|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
Can I get into EIU? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. 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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Estimated Average SAT||N/A|
|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|
|Estimated Average ACT||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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Illinois University.
|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%|
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. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
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%||19%||18%|
Applicants have 116 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|
|May 4||May 17|
|Jun 1||Jul 10|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 8||Jun 18|
|Jul 13||Jul 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor 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.