The acceptance rate at EIU is 56%. It ranks #9 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. EIU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 4,998 out of 8,999 applicants were admitted.
The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent (SAT 960/1140 ACT 18/23). Eastern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.18. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The EIU application fee is $30 and applications are due by May 15.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Eastern Illinois University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||960|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1050
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 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. EIU ranks #30 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.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|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 #37 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Illinois University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Eastern Illinois University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into EIU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Illinois University was 3.18 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #46 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 56% of students who apply.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
74% 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||13%|
|Top 25% of class||37%|
|Top 50% of class||74%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||18%||18%|
Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 15, 2023.
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||Neither required nor 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.
56% 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 960 and 1140. 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.