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EIU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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 moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Eastern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Eastern Illinois University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that EIU regularly accepts students with ACTs 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite N/A N/A
SAT Reading N/A N/A
SAT Math N/A N/A
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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

You will need above average high school grades to get into Eastern Illinois University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Illinois University was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as EIU accepts 50% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 31% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 15% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 84 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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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