As a now junior who is currently going here i'll be honest with everyone. Eastern is a good school and the friends I've made here are great. However Charleston is a white trash poor town that does everything it can to not like the school. Also there is honestly really nothing to do in the town. Now if you leave the town that's a completely different story but the major store in town is Walmart. If it were not for the friends that i made here i would most defiantly be transferring to a different school. It may hurt people to say this but Eastern really is a slowly dying school. Enrollment is really down and we just don't have the money that we really need to be at are full potential. Also coming from a very big town to a town of ten thousand is a major shock. Overall Eastern is not a bad school its just not that it is all hyped up to be in all the tours.
FUCK EIU. DO NOT FUCKING COME HERE. The town is disgusting, along with the people who inhabit it. EIU is the definition of RATCHET. The student accounts office has screwed me over EVERY single time i try to register for classes. No one here knows what they are doing. The school is so cheap and broke it will do ANYTHING to cut back on funds. We get Styrofoam to-go boxes when we order food to-go at the dinning halls, but EIU is so cheap they dont offer to-go meals on the weekends just so they dont have to buy more boxes. FUCK. THIS. SCHOOL. DO NOT. COME.
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If you're thinking about attending EIU, I would not focus on all of the negative comments. Everyone has their own opinion. Eastern is a great school, if you're looking for something small enough where you can actually meet with you professors for help. I definitely recommend Greek Life. It is a great way to meet new people and get involved in extracurricular activities. Any college experience will be what you make of it. If you have a positive outlook, you will have a great time here. I love EIU and would never transfer to another school. Charleston has become my home away from home. Sure, there are 50 different restaurants, but we're in college and most of us can't afford to eat out all of the time anyways. If you wanted to go out to a nice restaurant (sushi, seafood, gourmet, etc.), Effingham is only 15-20 minutes away. Just because enrollment is decreasing doesn't mean EIU is a bad school. Don't listen to anyone who tells you that.