Saint Davids, PA
Eastern University


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Abby
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school does a magnificent job at opening one's eyes to the reality of the world. The staff helps students become more in...

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

This school does a magnificent job at opening one's eyes to the reality of the world. The staff helps students become more independent and culturally competent as well as out-reach oriented. Students can choose to be completely involved in all the university has to offer or do very little and no one will place judgement on them for either. At Eastern you choose your own path which is very freeing.

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

I would have to tell students especially to follow their heart. Parents only desire what is best for a student but the student alone knows what is best for them. The best advice would be to be aware of oneself. This awareness can include a person finding the perfect college for themself or simply realizing that college may not be for them right now. If a student enters college without the heart and desire for to be there then "making the most" of the entire college experience will be futile. Students that are ready to embark on the college adventure can make the most of it by simply finding what they love and pursuing it. Parents will find joy and "the most" in knowing that their student is growing, maturing and being challenged by the college environment of which the student has enrolled.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Sometimes the information you seek no one knows so you just need to search with students who have tread those waters before. The best advice for financial aid and other money issues comes from alum.

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

Eastern University is a Christian university where the love of Christ is truly manifest in the lives of the students and facu...

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

Eastern University is a Christian university where the love of Christ is truly manifest in the lives of the students and faculty, resulting in the tolerance and service of others, regardless of background.

Describe the students at your school.

The students of Eastern University are extremely diverse, and yet there is an incredible spirit of community and support for each other throughout the campus.

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

The most important factor in a student's college experience is whether or not they manage to find a school that is a good fit for them. The best way to start is by making a list of all the qualities of your ideal college. For example, a do you want to go to a big school or a small one? In an urban, sub-urban, or rural area? What programs must the school offer? These and other such questions can be answered before you begin looking at colleges. Then, as you begin to look at schools, you know what criteria is important to you. You may even be able to rule out some schools you had thought you were interested in. Also, once you have narrowed your selection down to a few schools to apply to, try to spend a night on each campus. Talk to the students and ask them what they like about their school, if there's anything they don't like, or what made them choose their school over all other options. College is an important time and only by finding a school that fits you can you make the most of your college experience.

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

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

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

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

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

My school does not have enough places to study and do homework. Sometimes it takes me and my friends about twenty minutes to find a place to study because the Library and the computer lab are packed. The Library and the computer lab are great resources for doing homework, but they are not enough for our growing campus. Getting computers is very competitive. People usually have to run to the next open computer in order to secure one. We need more than a library and a small computer lab.

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.

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

Eastern University is a tightly-knit, Christ-centered community striving toward academic excellence.

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

Eastern University is a tightly-knit, Christ-centered community striving toward academic excellence.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmated are curious, interesing, and passionate.

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

It is best to know what it is that one is looking for when searching for the appropriate college or university to further one?s academic studies. An informed decision is imperative. While the vast majority of undergraduate schools are suitable for continuing one?s education or entering into the workforce, one size does not fit all. The advice carved centuries ago on the gates to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi is still meaningful today. ?Nosce te ipsum.? In English, this reads ?know thyself.? Comparing one?s unique interests with the qualities of prospective colleges can help to determine the best choice. Major areas to consider include: academic rigor, resources, size, location, job availability, social environment, and other personal preferences. Making the most of the one?s college years is not necessarily completing a checklist of experiences, social encounters, and cultural norms. Even if such a list were available for completing, the result might be less than satisfactory. It?s important to remember that it is not the obligation of the school to provide the proverbial ?college experience,? but rather the student?s prerogative.

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

My advice is to take it easy. College is ultimately about what you make of it. You can spend your time in your room and not r...

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

My advice is to take it easy. College is ultimately about what you make of it. You can spend your time in your room and not really get to know anyone, or you can be a little more active. Also you don't necessarily need to find the right college at first. It's not a bad thing to go to a college and find that it isn't the one for you. If it isn't then transfer out to one that might fit your personality better. There is no absolutes when it comes to this. Be mindful of where you are going. Try and find a college that will challenge you academically, but will also allow you to have a bit of fun along the way. Be careful, but enjoy the time spent with those around you.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about the school is the diversity. Usually there is great diversity in the ideas that are presented. Likewise you can really get to know those whom you disagree with and there is a great sense of bringing people together and discussing instead of just fighting. There are some who are staunch believers in what they believe, but ultimately it is a great school for learning new ideas as well as providing some of your own. Also it is very culturally aware and very mindful about the environment.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is culturally mindful and environmentally friendly. Also someone from a Christian religious background, but it is not necessary for attending the university and most people are kind to that preference. Ultimately it does no tmatter whether one is liberal or conservative as both groups are able to find their own groups to join up with.

Amanda
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Eastern is unique to other schools because of its community. Most students and faculty are incredibly kind, caring and friend...

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

Eastern is unique to other schools because of its community. Most students and faculty are incredibly kind, caring and friendly and genuinely want to see you learn and succeed. The small campus allows me to get to know my professors and peers better than at a larger school.

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

Finding the place you will spend four very influential years of your life can be a stressful and draining process for both parent and student alike. Not only are you excited for adulthood, you are scrambling to hold onto whatever part of your childhood you have left. It's scary to leave home, friends, family and familiar places. Although it is a difficult decision regardless of what advice I may give you, the best I can offer is attend a school where you feel at home. Of course it is important that the school offers your major and extra-curricular activities you enjoy, but it is more important that you can see yourself walking around campus, making friends and getting involved at this school. Weigh the pros and cons between schools, but stick to your gut instinct. It will always give you the answer you're looking for. And, if worse comes to worse, you can always transfer : )

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Eastern is its unique community. I feel at home and loved at this school.

Elizabeth
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's a liberal Christian college.

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

It's a liberal Christian college.

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

Value doesn't always come where money goes. Only the student can really make the best of their college experience.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person to attend this school should be open-minded but at the same time be strong in what they believe.

Philip
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Eastern University is well-known academically for its Youth Ministry and Education programs. The university places a high em...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Eastern University is well-known academically for its Youth Ministry and Education programs. The university places a high emphasis on reaching out to the community and being willing to serve others. Eastern tries to provide several opportunities for students to become involved in community service projects and has contacts and information available for students to plan and implement their own service projects. Further, the institution's soccer teams are well known and respected.

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

As you begin to look for colleges actively consider all criteria - don't rule out an institution simply because you do not think it is perfect right now. Remember, you will grow and change through the collegiate journey. Consider attending a school away from home. This will help to provide you with many new experiences and will help broaden your horizons. Make an effort to become actively involved in campus activities. Many individuals who are dissatisfied with their college experience never truly took advantage of all of the opportunities made available. Choose your major wisely. Find out what career opportunities are available for the major. Consider double-majoring in complementary fields, especially if one of the majors that interests you is somewhat limited in career opportunities. Take advantage of the time your professors set aside to meet with you, especially if you are struggling in a particular course. Always prepare yourself to grow and expand, and look for opportunities that will help to stretch you. Do not "settle in" and coast your way through school. Graduating early is not always the best option. You may save a littl emoney, but you will lose invaluable experiences.

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

When I talk about Eastern University, I always note how easy it was to become involved in campus life. I thoroughly enjoyed my time serving the student body through the Student Government Association and Student Activities Board. I also talk about the challenging nature of the professors in my major and how I enjoyed my classes. My professors were known for meeting with students outside of class to talk about the course material, current events/trends in the field, or to simply talk about life. I also mention the opportunities serve the city of Philadelphia through community service projects.

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

My advice is to be open to the student's desires. If the student wants to go to school far away from home and has a dream to ...

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

My advice is to be open to the student's desires. If the student wants to go to school far away from home and has a dream to be an archeologist then I think it is best for the student to do so. If they are being forced to do something else because of money or other's wishes they may have a hard time being motivated. Also when looking at colleges try to spend the night on campus if possible. This will help the perspective student experience the college's social atmosphere. Also they should ask to sit in on a class in their field of study so they can experience how classes are taught at the school. My last piece of advice is to stay at the college for at least one year. Freshman year is difficult and during the first semester a lot is changing. Many students become overwhelmed and either think about dropping out or transferring. Yet I would advise the student to stay for at least two semesters before leaving. This will give them the chance to really experience college after the initial change is over and they may come to love it.

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.

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

The amazing Christian atmosphere and the focus on social justice. Each class will challenge you to look into your own beliefs and discover why you think the way you do andlead you to discover your own worldview. At Eastern you will not be hidden from the world but instead made aware of what is happening outside of America and be encouraged to think about what we can do to help others and bring them justice.

Robyn
Describe the students at your school.

very open minded- good in discussion

Describe the students at your school.

very open minded- good in discussion

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

Take your time. Schedule plenty of time when looking for the right fit. Don't visit all the colleges on your list. Narrow it down to a few you are interested in and then go to the campus for a tour and visit. Sit in on a class of your interest, maybe even stay overnight to see what the social life is really like on campus. ATLEAST visit the campus, see it with your own eyes. That is how I made my final decision. It is hard to decide through tours via computer.

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

You need to find your own entertainment on the weekends, sometimes.

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