Check in with Eastern Illinois University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.
Here's an overiew of some of Eastern's admissions stats.
|Eastern 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||13%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for Eastern Illinois University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Eastern does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Eastern has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
What does Eastern consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Eastern for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Eastern, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Eastern's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to Eastern have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Eastern 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.
At Eastern Illinois University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||16%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||23%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Eastern directly.
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. 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.
Eastern does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Eastern 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.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Eastern. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Eastern during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Eastern?
❌ Students who are admitted to Eastern must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Eastern accept transfer credits?
✅ Eastern accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Eastern accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations
Does Eastern accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Eastern accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Eastern?
✅ Eastern is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is Eastern's acceptance rate?
✅ Eastern has an acceptance rate of 72%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Eastern?
❌ Eastern does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Eastern? Eastern is a somewhat selective institution. The Eastern acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eastern is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eastern is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Eastern, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. 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.
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