I spent four years at EIU. They have a very hard Business school, but it carries a lot of weight from what I hear. The business classes I had to take really sucked ass and the teachers were dicks. I got a degree in Industrial Tech. I really liked my classes and it was something I wanted to learn about. My teachers were pretty good for the most part.
The school is cheap for sure. The military will cover all except about $5-800 a semester. Books are included in tuition since you rent them. The town is pretty cheap, well it's really cheap compared to Chicago. You can find a decent place for $400 a month.
I had a damn good time down there. I am glad to be gone though. There are a lot of bars and a lot of people that like to drink. My last semster we spent practically every night at the bar and there was always someone there. Drinking is about the only thing the town has to offer. Jobs are non-existant, but you can get by on the GI Bill. I did at least.
The campus is about five blocks long and two blocks wide with all the classes in that area. Parking sucks, but with the bike you can park pretty close. They are always doing construction, so get use to that.
Charleston is a small town with a lot of Police (campus, city and state). There aren't any roads to ride, well a few west of town, but nothing spectacular. They are a few that ride, but no one ever stops or turns around to ride with you. I met a small group of people to ride with, but they were pretty pathetic. They wanted to stunt all the time, but really sucked at it. Plus they don't understand its a bad idea to ride a wheelie down the main street.
If you don't like Greek, then EIU might not be the best decision. They are so big into that shit and it drove me nuts. But they have their own area away from campus so you don't see them every minute of the day.
I lived right outside Bloomington/Normal and I know a fair bit about ISU. We used to party there all the time. EIU is far better at drinking and having a good time than ISU. Bloomington has a lot more to offer. Better roads to ride, more to do and less cops (Don't screw around in Normal though, those guys are dicks.) There are some guys that stunt outside of B-town. I have never ridin with them, but judging by the rubber they leave on the road they know what they are doing.
I spent some time at WIU too. They party hard over there. There are some kick ass bars around the square. You have to walk to all the bars and it's a good distance, but they are worth it. Lots of good roads to ride. I don't know much about the school. One of my friends made it through there, so it must be easy (He's an idiot).
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Last edited by Tiller; 09-27-2005 at 10:17 PM.