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Eastern Oregon University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Eastern Oregon University, the regular decision application deadline is September 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Eastern Oregon University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Eastern Oregon University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 66%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Eastern Oregon University?

Eastern Oregon University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

The Early Action deadline is February 1, which is coming up fast!

The early decision acceptance rate at Eastern Oregon University is 0%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 98%.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Eastern Oregon University

It is slightly difficult to get into Eastern Oregon University. Eastern Oregon University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Eastern Oregon University accepted 98% of students, around 872 of the 890 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Eastern Oregon University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Eastern Oregon University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Eastern Oregon University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Eastern Oregon University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Eastern Oregon University must submit the following items. Double check with Eastern Oregon University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.75
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Eastern Oregon University?

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Students admitted to Eastern Oregon University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4

Out of all students that were admitted, 72% submitted a class rank. At Eastern Oregon University 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.

At Eastern Oregon University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 72%

Eastern Oregon University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Eastern Oregon University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 66% of Eastern Oregon University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Eastern Oregon University?

To be competitive with other Eastern Oregon University applicants, you should strive to earn between 935 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Eastern Oregon University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 935, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Eastern Oregon University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Eastern Oregon University students scored 585 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Eastern Oregon University?

To be most competitive at Eastern Oregon University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Eastern Oregon University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Eastern Oregon University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Eastern Oregon University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Eastern Oregon University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is September 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Eastern Oregon University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

Eastern Oregon University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Eastern Oregon University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Eastern Oregon University.

Does Eastern Oregon University accept transfer credits?

Eastern Oregon University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Eastern Oregon University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Eastern Oregon University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Eastern Oregon University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Eastern Oregon University?

Eastern Oregon University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Eastern Oregon University's acceptance rate?

Eastern Oregon University's acceptance rate is 98%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Eastern Oregon University?

Eastern Oregon University's early decision acceptance rate was 0% in 2021.

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Eastern Oregon University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Eastern Oregon University? Eastern Oregon University is a less selective institution. The Eastern Oregon University acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.



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Eastern Oregon University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eastern Oregon University is Sep 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eastern Oregon University is Sep 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Eastern Oregon University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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Eastern Oregon University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

935 - 1140


Math SAT Range

460 - 560


Reading SAT Range

470 - 585

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Eastern Oregon University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Eastern Oregon University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

* Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

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