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Compared to where I'm currently at for graduate

Nov 21 2014Psychology
Compared to where I'm currently at for graduate school (Auburn University), EIU was pretty fantastic. Honestly, it was great, anyway. All of professors were helpful, understanding, and knowledgeable. Socially, I didn't get along so well - but that was mostly because I worked full time and didn't have the opportunity for much social life. Charleston, IL isn't exactly great for "night life", either, but honestly if you meet the right people there are really plenty of things to do. Long story short, I would return to EIU over where I'm at now in a heartbeat.
Alumna Female -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Counselor Preparedness: B- Reputation: B

People are the strength of EIU -- its

Oct 21 2014English
People are the strength of EIU -- its faculty and staff truly care, class sizes are small, and the perceived limitations of the town actually lead to an ability to build relationships. Charleston is a small town with not a lot of off-campus things to do, but there is always something happening on campus, and Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis are a comfortable driving distance away for an occasional lively weekend if you need a break from small town life.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: C-

Not a very good school

Nov 13 2014English
Not a very good school. I had so many teachers who hardly showed up half the time. When they did show up, they seemed to have no interest in teaching or even knowledge of their subject, though I certainly had some very good teachers as well. Violence on campus has gotten worse over the past couple years. My last year there, there was a shooting at a bar a block south of me and someone got stabbed a few blocks north of me, not to mention countless robberies on campus as well as sexual assaults. Of course, if you park in the wrong spot for a minute be ready for a ticket on your windshield. Overall, the academics are poor, the school isn't safe, and while it's a cheap school for IL, it's still really expensive for the quality.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: F Reputation: F
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