FAST FACTS
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Location:Charleston
Setting:Urban
Population:21,838
Enrollment:9,775
On Campus:48%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/19-12/20
  • Spring 01/08-5/15

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: OPEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$5,572

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,498

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
74%Caucasian
14%African American
4%Hispanic
2%Asian American
0%Native American
1%International
5%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Eastern Illinois University is a mid-sized, residential institution offering over 48 majors/minors, a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, personal attention, and experiential learning in 4 colleges: Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Education & Professional Studies, and Business & Applied Sciences. EIU's new $60 million Fine Arts Center establishes Eastern as a cultural hub for the area. Its Renewable Energy Center, which opened in 2011, is one of the largest biomass renewable energy centers in the country. Interested and qualifying students can pursue coursework in Honors programs, undertake independent research, practice the creative arts, participate in student media, and serve as resident assistants. EIU's 70,500-square-foot on-campus recreation center is open to all EIU students.

Campus Location - Charleston, Illinois, is a small city with a rural feel located approximately 3 hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. It combines hominess with accessibility to travelers.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Education, Finance and Operation Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services, Home Economics

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology

Economics: Economics, International Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Home Economics, Junior High/Middle School, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education, Technical Education

Engineering: Engineering, Engineering Physics

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science

Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Community Health, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Kinesiology, Nursing

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Industrial Studies: Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation, Sports Administration

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Technology: Applied Engineering and Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Industrial Technology

Limitations
Nursing is limited. Audition or portfolio is required for admissions to some fine arts classes. Education and communication disorders programs open only to sophomores.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/2/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $5,572.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/2/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $175 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $250 Year Plan A Mandatory
Activity Fee: $113 Year Plan A Mandatory
Athletic Fee: $104 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $91 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance: $110 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $48 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $75 Year Plan A Mandatory
Textbook Fee: $300 Year Plan A Mandatory
Union Bond Fee: $266 Year Plan A Mandatory
Grant-in-Aid Fee: $182 Year Plan A Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $110 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
Use FAFSA CODE: 001674

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 6/2/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $4,498 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1402 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1562 per semester for 12 meals per week.
  • $1739 per semester for 15 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.