Chances of getting into Eureka College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.3%
Admission Difficulty for Eureka College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Eureka College and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 468 out of 817 applicants were admitted making Eureka College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. Eureka College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Eureka College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Eureka College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Eureka College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1060

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

Eureka College typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #30 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eureka College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >69%
1060 to 1170 Avg + 57%-69%
950 to 1060 Avg - 44%-57%
840 to 950 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 840 Low <31%
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Eureka College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
ACT Scores for Eureka College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Eureka College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Eureka College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #34 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eureka College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eureka College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >69%
21 to 25 Avg + 57%-69%
17 to 21 Avg - 44%-57%
13 to 17 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 13 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.28
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Eureka College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eureka College was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #34 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Eureka College accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Eureka College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 7% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 26% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

72% of Eureka College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Eureka College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 72%
Bottom 50% of class 28%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Eureka College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 425 392 817
Accepted 251 217 468
Acceptance Rate 59% 55% 57%
Enrolled 66 74 140
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 34% 30%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
117

Applicants have 117 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Eureka College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eureka College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Eureka College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

89% of students submit their SAT scores to Eureka College. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Eureka College. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1170. 89% 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 17 and 25. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.