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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 an above-average private, Christian university located in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,760 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Eastern acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Management, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 58% of students, Eastern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,300.
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
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1140
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$22,877/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,174/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,861/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,843/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,995/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,064/ year
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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
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,760Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Christian base faith
    53%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Loving
    9%
  • Radical, liberal Christian
    6%
  • Ignorant
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.53 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Special
    11%
  • Religious
    8%
  • Trying
    8%
  • Disappointing
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
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 love the close knit community Eastern University offers. I appreciate the fact that class sizes are small enough that teachers know students by their first names. This in turn builds class unity and overall campus closeness. Also, the academics are highly regarded, and Professors go out of their way to ensure students are grasping the concepts discussed in class. I am excited for the my future career in Physical Therapy, and I know that Eastern University is preparing me well to serve others with physical impairments.
Eastern University is a college that requires a certain taste from its students. The college is very small which allows for the student and teachers to have relationships that would not be found elsewhere. This allows for students to bond and thrive in certain classes. The downside of eastern is that the food is subpar, and the facilities are just as bad. For students who are looking for state of the art facilities, Eastern is not the place to go. Christians may find Eastern disappointing because of its liberal stance on things, and students who are not Christian may not like it because some rules may not make sense. All in all, Eastern is a good school if a student is looking for great relationships with teachers, and students. These relationships help get opportunities that others may not find. However, If one is looking for a school with state of the art academics and equipment, Eastern is the last place to look into.