Eureka College

300 E. College Avenue, Eureka, IL 61530
Tel: (309)467-6350
Private, non-profit | 754 students
Eureka College, a liberal arts and science institution, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 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.

School Overview:

Eureka College
CountyWoodford County, IL
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
54 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment754 students1,633 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
-3%
% Black
-6%
% White
-84%
% Two or more races
-2%
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$19,480$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$19,480$24,744
 
Total Dormitory Capacity492571
Tuition18650
Tuition NotesFull-time tuition co
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%96%
Percent Admitted73%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)495-685450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)530-620460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)500-710440-570
ACT English (25-75%)19-2619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)19-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2720-25

School Notes:

  • Chartered in 1855, Eureka was the first college in the state and third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. Throughout its long history, Eureka College has been affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Eureka is located in central Illinois and is situated within thirty miles of the two metropolitan centers of Peoria and Bloomington-Normal. The campus is a wooded 112 acres with twenty-four academic and residential buildings, an open-air theatre, an arboretum, and facilities for football, baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball, basketball and swimming.
  • Eureka College is a small, quality liberal arts college that provides its students with a personalized learning and growing experience. The College offers 30 undergraduate majors and has an average class size of fifteen students and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Many faculty have earned national and international recognition in their areas of scholarship, such as social responses to alcoholism, slavery, lepidoptery, philosophy, and Native American literature.
  • The academic program at Eureka College seeks to maintain a balance between requirements which all students must meet and freedom for each student to select those courses which will best match and further one's own interests, skills, and life plan. College requires that each student acquire and display skills in composition, and mathematics. The College also requires that each student devote a portion of time to the study of humanities, fine and performing arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. These distributional requirements insure that each student will have the opportunity to explore that body of knowledge which is our common cultural heritage. The program at Eureka is rigorous both in its goals and in the effect it demands, but the College believes it is also exciting and satisfying.
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