- 2019 U.S. News: #1 independent public regional in Ilinois.
- 2019 U.S. News: #3 independent public regional in Midwest (12 states).
- 2020 Arbor Day Foundation recognition as a "Tree Campus USA."
About This CampusEastern Illinois University is a mid-sized, residential institution offering 70 majors and 91 minors, a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, and experiential learning in four colleges: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Lumpkin College of Business & Technology, College of Education, and College of Health and Human Services. Our 320-acre campus boasts: the $60 million Doudna Fine Arts Center, which hosts national and international performers; the EIU Center for the Humanities, that hosts symposia including national speakers; the EIU Renewable Energy Center, which is one of the largest biomass burning centers in the country; a 70,500-square-foot Student Recreation Center; the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College, that administers three core programs for academic enrichment and coordinates the EIU Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA) grant program. We are a warm, inviting campus that also promotes excellence--and we look forward to working with you!
Location InformationCharleston, Illinois, is a small city with a rural feel located approximately 4 hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Students who are into Lincoln lore may enjoy Charleston, because for a time Lincoln lived and practiced law, here; his father and step-mother had a cabin in a nearby community, that has been preserved as part of a state park offering various "living history" experiences during the year. Charleston is also very near Arthur, the heart of Illinois Amish country.
Helpful InformationBecause NSE is housed in the Honors College, incoming NSE students may avail themselves of priority registration. This allows all levels of undergraduates to register senior week, and therefore enjoy the greatest variety of courses and course times possible. The NSE Coordinator registers incoming students for their courses, using the NSE Advising Agreement and transcript copies to make selections. A signed NSE Advising Agreement must be submitted prior to registration.