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Eureka College

Eureka, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate87%

Eureka College Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Eureka College. The acceptance rate at Eureka College is 87%. Out of 877 applications received in 2023, 760 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Eureka College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who submit their applications to Eureka College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by June 1.

Eureka College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Eureka College's admissions stats.

Eureka College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 48%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 15%
Waitlist No

Eureka College Application Deadlines

Check with Eureka College directly for more info on application deadlines.

Applying Early to Eureka College?

Eureka College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Eureka College directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Eureka College Admissions

Is Eureka College Challenging To Get Into?

Getting into Eureka College is not difficult.

In 2022, Eureka College accepted 87% of all applicants, about 760 from the 877 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Eureka College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Eureka College

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Eureka College

Eureka College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Eureka College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Eureka College

Wondering what factors are considered by Eureka College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Eureka College for more information on admission factors.

Eureka College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Eureka College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Eureka College'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)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Eureka College?

Students admitted to Eureka College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Eureka College 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 20% were in the top 25% and 53% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Eureka College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 12.7%
3.75 and 3.99 6.8%
3.50 and 3.74 16.1%
3.25 and 3.49 13.6%
3.00 and 3.24 14.4%
2.50 and 2.9 25.4%
2.00 and 2.49 11%

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 Eureka College directly.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Eureka College 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, 48% of Eureka College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Eureka College?

To be competitive with other Eureka College applicants, you should strive to score between 950 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Eureka College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Eureka College students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Eureka College students scored 575 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

To be most competitive at Eureka College, you should strive to earn between 16 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Eureka College'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 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Eureka College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

More Information on Transferring to Eureka College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Eureka College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Eureka College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Eureka College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Eureka College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Eureka College.

Does Eureka College accept transfer credits?

✅ Eureka College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Eureka College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Eureka College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Eureka College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Eureka College?

✅ Eureka College is not test optional.

What is Eureka College's acceptance rate?

✅ Eureka College's acceptance rate is 87%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Eureka College?

🟨 Eureka College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Eureka College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Eureka College? Eureka College is a less selective institution. The Eureka College acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.


Eureka College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eureka College is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eureka College is Continuous processing.

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

Eureka College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1170


Math SAT Range

420 - 580


Reading SAT Range

450 - 575

Eureka College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Eureka College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.22. 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 Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Application Deadline

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