 grads (well above the national average of 64%)
  • Over 300 students participate in 100+ study abroad opportunities
  • 50% of students from Cook and the Collar Counties; 22% from the Central Illinois area
  • Students regularly participate in 100+ community service opportunities
  • 90% obtain real-world work or volunteer experience while attending full time



Achievements & Attributes of our students & campus

  • Home of the 2011 Illinois Professor of the Year.
  • First in Illinois in preparing more undergraduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees (rank in the top 5% nationwide).
  • The first choice for more than 75% of new students in the Honors College, which attracts some of the best and brightest in the state.
  • 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar in Physics/Pre-Engineering.
  • Honored in 2012 by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education for a commitment to bettering our community through service and service learning.
  • Communication Studies student wins the 2011 Best New Radio Ad statewide competition.
  • Physics student refurbished a 30" telescope now part of the SKYNET gamma ray search program.
  • The EIU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (international business honor society) recognized as a Bronze Chapter for conducting programs of significance. 
  • The EIU Chapter of American Marketing Association awarded for Outstanding Chapter Planning and Outstanding Communications.
  • Three students representing the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) place in the COBOL competition at the national conference.
  • First place finish at the Illinois HR Games and Conference for the EIU Society for Human Resource Management chapter.
  • WEIU-TV News Watch place in top three in the nation for the second year in a row in competitions for best college TV newscast.
  • EIU students acquire "real-life", project-oriented educational experience.
  • EIU students demonstrate strong work ethic and readiness to work.
  • EIU students gain integrative learning through use of research, cutting edge technology and supporting resources.
  • EIU students have strong leadership and teamwork skills and a desire to work in a global marketplace.



Accredited Programs

  • Accounting - Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business International
  • Applied Engineering & Technology - Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering
  • Art - National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)
  • Communication Disorders & Sciences - Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Dietetics - Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education of The American Dietetic Association
  • School of Business - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
  • Family & Consumer Sciences - American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Journalism - The Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Theatre - National Association of Schools of Theatre