About Eastern University

Founded in 1925, Eastern University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,082 full time undergraduate students, and 1,338 full time graduate students.

The Eastern University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 127 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Eastern University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate61%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range930-1140
ACT Range19-23

Admissions at EU are considered Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 47% were in the top quarter, and 19% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Eastern University.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
79%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
42%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
11%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
89%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
53%
“We live for the big game”
16%
“It”s not really our thing”
5%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
11%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
32%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
74%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
42%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
16%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
47%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
47%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
16%
“We know about current events and vote”
79%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
42%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
42%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
11%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
89%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
53%
“We live for the big game”
16%
“It”s not really our thing”
5%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
11%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
32%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
74%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
42%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
16%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
47%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
47%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Eastern University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    76 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    55 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    80 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    82 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    83 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    82 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    82 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    82 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Eastern University?

23 Students rated Eastern University

Lana - 07/03/2021

Eastern University's stated aims are "faith, reason, and justice:" they want their students to be religiously (or, if irreligious, ethically) centered, to think well, and to act for justice. For this reason, as Christian colleges go, Eastern has a reputation as something of a 'social justice school,' which from my experience is pretty warranted as far as the overall student and faculty culture, though not so much with regard to school administration. As a fairly small school with small class sizes, students in every major are typically quite close to their professors; sports are a big deal.

Adedolapo

Eastern university is a Christian school and I live that they imbibe an holistic approach in our learning process. As a Nursing student, they teach us to care for each patient we encounter in a therapeutic way, I love every experience am getting from the nursing department so far. Coming here would be a good decision.

Ashley

My first days at Eastern were exactly what I had expected. It is a Christian University and most of the people I have encountered during my first year are believers in Christ. However, I knew there would be some students who were not and I was okay with that. I simply wanted to get a good education and be surrounded by people who have the same beliefs as me. Further, Eastern is more beautiful than I had expected it to be. Everywhere you go, you are surrounded by lakes, trees, flowers, and nature; it is mesmerizing. Also, I like that Eastern is a small school. You get to form close relationships with your teachers and I found that I learn much better in a small-classroom atmosphere. My first year at Eastern was absolutely incredible and I cannot wait to come back for my sophomore year!

Andrew

I think very highly of this school which is why I chose to attend here in the fall. The students I have met are very friendly and fun. I did stay over for a weekend and I enjoyed my self. There are a lot of clubs to join in and you have the ability to start any new clubs that are not available.

Eastern University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Eastern University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Eastern University is 61%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Please let God guide in the prcess . It helps out so much more .

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Eastern University is a small school. The people are amazing and kind. When I met the admissions counselors, they treated me like they wanted me here. Other schools treated me like a number and they just wanted me here for my money. I feel welcomed here and people accept me for who I am. The professors care about you and your education. I am learning so much about everything. My mind is being challenged and my faith is getting stronger in the process. The school also is so gorgeous. The buildings are unique and the land is beautiful.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known how accessible Eastern University was to Philadelphia (a 30 minute train ride or 40 minute drive), and the breadth of cultural events that I could be a part of in the city. I did not take advantage of the ease of accessibility to Philadelphia until my junior year, and I wished I had trekked into the city more when I was a freshman and sophomore.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    It's a toss up between dealing with the financial aid office and lack of meal plan options. Eastern did all of the major stuff pretty well, but some of those smaller details were annoying every once in a while.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    very open minded- good in discussion

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who enjoys big classes where they are referred to by a number. Someone who doesn't like individual attention. Someone who likes to party and drink and go crazy. Someone not that imnterested in getting a really good education, rather they like partying and having a good time.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Eastern University is the financial aid system/building. The financial aid building has 6 or 7 different departments in that one building and that can be very confusing to someone because when your in a program such as myself you there are only a few advisors that can answer your questions.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is very old fasion and traditional .

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is open to learning and ready for new, challenging experiences.

    Read all  14 answers
  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing is the amazing professors who we have as resources. In college we learn who we are and we are constantly changing and asking questions. At Eastern they encourage that and the professors are great resources for us to discuss things with, and though they do not tell you the answer usually they help you work through your thoughts. Plus most professors are very wise, genuine people who care about their students.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Its Christian foundation. There is also a fantastic adult learning program in many areas.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag that my school is a very open minded school. We are probably one of the most open christian schools. We are open to diversity in race, sexual orientation, socio-economical background, and religious afiliation.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Admittedly the class selection nothing spectacular, certainly on par with the average, but nothing beyond that. What makes Eastern really stand out to me is laid back attitude of most of the teachers, they really seem to teach because they love teaching. Not because they realized too late that there was nothing else they could do with their degree.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Maybe it is just because that is where I spend most of my time, but the theater scene on campus seems to be one of the largest and most eclectic groups.

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Eastern is small and intimate. I have always gotten plenty of attention in each of my classes. Even in lecture classes, there is a good chance the professor will know you by name.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    While it is true that eastern is home to a good deal of both of those, it is also home to a great deal of liberal, free thinkers, both in the faculty and the student body.

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Student Body

Students

70%

female

30%

male

2,082

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,338

Total Grad Students

36%

Out-Of-State

62%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

40

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

28%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
21%
% Hispanic/Latino
20%
% White or Caucasian
48%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Eastern University receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 75% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$31,140

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$10,674

Room and Board

43,014

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$19,174
$30 - $48K
$17,861
$48 - $75K
$19,843
$75 - $110K
$20,995
$110K & UP
$26,064

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