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EIU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

46.9%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Illinois University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into EIU? The school has a 47% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,947 out of 8,420 applicants were admitted making EIU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has 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 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

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

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 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
24 and Above Good >60%
21 to 24 Avg + 47%-60%
18 to 21 Avg - 34%-47%
15 to 18 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 15 Low <23%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to EIU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 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

Admission Statistics

Eastern Illinois University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,951 3,469 8,420
Accepted 2,454 1,493 3,947
Acceptance Rate 50% 43% 47%
Enrolled 470 302 772
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 20% 20%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
240

Applicants have 240 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to EIU before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 9 Mar 22
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20
Apr 13 Apr 23
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

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.