Eureka College, founded in 1855, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 112-acre campus is located in the town of Eureka, between the metropolitan centers of Peoria and Bloomington-Normal.

Website: www.eureka.edu/

Private
Co-ed
672
Undergraduate
Students
(51.2%) 344 Women
(48.8%) 328 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 1,046 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.19
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$35,010
Tuition and Fees
$25,390
Room and Board
$9,620
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$16,681
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$16,657
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
41
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Eureka Population
5,380
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Red Devil
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
39% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.0% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students
1.0% from 2 countries
First-Year Students Returning
69.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
300 East College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Eureka, IL 61530
Phone
(309) 467-6350
Fax
(309) 467-6576
E-mail
admissions@eureka.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 1,046 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 560 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 486 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
208 (31%) of 675 admitted students enrolled
Women
94 (26%) of 365 admitted students enrolled
Men
114 (37%) of 310 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.19
3.75 and Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
13%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
28%
Score of 18 - 23
58%
Score of 12 - 17
10%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 25%
Top half: 66%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$35,010
Tuition and Fees
$25,390
Room and Board
$9,620
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001678
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
136 (96.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
126 (84.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
126 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$16,681
Need-Based Gift
Received by 126 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,782
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 126 (88.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,583
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 80 aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
14 (16.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,714

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
490 (87.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
394 (80.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
394 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$16,742
Need-Based Gift
Received by 394 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,850
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 394 (78.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,242
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 312 aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
114 (22.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,254

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$16,657
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
48.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
593
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
28
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
348
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
47
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,916
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Physical science with University of Missouri&-Kansas City, psychology/occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
41
Part-Time Faculty
33
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
42%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 70% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
90,004
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
82
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Eureka Population
5,380
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
64 acres

Weather

Temperature
13.2 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Peoria
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Normal

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
32%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
late night patrols

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Red Devil
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student senate, campus activities board (cab), alpha phi omega, student alliance for greener environments (sage), multicultural student union (mcsu)
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
39% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
672
Women
344 (51.2%)
Men
328 (48.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
645
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.0% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students.
1.0% from 2 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
69.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Average Starting Salary
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Law 2%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Medicine 3%
Veterinary Medicine 1%

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