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Eureka College Admission Requirements

Eureka, Illinois

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Your chances of getting into Eureka College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

86.7%
Admission Difficulty for Eureka College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Eureka College is 86.7%.  Its admission rate is the 45th lowest in Illinois.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Eureka College and can you get accepted?

Eureka College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 810 out of the 934 who applied were admitted.

Eureka College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.22. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Eureka College?

87% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Eureka College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.22 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1010 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Eureka College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.22

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Eureka College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Eureka College are to have around a 3.22 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.22 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Eureka College accepts 87% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Eureka College is 3.22 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #47 in Illinois for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Eureka College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.2 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Eureka College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 12.7% Good
3.75 to 3.99 6.8% Good
3.50 to 3.74 16.1% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 13.6% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 14.4% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 25.4% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 11.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Eureka College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Eureka College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

870-1155

Applicants Submitting SAT 

-
SAT Scores for Eureka College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 450
Math 25th Percentile 420
Composite 25th Percentile 870
SAT Scores for Eureka College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 575
Math 75th Percentile 580
Composite 75th Percentile 1155
Average SAT Score 1010

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Eureka College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Eureka College is 1010 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 870-1155. Students who get into Eureka College score in the top 82 percent of all SAT test takers..  Eureka College ranks #40 in the state of Illinois for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1010 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Eureka College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 870 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 870, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 730, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Eureka College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1010 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1012, you have around a 87% chance of being admitted. A 1155 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 93% chance of getting in.

Eureka College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1155 and Above Good >93%
1012 to 1155 Avg + 87%-93%
870 to 1012 Avg - 78%-87%
728 to 870 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 728 Low <65%
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Eureka College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-23 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

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ACT Scores for Eureka College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Eureka College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 22
Math 75th Percentile 22
Composite 75th Percentile 23
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Eureka College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Eureka College is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 23.  The school ranks #42 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 12.

0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eureka College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Eureka College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Eureka College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 87% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 93% with a 23 ACT score.

Eureka College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >93%
19 to 23 Avg + 87%-93%
16 to 19 Avg - 79%-87%
13 to 16 Reach 69%-79%
Less than 13 Low <69%
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High School Class Rank

53% of Eureka College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 20% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Eureka College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 20%
Top 50% of class 53%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Eureka College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 342 581 934
Accepted 300 499 810
Acceptance Rate 88% 86% 87%
Enrolled 74 76 151
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 15% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

24

Applicants have 24 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Eureka College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eureka College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Eureka College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Eureka College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Eureka College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.22 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1010 and ACT of 19 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Eureka College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144971 IPEDS survey data for Eureka College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Eureka College?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Eureka College. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Eureka College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1155. The average SAT score is 1012. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Eureka College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 23. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.