EIU Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Illinois University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into EIU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,571 out of 9,103 applicants or 50% were admitted making EIU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Eastern Illinois University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that EIU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Illinois University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eastern Illinois University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >65%
21 to 24 Avg + 50%-65%
19 to 21 Avg - 40%-50%
17 to 19 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 17 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Eastern Illinois University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Eastern Illinois University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,407 3,696 9,103
Accepted 2,827 1,744 4,571
Acceptance Rate 52% 47% 50%
Enrolled 696 447 1,143
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 26% 25%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Eastern Illinois University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144892 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Illinois University.

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