Saint Davids, PA
Eastern University


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Recent Reviews

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

There are many factors to consider when searching for the "perfect" college. In fact, many people tend to forget just how ma...

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

There are many factors to consider when searching for the "perfect" college. In fact, many people tend to forget just how many there are. It is not just Ivy league vs. Non-Ivy league or Expensive vs. Inexpensive. After choosing the specific type of college you want to go to, you must then narrow down the hundreds of college that fit that same criteria. This decision must not made in haste, but diligently thought about. Entering a college is much like entering a relationship. It can't be one-sided , you must like the college and the college must like you. The college you choose must cultivate YOUR talents and abilities. If the college is unable to, this is not the college for you. This is why we should accept a rejection letter with thanksgiving! It just prevented you from entering a terrible relationship. When you finally meet the right one or find the perfect match, your college experience will undoubtedly be the best ever. Of course there will be the unwanted visits to the student accounts office and extremely hard exams; But these will also be the greatest times as well. Absorb all you can and grow! Good Luck

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

Pray about where you're going. Do not go for a job that you want in the future. Go because you love to learn and you're inter...

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

Pray about where you're going. Do not go for a job that you want in the future. Go because you love to learn and you're interested in having an education. Go somewhere where you are out of your comfort zone enough to actually grow. Never go to a school where you feel like you aren't challenged. Also, go to a school where you will receive life experience through giving back to people. Don't make your college education all about you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who does not want to be challenged and change should not attend. Eastern is an absolutely amazing school that will crack your mind open with all kinds of view points and really get you thinking about yourself and the world around you. It changes you in the most amazing way. You will never be the same because you learn to see things from more than your own eyes. You seek justice.

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

The food is absolutely delish I think. Haha, but other than that: My teachers are amazing they are so gifted in their teaching and their knowledge. They challenge me in who I am and the way I think. I love my classes and get an amazing education. I've become a better person because I went to Eastern.

Austin
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates here at Eastern come in many varieties, but a large chunk of them tend to be environmentally and socially minded. ...

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates here at Eastern come in many varieties, but a large chunk of them tend to be environmentally and socially minded. Social and environmental justice are huge themes at Eastern.

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

Think about what makes you come alive and what peaks your interest, no matter how lucrative or not its respective career may be, and find the colleges with the strongest program in that area. Keep in mind what kind of surrounding area you could thrive in as well when choosing which campus to attend.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Eastern University is the degree to which it excludes itself to the Christian subculture.

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

Eastern University is an exceptional school with amazing opportunity.

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

Eastern University is an exceptional school with amazing opportunity.

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

Selecting a college that is right for you is a hard and tedious process. My advice for students is to visit as many campuses as possible. You should be sure to have an open mind about each campus, because you will have to spend a majority of your time there. One should make sure to you do research on what each college has to offer. My advice for parents is to be supportive of your child as they make their decision. You should make sure to let them know that you are there to help and support them as they go on to further their education. I am grateful that I have such involved parents who were with me every step of the way.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Eastern University is the small community. One thing I love about Eastern is that it is a smaller campus, so it is easier to keep in contact with your professors!

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

Picking the right school where you will spend years of your life preparing for your future is a big deal and there are a few ...

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

Picking the right school where you will spend years of your life preparing for your future is a big deal and there are a few words of advice I would give to those who are about to go through the process of searching for their next educational step. Don't feel under pressure to know what you want to do with your life vocationally the minute you walk out of high school, you will figure it out. If you have an idea of what you want to do that is a good first step for guiding you to a school that has specific programs. Look for a school that is in an area you enjoy whether its city or small town, look for a school that gives you options for experiencing life whether it is through extracurricular activities or studying abroad, look for a school that fits your wallet and personal school loan limit, remember you do have to pay those one day. The most important advice to give for college is to get the full experience. Make friends with good people, work hard, and take every oppurtunity you get to experience new parts of life!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is very community and people oriented would do well at this school. Someone who is looking for the smaller school setting with smaller classes, more one on one time with professors, and willing to work hard would enjoy this school. It is a great place for someone who wants to broaden their horizons why learning more about other cutlures, religions, getting world experiences by traveling and learning new things.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school was the cost. I enjoyed college very much but had to take out a lot of loans each semster and now have a lot of school debt. There were not a lot of scholarship oppurtunities for a white, middle class, average grade, American girl.

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

It is a warm community focused on the implementation of social justice and faith in learning.

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

It is a warm community focused on the implementation of social justice and faith in learning.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are intelligent, friendly, questioning, and fun.

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

My suggestion to students and parents who are trying to find the right college is to visit campuses, sit in on as many classes as possible, and talk to both faculty and students who are in the programs you are looking at. Its too difficult to get a true sense of the school without spending a decent amount of time on the campus. If the oppurtunity is available, I would suggesting spending a day and night with a current student. That will give you a nice idea of the warmth of the community and the condition of on campus housing and dining services. Once in school work hard at managing your time by keeping up with your assignments and also leaving time for fun social times. Implementing a daily planner or calendar is really helpful. Also, forming reliable groups to study with is invaluable. And take full advantage of your teachers assistance and office hours. Most teachers are more than willing to help you with your work or life outside of class. They can provide you with direction and inspiration your peers may not be able to.

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

I would tell them to definitely go and visit the college they are thinking about attending. It's much more beneficial than ju...

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

I would tell them to definitely go and visit the college they are thinking about attending. It's much more beneficial than just researching it on a website. It allows you to get a feel for the community of the college and also a general sense of what goes on from day to day . Even staying over a night or two with a student that goes there, and/or attending a class can be very beneficial in helping you decide if the school is right for you. As far as making the most of out your college experience I would encourage new students to live on campus, and also to not be shy when making new friends. Everyone is pretty much in the same boat and I have found that establishing friendships early on helps make the transition process from highschool to college go way smoother than it otherwise would go.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Sometimes you get tired of the food after a while. Also the different offices/departments don't always communicate which makes it harder to get things resolved if you are having an issue.

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

My biggest advice would be to look at many different colleges in many different areas. Physically visit lots of campuses to ...

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

My biggest advice would be to look at many different colleges in many different areas. Physically visit lots of campuses to get a feel for what types of colleges there are out there. It's good to know what you don't want from a school as much as what you do want. Go to big and small schools, city and rural, near and far, just don't limit yourself to one type. You may surprise yourself by visiting a school you never thought you would like by finding out it was different from what you expected. Don't let your pre-concieved ideas about particular places hold you back. Visit the school on a 'non-visitor' day to get a feel for the energy and atmosphere the school really has to offer. Find out if the school is as personable as you need it to be. Make sure your college looks and feels like a place you know you will feel comfortable and at home at because it will be your home for 4 years! My last advice is, have an open mind and let yourself see what kind of experience you want college to be for you.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Eastern for me was the spiritual growth. College is a time to find yourself and choose what kind of life you wish to lead. The faculty is very friendly and welcoming and most of my friends from all different types of majors have personal relationships with several professors. I have appreciated the community support and encouragement from both faculty and my fellow students. I would say that Eastern is a great place to come and learn what being a true Christian is really about in a fresh and alive atmosphere.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

You shouldn't attend school if you aren't interested in nurturing your spiritual life. Eastern is strongly geared towards making strong, effective Christians for the world. They care as much about your personal faith as much as they do about your education. Eastern is not a big school for partying, but rather more a place for sincere relationships and community in a safe spiritual community. If you are looking for a small christian school with easy access to Philadelphia and the Main Line, Eastern might be a perfect fit for you.

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

Picking a college is an incredibly important and life altering choice. It is important to look at all different kinds of sch...

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

Picking a college is an incredibly important and life altering choice. It is important to look at all different kinds of schools before making the big decision. If possible, make overnight visits to get a feel for classes and social life at the school. Make sure to take into account financial situations and possible career paths. Don't settle for something if you are not completely happy because college is important and you don't want to be unsatisfied during your time there. Once the college has been chosen, there are many things you can do to make the most of your experience. Take advantage of extra-curricular activities. It is a great way to meet people with similar interests. Time management in college is crucial. You have to balance the time you spend with friends with the time you spend studying. Definitely develop relationships with professors because they have a wealth of knowledge and life experiences to share. Go to class and study hard! You are responsible for yourself in college so don't waste your time. If you end up unhappy, do not be afraid to transfer; you shouldn't have to settle when it comes to college.

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

The worst thing about Eastern University is that it is so expensive. Since it is a private, religious school, the tuition is very high and rises every year.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is definitely open to many types of people. The academics are difficult so it is important to care about your education and work hard. Eastern teached students how to think for themselves and develop a system of beliefs and morales that help in life in general, not only in education and careers. People who want a rewarding life should attend Eastern University.

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