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. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.
A variety of excellent on-campus housing opportunities are available on the safe, compact 320-acre campus. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees – year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.
A campus visit is the best way to get a feel for life at Eastern. Shadow a current EIU student and get a first-hand look at what it is like to be EIU. Let us show you around our beautiful campus during a student-led tour. Tours offered Monday – Friday at 11 am and 2 pm and select Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Four open house programs are offered and provide convenient, one-stop shopping. Learn about academic majors while visiting with EIU faculty and staff. Sit in on sessions discussing financial aid, housing, student life and much more. Tour the residence halls and enjoy lunch on us.
Looking for something fun to do this spring? How about a road trip to Charleston to Preview EIU?! Get a preview of what it is like to be a Panther and find out why Eastern is a great place to live and thrive!
Start the day by joining us for a continental breakfast. Learn about academic majors while visiting with EIU faculty and staff. Sit in on a panel discussing housing, financial aid, student life, and much more. Hear from current students about why they love being a Panther. Tour campus and more!
*Are you bringing an educational organization or group to campus? You can sign up here and an admissions counselor will contact you soon.
Eastern's compact size makes it quick and easy to get around campus, but we understand if you're still a little nervous about finding your way around when you first arrive. That's why we've put together this virtual tour!
This tour gives you a real-life look at what you'll see every day once you're on campus. Our goal is for you to feel at home here from day one, and this should go a long way to help make that goal a reality! If you’d still like to see a more traditional campus map, we’ve got you covered there as well.