Eastern Illinois University Reviews
I came into EIU as a transfer student from a community college. I understand that many times, transfer students can feel sot of a disconnect from their campus due to the fact that they don't always get the same first-year student experiences, or live in campus housing, and make friends that. Fortunately, that was not my experience at EIU, The campus is extremely welcoming, and there are many on campus events where it is easy to meet new people. Aside from the social aspect of college, my academic career there was just as amazing. I truly felt like I had a family within my degree program. The faculty and staff truly care about the students and want to see them excel. They gave me the pushes that I needed to get out of my comfort zone and make the most of my college experience.
If you want a good business school this could an okay choice, but there are better. If you want to be a college student and live a college life this isnt the one for you. This school was dry to me. The advisors i had didnt help me in anyway whatsoever. I sought academic advice from older students or students within the same major. I never enjoyed myself at this institution due to the lack of information or lack of organizations. Very small campus, so for there not to be any activity or activities always being cancelled it was BORING. I was also a student athlete, but our sports program never received proper recognition because the school doesnt care if its not football. Definitely worst 5 years of my life.
Such a joke of a school. Dangerous, boring, and terrible academics. the only thing semi good about is the Greek system, if you plan on staying definelty go Greek, however half your friends will leave and go to real schools. Worst thing is the cops: all they care about is drinking citations (1000 dollars btw vs 200 dollars at most schools) to get revenue for their broke town and don't even care about the real crime. I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to eiu
EIU is a good, small, midwest school. The class sizes are small and the teachers really make an effort to get to know their students and be involved in their academic success. While the rigor was lacking at times, several of my classes were difficult and I was proud of the work that I did in them. The campus is safe, and many of the faculty have "safe zone" stickers on their door to show that any student can come in their office if they need a safe space. This made me personally feel that the faculty cared about us as people and not just another student.
Because I attended Eastern Illinois University, college was the best four years of my life. Going into college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I was assigned to an advising counselor who sat down with me multiple times and helped me decide what major, minor, and career path was best for me. After a semester at EIU, I decided to major in exercise science, minor in psychology, and declare pre-occupational therapy; I could not have been more excited. Once I decided on my major, I was reassigned to a new advising counselor who was also one of my professors. We became very close in my four years of being one of her advisees; I could tell that she truly cared about me, my education, and my future. She encouraged me to work hard to achieve my goals, no matter how lofty they seemed. The education I was received at EIU prepared me greatly for my future as a graduate student studying to become an occupational therapist. I am now working towards my MSOT at a great school, and I could tell from the moment coursework was discussed and I began to study for tests, that I was miles ahead of my classmates. While I know and understand my dreams for my future could not have been reached without my own dedication and motivation, I must give credit to Eastern Illinois University for the opportunities given to me, both inside and outside the classroom, and for shaping me into the best woman and future occupational therapist I could be.
I absolutely loved my experience at EIU! I can only speak for my department, but the professors are wonderful and truly do care about you and your future success. Campus is easy to navigate and beautifully maintained. EIU has given me so many experiences that I wouldn't have been able to experience otherwise. I would do it all again if I could!
Decent place to go to school. EIU needs to do something big if they want to be around in the next 10 years.
It's a great school for Journalism and teaching, but not for anything else! If you want to party your tuition away and get an easy degree, go to Eastern. If you want a good education, go somewhere else!
EIU is a great smaller school. When it comes to education, I would say that they should dive deeper into what technologies are out there. I did not know anything when I got my job and never heard of most of the things I work with everyday now. EIU taught me that a wheel revolves. My job taught me how to put that wheel on a car and actually get somewhere.