Eastern Illinois University (EIU)

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Eastern Illinois University can be found in Charleston, IL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 13,000 students are enrolled at EIU.

A large majority of students at EIU scored in the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the EIU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. This school has an acceptance rate of about 62% with 27% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at eiu.edu.

Overall EIU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Eastern Illinois University was reported as 61.9% in Fall 2013 with over 7,880 college applications submitted to Eastern Illinois University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • EIU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • EIU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Eastern Illinois University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Eastern Illinois University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for EIU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 68.4%
  • 2010-2011: 65.5%
  • 2011-2012: 67.9%
  • 2012-2013: 64.6%
  • 2013-2014: 61.9%
  • Projected EIU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 64.5%

How Does EIU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Eastern Illinois University is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology56.2%
Millikin University55.1%
DePauw University61.9%
Greenville College65.7%
Lincoln College87.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to EIU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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