E.I.U. Admissions

The application fee is $30 for applying undergraduate school and $30 for graduate school at Eastern Illinois University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$30
Graduate Application Fees$30
Admission Informationhttps://www.eiu.edu/admissions.php
Online Applicationhttps://www.eiu.edu/myeiu/register.php?type=1
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 55.31% and yield is 16.81%. 3,438 men and 5,142 women applied to E.I.U. and 1,799 men and 2,947 women students were accepted. Among them, 311 men and 487 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants8,5803,4385,142
Admitted4,7461,7992,947
Enrolled798311487
Acceptance Ratio 55.31%52.33%57.31%
Yield 16.81%17.29%16.53%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 634 students (79% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 151 students (19%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 570 and 25th percentile is 470. The SAT Math score is 540 (75th) and 450 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 68 (75th percentile) and 68 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing470570
SAT Math450540
ACT Composite1822
ACT Math1723
ACT English1623
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Eastern Illinois University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,079, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

E.I.U. requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). Next table summarizes Eastern Illinois University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see E.I.U. online application page .
E.I.U. Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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