Eastern University

Saint Davids, PA, USA
4.03 Average Rating

Founded by six Baptist ministers, Eastern University is a Christian institution in the Philadelphia metro area. Eastern confers undergraduate degrees in over 95 academic fields of study. As a Christian university, Eastern holds chapel services once per week and sermons are streamed online at the university website. For students interested in observing the sky at night, the campus operates a planetarium and observatory.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • American Baptist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
66%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
62%
Out-Of-State Students
41%
13%
Submitting ACT
86%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1106
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,291
Total Number of Undergrads
1,887
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
86%
20-39 Students
12%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,257
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,882
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,882
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,254
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
83%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,600
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,767
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,522

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,810
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$282
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
31%
69%
Student Organizations
63
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
79%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Eagles
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
Harrisburg
Washington
Lancaster
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
78%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
Eastern University is one of the best options out there for prospective Christian college students. I am still struggling to find something that I DON'T like! Eastern ensures quality education, memories, and spiritual growth.
Leta from Herkimer, NY
Eastern is an amazing place for Christian students to study in a warm, safe, and welcoming environment. They have a top notch nursing program, and are dedicated to the lives of their students. They are there to help you suceed on your journey through college, and life beyond it.
Rebekah from Glen Mills, PA
This campus is so open to every one, having a heart of its own. A beautiful should I say. People are awfully friendly and teachers are too.
Randy from St. Davids, PA, 19087

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