Eureka College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Eureka College Admissions Overview:

Students interested in applying to Eureka College will need to submit official scores from the SAT or ACT (the majority of applicants submit ACT scores, but both are accepted equally). Campus visits are not required, but those interested in the school are encouraged to stop by for a tour and to see if the school is a good match. With an acceptance rate of 65%, Eureka is open to the majority of students, and applicants will generally need strong grades and good test scores to be admitted.

Admissions Data (2016):

Eureka College Description:

Founded by anti-enslavement activists, Eureka College is located in the small town of Eureka, Illinois. While it welcomes students of all backgrounds and beliefs, Eureka College is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ. The 112-acre tree-dotted campus has twenty-four buildings, two of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Because of its small size and community, Eureka College boasts one of the safest campuses in the nation. One of Eureka’s most notable alumni is Ronald Reagan, for whom they have named their competitive scholarship program in leadership. Eureka has also graduated seven governors and members of Congress. A small, private liberal arts college, Eureka has a wealth of history, small class sizes, and a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life at Eureka is active and includes a fraternity and sorority system. On the athletic front, the Eureka Red Devils compete in the NCAA Division III St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The college fields nine men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 672 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $21,120
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,100
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $32,220

Eureka College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,230
    • Loans: $6,953

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, History, Kinesiology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 39%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country, Volleyball, Track and Field, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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