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EIU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Eastern Illinois University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.5%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Illinois University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into EIU and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,588 out of 6,965 applicants were admitted making EIU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Eastern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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EIU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

EIU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into EIU?

Admission data indicates that EIU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #41 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Illinois University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eastern Illinois University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >67%
20 to 23 Avg + 52%-67%
18 to 20 Avg - 41%-52%
16 to 18 Reach 32%-41%
Less than 16 Low <32%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.33
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Eastern Illinois University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Illinois University was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as EIU accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Eastern Illinois University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 31% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 15% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

67% of Eastern Illinois University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Eastern Illinois University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Eastern Illinois University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,038 2,927 6,965
Accepted 2,202 1,386 3,588
Acceptance Rate 55% 47% 52%
Enrolled 392 270 662
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Eastern Illinois University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Eastern Illinois University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144892 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Illinois University.