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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Eureka is a private, Christian college located in Eureka, Illinois in the Peoria Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 548 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Eureka acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Corrections. Graduating 54% of students, Eureka alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,400.
300 E. College Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Eureka College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Eureka Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1170
ACT Range
17-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,488/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,243/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.9 responses
100%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
548Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
19
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Friendly and active
    80%
  • Involved and Friendly
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.9 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.15 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Family
    75%
  • Desolate
    13%
  • Home away from home
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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Eureka College Reviews

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For as small as Eureka is, you get the opportunities, connections, and independence that a larger university has to offer while becoming a well known member of the community and getting the attention from professors and staff that a school like ISU can’t compete with. Since Eureka is privately funded, we they don’t always have the money to upgrade or fix what most schools would consider to be “eye sores” or “historical but outdated.” Eureka’s campus has some amazing rich history, both in the dorm buildings, one of which was built in 1916 and still stands in full use, and the academic buildings, some of which are original to the schools founding in 1855! What Eureka cannot offer in size, it makes up for in personality and genuine character.
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I personally love the small size and I feel like I am at home. Very personal and everyone knows everyone which makes it easier when your away from home. I’m involved in a sorority for the first time and can’t say enough about the sister hood and working with the community. I’m also in softball which is also a great sisterhood experience and strong bond. I’ve widened my Verizon’s with my education, learned how to budget my time with education, sports, and my sorority and being an independent individual. Love the college experience.
I could not have picked a better college.
This school, while undeniably small, presents its students with huge opportunities to advance and excel in their education. I have yet to take a class with a professor who does not know my name within the first two weeks of school. The class sizes are small, anywhere from 5-35 students, which allows for a very personalized classroom experience. You are not just a "number" to your professor like you would be at a bigger school, and this leads you to have great relationships with your professors and peers alike.
In addition, this college has truly allowed me to broaden my horizons more than I ever thought possible. When I came here, I was incredibly shy, but my professors and peers encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. This led me to join various organizations, take challenging classes, and even go to London for a study abroad trip.
This school is amazing and has offered me endless opportunities. I would not hesitate to recommend it!