Eastern Illinois University is a public, 4-year school located in Charleston, IL just 50 miles west of Terre Haute, IN. The school was founded in 1895 as the Eastern Illinois State Normal School; it became Eastern Illinois State Teachers College in 1921, Eastern Illinois State College in 1947 and made university status in 1957. The 320 acre campus features both Gothic Revival and Modern architecture and several quads with tree-lined walkways and open spaces. Charleston is noted for its Native American history; many local areas contain names that refer back to the time when semi-nomadic tribes roamed the area. The campus is close to Lake Charleston, known for fishing and hiking trails. Among notable alumni are actress Joan Allen and NFL quarterback Tony Romo.