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Eastern Illinois University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1895
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 10,592
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $20,518,873
Admissions Address

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

Website

http://www.eiu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@eiu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms. Brenda Major
Admissions office telephone: (800) 252-5711
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/apply/eiu/menu.html  
Tuition deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $50 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 15 2


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 73%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 73%
Total applicants: 7,495
Total acceptances: 5,448
Total freshman enrollment: 1,773
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 3,149
Male acceptances: 2,129
Male freshman enrollment: 707
 
Female applicants: 4,346
Female acceptances: 3,319
Female freshman enrollment: 1,066
Out-of-state freshmen: 1%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 9%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 62%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 86%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: N/A
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 98%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 24
Math: 18 - 24
Composite: 19 - 24


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.2% 5.3% 2.2%
24-29 24.8% 24.5% 25.3%
18-23 65.7% 55.5% 49.3%
12-17 7.3% 14.3% 23.2%
6-11 N/A 0.5% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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