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Date: Dec 21 2012 Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time) I loved my four years at EIU. The school was big enough that you don't know everyone, but small enough that I greeted many people on my way to class. I loved being in Charleston as well. There were plenty of things to do if you got involved in any sort of organization. (I highly recommend checking out Christian Campus House (CCH).) From volunteer work to hanging out at the Jac (Jackson Avenue Coffee) to spending time with friends, there is plenty to occupy one's time. I do recognize that Charleston is definitely more for the small town person than for those who enjoy city-dwelling. Cost of living is very affordable and many students are able to afford to live in surrounding apartments and town-homes. My town home was across from campus, and I was able to walk to class every day from there. My major was Communication Disorders & Sciences. A smaller program on campus, it is definitely a strong program with excellent teaching and a very well-known graduate program. The professors are friendly and helpful, and the classes in this major are of the more challenging variety. Overall, I loved my experiences at EIU and did not feel that I missed out on anything that I might have found at a bigger university. In fact, I feel that I got a more personal experience with professors who knew me and cared about my success. I developed strong friendships that I maintain 4 years later. I am proud to have attended EIU and would recommend EIU any day. I have no regrets. Keep in mind that you should find a place that suits you. People who may be happy at EIU are those that enjoy small town living with friendly people. They may enjoy being known as themselves rather than just another number.