About Eureka College

Founded in 1855, Eureka College. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 672 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Eureka College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 41 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Eureka College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate64%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range820-1210
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at EC are considered Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Eureka College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Eureka College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    20 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    12 Students rated off-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    20 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    20 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    20 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    20 Students rated school activities 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    20 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    20 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Eureka College?

6 Students rated Eureka College

brooke - 08/03/2020

I love attending Eureka College, and I am so happy with the choice that I made to come here. While there are some things that aren't perfect about the school- which is inevitable with every school- there are plenty of other institutions that Eureka blows out of the water.

Katarina - 05/07/2019

Eureka college is overall a very interactive school, Being a liberal arts college it offers a lot of oppurtunities to get you the best oppurtunities. The professors are almost always available for our convience if you cannot meet during the office hours they provide. The college provides a variety of majors, each providing many oppurtunities to get involved. I love the college.

Brandy - 04/14/2018

Eureka is an overall great school! I would suggest all my friends, peers, and family to take a look at Eureka College. Eureka might be a tiny school, but the environment is totally welcoming. From going on campus visits, joining clubs, asking for help from someone, or in the classroom. Overall an amazing school.

Fernando - 12/22/2017

The college is very isolated but is the perfect place to build your walls of relaxation. Its close enough to major cities to leave your comfort zone and pull off shenanigans. The faculty is very concerned for your success and the facilities are new.

Eureka College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Eureka College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Eureka College is 64%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The most important thing I would say is to take things a little more serious. College isn't cheap and you don't want to spend the rest of your life paying off loans because you couldn't complete the required classes on time. I would also tell myself to have more fun. It's college. Go out and have a good time. Let loose every once in a while. No one knows you so this is the BEST time to make the impression that you want to make.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The lab equipment here is very old and outdated

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  4. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The thing that I would have to brag about this most about Eureka is the fact that you know almost everyone here. The campus is small and it is easy to navigate. The classes are small which makes for a better learning enviroment. The techers can be very helpful when they are needed.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    When you go to Eureka College the first thing you notice is the friendly enviroment.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wiosh I had known more ways to get finacial aid

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person that enjoys discussion and has an open mind to learning should attend this school. You have to be willing to accept a challenge. It is a great time both socially and academically!

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    Eureka College is a very small school, in most classes I have less than twenty classmates. It really becomes a tight-knit community. I know that I don't have to worry about being in a class where I don't know anyone. My classmates can be driven and helpful.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    It's expensive. It becomes very difficult to find the means to pay for the education, even though I would still deal with the stress to continue to go to Eureka.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    President Ronald Reagan was an alumni of Eureka college. Graduated in 1932, President Reagan was very involved in campus activities and would later say "everything that has made me who I am began at Eureka. Now in the center of campus lies a large metallic statue comemorating President Reagan beside lies a large piece of the Berlin wall one of two places the Berlin wall is known to be present in the US. His legacy continues to inspire individuals at Eureka College.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    With 757 students the professors really care about you and know you by name.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is just coming to college to party should not attend this college!

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Eureka College receive some sort of financial aid. 86% were awarded federal grants. While 82% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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