Admissions Information

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/index.php?type=signup
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 71.99% and the yield is 15.01%. 2,843 men and 4,302 women applied to EIU and 1,905 men and 3,227 women students were accepted. Among them, 324 men and 452 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants7,1452,8434,302
Admitted5,1441,9053,227
Enrolled772324452
Acceptance Rate 71.99%67.01%75.01%
Yield 15.01%17.01%14.01%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 437 students (56% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 517 students (66%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 580 and the 25th percentile is 460. The SAT Math score is 560 (75th) and 440 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 23 (75th percentile) and 17 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing460580
SAT Math440560
ACT Composite1723
ACT Math1724
ACT English1724
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Eastern Illinois University are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,079, ACT: 61 - public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Eastern Illinois University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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EIU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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