Private 4 Year

Eureka College

Eureka, Illinois

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Eureka College overview
Location Eureka, Illinois
Online eureka.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
Religious Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Eureka College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Eureka College, located in the small town of Eureka, Illinois, is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1855 by a group of abolitionists from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Approximately 140 miles southwest of Chicago, Eureka College sits on a cozy, 65-acre tree-lined campus noted for its historical ivy-covered buildings that reflect a traditional collegiate Gothic architectural style. The college offers a range of undergraduate programs, with notable emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences. Eureka is particularly recognized for its leadership program and has maintained its historical affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), incorporating values-based education into its curriculum. Eureka maintains a selective admissions process, seeking students who demonstrate strong academic potential. Residential life is an integral part of the student experience at Eureka, with the availability of on-campus housing in dormitories and apartment-style accommodations. Although the college is not distinguished by its athletic programs, it provides a variety of sports activities and participates in the NCAA Division III as the Eureka Red Devils.

In the most recent statistical year 934 prospective students applied, and 810 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 151 enrolled in the school.  524 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 35 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $27,450 plus fees of $930.












Eureka College is rated within the lower 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 870/1155
ACT 16/23
GPA 3.22

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Aug 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Eureka College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$930
Room and Board $10,353
Budget for Other Expenses$1,000
Total One Year Cost$40,933

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

65% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Eureka College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Education 17%
Biology 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
History 8%

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