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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Eastern is a private, Christian university located in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,462 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Eastern acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 63% of students, Eastern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences
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
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$23,675/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,600/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,462Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
425
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Christian base faith
    52%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Loving
    9%
  • Radical, liberal Christian
    6%
  • Ignorant
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.54 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    49%
  • Beautiful
    15%
  • Special
    13%
  • Religious
    8%
  • Trying
    8%
  • Disappointing
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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 is the epitome of what a Christian University should look and be like. With an emphasis on service to others, the close-knit community that is created by the students (who are quite literally— from all parts of the world) and faculty members was always something that stood out to me, even prior to starting my academic journey here. As a Freshman, I can hands-down say that have never felt more at home elsewhere than I do at Eastern. The Professors and academic programs are phenomenal. Now, of course no College is perfect; Eastern has it’s flaws: From the sub-par food & dining services, lack of a Football team, to other minor inconveniences, strict drinking policies, etc. However, I can definitely tell you from a student’s perspective, that Eastern is a fantastic University for not only Christians, but for ALL students. The academics, professors, student life, campus and surrounding area are quite unique from other colleges in the greater Philadelphia region.
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I like Eastern University very much. It's a really good university for many reasons. One reason is the professors here are very caring and really want you to succeed. They would take time out of there day to help you if you are struggling. Another reason this university is a good university is the students here are so caring and kind. They actually want to know how you are and they are really intrigued about your life. Somethings I would change about the university is the food. I just believe that the food could be better and healthier. Another thing I would change is the dorms. Most of the dorms are nice, but it needs to be more spacious and renovated.
I like the welcoming atmosphere and how friendly everyone was. The professors were always very friendly and kind. The students were not upset if they had to stop for 4 seconds to give me directions somewhere. The entire campus was absolutely beautiful and very interactive and fun!