Eureka College

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300 E. College Avenue

Eureka, IL 61530-1500

Phone: (309) 467-3721
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#32 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Eureka College is a private institution that was founded in 1855. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 754, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 112 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Eureka College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 32. Its tuition and fees are $20,060 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Eureka College, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is a liberal arts and science institution which also provides professional programs with a liberal arts emphasis. The College exists to cultivate excellence in learning, service, and leadership. The College fosters the mutual development of intellect and character so that the members of our community may lead meaningful, productive lives and succeed in their professional and social roles.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1855
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $14,176,178


When applying to Eureka College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 84.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 84.1%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Eureka College is 13:1, and the school has 68.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Eureka College include: Business Administration and Management, General; English Language and Literature, General; History, Other; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 45%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 16%
English Language and Literature, General 10%
History, Other 10%
Elementary Education and Teaching 9%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 8%

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Student Life

Eureka College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 754, with a gender distribution of 43.5 percent male students and 56.5 percent female students. At this school, 49.4 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50.6 percent of students live off campus. Eureka College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 754
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Eureka College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Eureka College also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Eureka College, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Eureka College.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Eureka College, 76.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,547.

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Tuition and fees $20,060 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,600 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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