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.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Middle Atlantic Conferences
Eastern University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities92 Graduates
Business Administration and Management75 Graduates
Early Childhood Education75 Graduates
Nursing Science, Education, and Practice26 Graduates
Medical Assistant24 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services23 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies15 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.53 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
Eastern University Reviews
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.
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.