Review of Eastern Illinois University

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar_gray By: Eric H., Alum Posted: August 24, 2010

My review

The Good:

Ummmm, We seriously have a friggin' CASTLE on campus. We have a building designed by some dude (Antoine Predock) who ended up winning some ridiculous award like "Greatest Architect in the Whole Western Hemisphere" or something like that. Aside from the buildings, the people. 3 NFL coaches and several players, 2 Olympic Medalists (bronze in bobsled, but who is complaining?), Actors and Actresses, UFC Champions, Politicians, and ME. But, for real, the people that teach at Eastern Illinois University are on the whole some of the most amazing people in the world. They are so talented and giving, intelligent and understanding. Our athletics programs are out of this world. We have the first women's rugby NCAA sanctioned team, who typically rout opposing teams by 100 points or more. Our players are approachable, you can actually talk to them like human beings and not just idiots who can throw the pill or dunk the ball. Our fight song REALLY gets me pumped for some Panther Athletics. The University President actually knows students' names!

The Bad:

1. Location: 3 hours from Chicago, 2 hours from St. Louis, and 2 hours from Indy; also, being stuck in the corn and soy fields of central Illinois is not the most exciting place in the world. 2. All the locals are University of Illinois fans.

Would I do it again?

Yes, Because I was comfortable on campus the moment I stepped on it. Everyone was incredibly helpful and friendly, often going well out of their way to guide me where I needed to be. Coming straight from the Army to college was an incredibly challenging experience, especially since I had not been on the campus for 7 years, and even then I was not paying attention to what was where. And most importantly, because I AM EIU!

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Legacy

The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.

Professors are generally Accessible

The night life is Repetitve

Every student at this school needs To take classes in Doudna, it will blow their minds.

Most students spend their Saturday nights Enjoying life

About the reviewer

Went to Brother Rice High School

Favorite class is Weather & Climate with Cameron Douglas Craig

Favorite professor is Robert "Bob" Zordani, Cameron Douglas Craig

Favorite activity is The Daily Eastern News

Another awesome thing is We have been called "The Harvard of the Midwest" I am not too sure why U.S. News and Weekly Reports called us that, but they did.

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Be yourself.

I wish I knew That there was like a 60-40 ratio of hot chicks to guys.

Preparation for the workforce

Time needed to find a job post-graduation I found work before I graduated

  • Helpful 4
  • Not My Experience 0

The Breakdown:



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Worth the Money

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