EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College will introduce “The Uniquely Eureka Advantage”, a program that will begin in fall 2017 and features bold commitments including graduation in four years, a four-year tuition freeze, an experiential learning award to all new students and opportunities to study abroad and participate in campus activities.
All incoming new students who meet the requirements for admission in the fall of 2017, maintain satisfactory academic progress and meet various additional requirements are eligible to take advantage of all five commitments the program offers.
“We already offer a top-notch education which results in proven success for our students,” said Eureka College President Jamel Santa Cruze Wright. “The Uniquely Eureka Advantage is our way of doubling down on our commitments and further enhancing students’ experience.”
Eureka College is committed to helping all incoming first-year students graduate in four years. If students follow all guidelines and requirements and fail to graduate in four years, the fifth year will be tuition-free.
Additionally, tuition will be “frozen” for all four years for incoming freshmen in fall 2017. This commitment applies to students who are in good academic standing and continuously enrolled for four academic years or eight semesters.
The third commitment offers all new students a $2,000 Experiential Learning Grant. The grant may support high-impact practices such as internships, mentorships, research or conference presentation or study-abroad opportunities. Students will be eligible for the grant after completing 45 credits hours at Eureka College.
In addition, we are more committed to offering study abroad opportunities to all students who choose to include this experience as part of their learning and service. Similar to the Experiential Learning Grant, students will work closely and under the guidance of faculty and staff and must have completed 45 Eureka College credit hours.
Finally, we are committed to offering all students opportunities to participate in a college activity, including music, theatre, athletics or student organizations. Students may also initiate their own activity or organization under Eureka College guidelines.
“The Uniquely Eureka Advantage is designed to advance the College’s mission and represents the next level in providing excellence in learning, service and leadership,” Wright said. “We are confident that this initiative will keep our pricing competitive while enhancing our superior outcomes.”
With an enrollment of approximately 700 students, Eureka College is a private, not-for-profit four-year liberal arts institution founded in 1855 by anti-slavery activists affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).