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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  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 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
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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
Required
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
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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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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.
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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.
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.