Eureka College: Narrative Description

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300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530-1500
Tel: (309)467-3721; 888-4-EUREKA
Admissions: (309)467-6350
Fax: (309)467-6576
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1855. Setting: 112-acre small town campus. Endowment: $10.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5861 per student. Total enrollment: 516. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 635 applied, 75% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 44% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 5 class presidents, 9 valedictorians, 15 student government officers. Full-time: 505 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 11 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 2 other countries, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4 8-week terms. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, Minimum 17 ACT Composite, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $19,280 includes full-time tuition ($13,000), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($5880). College room only: $2820. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $375 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 41 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 45% of eligible men and 45% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: College Choral, theater, Campus Activities Board, intercollegiate athletics. Major annual events: homecoming, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night patrols. 534 college housing spaces available; 378 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Melick Library with 75,000 books, 6,127 microform titles, 330 serials, 500 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $288,280. 95 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A small community in central Illinois, between Bloomington and Peoria, Eureka, population 4,000, is 140 miles southwest of Chicago. The community provides a public library, churches, and a hospital. A lake more than a mile long offers boating and fishing. Part-time employment is available.

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