B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Eastern University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
1300 Eagle Rd
Saint Davids, PA 19087

Eastern University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
920-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Eastern University

Cost

Net Price
$23,199/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,910/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,207/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,181/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,735/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,530/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,992Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Christian base faith
    59%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Loving
    7%
  • Ignorant
    4%
  • Radical, liberal Christian
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Beautiful
    12%
  • Special
    12%
  • Trying
    9%
  • Religious
    6%
  • Disappointing
    3%
  • I need to express and soak up knowledge
    3%

After Eastern University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
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Eastern University Reviews

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I love my school!

But some things about it are less then stellar. The housing is very expensive, and the majority of the dorms are really old and worn down. The community bathrooms in older bathers get really disgusting. Some buildings, like mine last year, had a bee problem that had me and several others out of their rooms for 2-3 days.

The food options are rather limited and portable healthy options are a little hard to come by. But the dining commons has a great salad bar and sandwich bar.

The community at this school is wonderful! At any given time you can find a group of students discussing deep life questions, social issues, and theology, and a few tables down you will see others deep belly laughing with each other just being silly. The campus is aesthetically beautiful. There are several ponds with paths around them, excellent for a mind clearing study break or a cute #ootd photo with friends.

I love 98% of my professors. Granted, you will come across one or two you simply can not stand. But for the most part I LOVE my professors, especially ones in my major. They have become some of my dearest mentors in my career, in faith, and life in general. They genuinely love their work, God, and their students. Constantly giving of themselves, always striving to provide you with the very best education they can.

My program is like one big family: loving, a little quirky, but all extraordinarily hard working and supportive.



Our administration on the other hand has consistently been less then stellar. In my 3 short years I have seen the administration make several senseless large decisions without consulting anyone. Always causing huge backlash, disgruntled students and professors all around. Eastern's latest and probably largest 'stunt' to-date was cutting a thriving major, without so much as a warning. 2 out of the 3 full time staff members and professors were fired. Although it was one of the fastest growing majors at the school.
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It's alright.. Personally my degree may devalue due to my program being shut down, which is extraordinarily frustrating. That being said the career center and services are great. Sarah Todd is one of the sweetest most infectious people you will ever meet. If you actually take the time to go you will not be disappointed. I went my sophomore year and although she did not have all the answers to my problems she was able to steer me the closest to a solution then I had ever been. The lady she sent me was able to resolve my academic schedule issues. The resume service was also helpful. Sarah helped me edit with my first draft and i got a great summer job with it. The new resume lady is Nicole. She was super sharp with me and seemed a little crabby, but she did know her stuff so I guess it was worth it.

Internships are a bit of a crap shoot. For the most part you have to find them on your own and pray really hard hat everything works out that it will satisfy your requirements and that you will get enough hours. Word to the wise, ask around and plan ahead! Start looking early, and ask your professors. They have connections who are generally a great starting point. The Alumni network is alright, we keep up with about 2 years back. A lot of Alumni are still mad at the school for their various unsavory decisions and actions.
Eastern University has far exceeded my expectations for what I thought college would be. The professors here take every chance to get to know the students on a personal level, and truly care about the success of the students. It is a Christian university, and thus the Christian worldview and fundamentals are integrated into the classroom and all throughout campus. The quality that I cherish most about Eastern is the family-like atmosphere that surrounds the campus. The students, faculty, and staff are all very close and supprotive of each other, which makes the college experience that more special.