Eureka College

Eureka, IL, USA
3.56 Average Rating

Founded in 1855 by a group of abolitionists, Eureka College is a 4-year liberal arts and sciences institution in central Illinois, as well as the first college in the state to admit both genders. Eureka grants bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and also provides the opportunity for students to design their own major. Called the “Uniquely Eureka Advantage,” all students come in under a tuition freeze for all four years—if they don't graduate in four years, their 5th year tuition costs are free. For sports fans, Eureka fields 12 men’s and women’s teams, 10 of which are NCAA Division III, known as the Red Devils.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
57%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
97%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1033
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
672
Total Number of Undergrads
672
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
70%
20-39 Students
29%
0
100
39%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,488
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,560
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,560
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,861
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,957
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$2,251
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,270

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
77%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,665
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$262
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Student Organizations
45
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
66%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Red Devils
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Peoria
Chicago
Bloomington
Saint Louis
Springfield
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
98%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.56 Average Rating
Eureka is a great environment to learn and flourish. There are great opportunities for all students on and off campus. The faculty and staff consists of caring individuals willing to assist any and all students.
Kaitlin from Garrett, IN
A small campus that makes a wonderful home for students. The professors know your name, what activities your involved in, etc by the time the semester is over, which shows they truly care for you. The class size is great; they say about 17 people per class but most of mine are about 10-12.
Hilari from Eureka, IL
I absolutely love my college. The other students and the professors treat everyone with care and respect. I believe to look past Eureka College as an option would be a poor choice.
Timothy from Joliet, IL

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