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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Eastern is a private, Christian university located in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,463 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Eastern acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 61% of students, Eastern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
1300 Eagle Rd
Saint Davids, PA 19087
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences

Eastern University Rankings

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

EU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1190
ACT Range
17-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$24,890/ 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
$21,968/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
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.55 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    10%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,463Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
422
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Christian base faith
    50%
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Loving
    9%
  • Radical, liberal Christian
    6%
  • Ignorant
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.55 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Friendly
    50%
  • 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
61%
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 does a good job with recruiting new students. I applied two days ago and visited the other day and was told that I was accepted! Everyone was really friendly including the students. You can feel the sense of community at this school and it is a perfect size to me. It is also very diverse and for those who say there’s nothing to do on campus, they have many student orgs on campus to get involved in and they’re not far from downtown wayne where you could do much more. College is what you make it and the fun isn’t going to just come to you.
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I loved visiting here and staying over the weekend! The girl I roomed with was not much of help. She left me, forgot about me, and forgot to pick me up from events multiple times. I got lost even though it wasn't that big of a campus. The environment was very welcoming, exciting, and fun. I am glad that I had the opportunity to sit in on a few classes too!
As a student in the midst of the college application process, Eastern was a university quick in their response in terms of financial aid. The admissions counselors are extremely helpful and encouraging. However, their amiability is not matched in the financial aid department. A phone call with a financial aid member was overall very cold and left a bad taste in my mouth. Though this encounter is not reflective of the university as a whole, it unfortunately has an effect on the recruitment of students. I do think the university has a fantastic honors college department. The curriculum is very enticing.