|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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How hard is it to get into EIU and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,651 out of 8,859 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 66 percent. Eastern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Eastern Illinois University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1130|
|Average SAT Score||1040|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Eastern Illinois University?
Eastern Illinois University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #41 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1130 and Above||Good||>66%|
|1035 to 1130||Avg +||53%-66%|
|940 to 1035||Avg -||40%-53%|
|845 to 940||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 845||Low||<28%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
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. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Illinois University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>68%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||53%-68%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||42%-53%|
|16 to 18||Reach||33%-42%|
|Less than 16||Low||<33%|
What GPA do you need to get into Eastern Illinois University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into EIU. 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 #28 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 53% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
67% of Eastern Illinois University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||22%||20%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Eastern Illinois University is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Illinois University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
79% of students submit their SAT scores to EIU. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
53% of those who apply are granted admission to EIU. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1130. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.