Eastern University Overview
Eastern University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Davids, Pennsylvania. Saint Davids is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Eastern University Known For?
- EU has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at EU.
- In 2017-2018, 30% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, EU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,500 a year. That's about 4% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average EU student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Eastern University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at EU.
Where Is Eastern University?
Contact details for EU are given below.
|Address:||1300 Eagle Rd, Saint Davids, PA 19087-3696|
How Do I Get Into EU?
You can apply to EU online at: https://eu.force.com/OnlineApp/TX_SiteLogin?startURL=%2FOnlineApp%2FTargetX_Portal__PB
Admission Requirements for EU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into EU?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.
Average Test Scores
About 86% of students accepted to EU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 590.
Can I Afford Eastern University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At EU, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $7,991 a year. That adds up to $31,964 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at EU is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Eastern University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,348 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,328 full-time undergraduates at EU, 35% are male and 65% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||193|
|Hispanic or Latino||218|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 48 countries are represented at EU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Malawi.
Online Learning at Eastern University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at EU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 33rd most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of EU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern University was 26.5%. This is the #756 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at EU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of EU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||16%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||16%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||20%|
|Teaching English or French||44%|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at EU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at EU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teaching English or French||#13|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#19|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#37|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#62|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#90|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#90|
|Business Administration & Management||#201|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#255|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Eastern University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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