Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Molly Fasnacht
Visit Coordinator

Office of Admissions
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Doudna Fine Arts Center
Old Main
Martin Luther King Jr. University Union
Booth Library
Student Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
Fox Ridge State Park
Mattoon Marketplace
Lake Charleston
Douglas-Hart Nature Center

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. M-F and select Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Mattoon Illinois, located just 10 miles west of Charleston, connects the area with bus service to Chicago, Carbondale, and New Orleans. Mattoon also connects the area with rail service to Chicago, Carbondale, and New Orleans. Williard Airport in Urbana provides connecting flights to Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis. Shuttle bus service to locations around town.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Eastern Illinois University can be accessed through exit 190A on Interstate 57.

Local Accommodations
The Charleston/Mattoon area offers a variety of Hotels close to the Eastern Illinois University campus. The information listed is provided as a service and is not intended as an individual endorsement. When making your reservation, inquire about possible discounts for prospective EIU students. The U Hotel (920 W. Lincoln, Charleston, 217-348-8161); Days Inn (810 W. Lincoln, Charleston, 217-345-7689); McGrady Inn (803 6th St, Charleston, 217-348-8258/217-348-8259).


Applicants: 11,452
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Average HS GPA: 3.47



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