Quick Facts


Affiliations and Accreditation

  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • The Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church


Eureka College is a private, not-for-profit four-year liberal arts institution. It was founded in 1855 by anti-slavery activists affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Eureka maintains its church affiliation today, while welcoming students of all backgrounds and faiths.


Enrollment is just under 700 students. While most are from Illinois, our students also come from states coast to coast and from several other countries.


The members of the Eureka faculty excel at scholarship, teaching, and mentoring students. Three of every four faculty members have the highest degrees in their fields.

Student-Faculty Ratio


Programs Of Study

Eureka offers more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, and other programs of study.

The Reagan Leadership Program

Named for our most prominent alumnus, President Ronald Reagan, the Reagan Leadership Program is a highly competitive undergraduate scholars program, offering distinctive co-curricular opportunities and full-tuition scholarships.


Eureka’s tree-lined campus of nearly 100 acres has 24 buildings. Eureka College was designated by the National Park Service as a Campus Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places in June 2010.


Eureka, Illinois is a peaceful residential community of 5,000 located centrally between Peoria and Bloomington/Normal. Chicago is two hours away and St. Louis three.

Our excellent location and strong community have helped make Eureka one of the safest campuses in the nation.

Extra-Curricular Activities

With more than 40 student clubs and activities from which to choose extra-curricular life at Eureka is active and diverse.

Intercollegiate Athletics

A member of the NCAA Division III, Eureka College sponsors the following teams for intercollegiate competition:

Men Women
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Soccer
Football Softball
Golf Swimming & Diving
Soccer Tennis
Swimming & Diving Track & Field
Tennis Volleyball
Track & Field

Off-Campus Study

Eureka students took their learning outside the classroom to 21 countries and 13 states this past academic year. For many off-campus programs, your financial aid travels with you, making your international experience an even greater value.


Eureka students stay fit and energized at the new Bonati Fitness Center.


Eureka administers millions of dollars of financial assistance every year, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study awards (campus jobs). 100% of our students qualify for merit based financial aid.

Student Achievement Statistics

Eureka College student achievement statistics are available through the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.

Simply Put

Eureka College is one of the best educational experiences that a prospective student can have. Eureka College is a remarkable family, populated with some of the finest, dedicated, caring individuals in the world. Nearly 160 years of excellence in learning, service, and leadership is our guiding force. Unfortunately, the College simply cannot accommodate everyone. Entrance is limited. This opportunity should not be allowed to slip by. Contact us.