Eastern Illinois University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 33 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 8,520 (7,202 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,461 in-state; $19,037 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

This program has a thesis requirement which makes it a competitive program with a 99% job placement rate upon graduation. The downside is that it hard to establish an outside assistantship program because I am employed by another institution and going through the program as a part time student. However, I love EIU and wouldn't trade this opportunity for the world.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: The program itself is very affordable, as EIU is one of only a few schools in the country to offer the same graduate-level tuition rates as what the undergraduate-level tuition rates are. Cons: There is not a whole lot of options in scheduling your classes. Limited number of class offerings makes it difficult to finish program in a timely manner if you have a full-time job
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2012

Quality wise, my program was very good. Just the location of the school is not very convenient. It's distance from other places with poor public transportation.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Small class sizes, good interaction with teachers. Workload is not suffocating for those with full time jobs and families. Wish course content was a bit more challenging.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, I think EIU has a great grad program, although there are a few professors are not good. When I say not good, I mean there are a few that don't do what they say they are going to. One said that he would post a review for a test on Wednesday and he didn't post it until late Friday night, then didn't post the answers to the review until 1.5 or 2 hours before the exam. It is a graduate level course and most of us are working full time so we didn't even get to see the answers to check to make sure we did it correctly. Then the same professor said he would post a review for the final and never did. I had even emailed him and reminded him (after they were already supposed to be posted) and he waited until the day of the final to respond, "unfornuately would not be posting a review". But again, this is one professor, and I have not had many issues with the others. Overall, it is a great environment with great professors, for the most part.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

It is not as expensive as other schools and has a short program. Class formats are flexible and accommodating to commute/unconventional students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program at Eastern Illinois University is CACREP accredited, which means that I am receiving a quality education and will be a licensed qualified mental health professional at the time of graduation. Additionally, the Counseling and Student Development program is a first-choice graduate program at Eastern Illinois University with a great reputation at various mental health agencies in the community.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Great school; wish we could get deeper into some of the concepts in class sometimes. Good value for the price.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are that the our adviser is awesome! She will work with you to help you get in the classes you need. She is always quick to reply to questions about the classes you need to take. She is a hard worker and tries to help you out as much as possible! Dr. Wollan is AWESOME!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2014

During our summer to summer coursework, I learned more than I ever imagined. The instructors and supervisors were outstanding. The program accepts only 30 students, which allows professors to answer specific questions and address each students' needs. Cons of the program included limited work space due to the growth of the undergraduate and distance cohort students.
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