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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?

426 Undergraduate Awards
$35,367 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Other Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Theological & Ministerial Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Eastern University?

Location of Eastern University

Contact details for EU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 Eagle Rd, Saint Davids, PA 19087-3696
Phone: 610-341-5800
Website: https://www.eastern.edu/about/student-consumer-information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasternUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/easternU

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into EU?

66% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at EU is 66%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern University  ( 510 to 610 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Eastern University  ( 490 to 590 )
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800
EU received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Eastern University  ( 17 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Eastern University  ( 18 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Eastern University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford Eastern University?

$35,367 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
7.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of EU is $35,367. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,328 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,752 undergraduate students at EU, with 1,328 being full-time and 424 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  EU

There are also 1,348 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,328 full-time undergraduates at EU, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  EU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of EU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 193
Hispanic or Latino 218
White 720
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 134

Geographic Diversity

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

776 Took All Classes Online
1,120 Took At Least One Class Online
26.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at EU. In 2017-2018, 1,120 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at EU has changed over the last few years.

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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
Anthropology 71%
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
Anthropology #4
Teaching English or French #13
Other Education #14
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries #19
Social Sciences #33
Teacher Education Subject Specific #37
Special Education #40
Theology & Religious Vocations #62
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #90
Liberal Arts General Studies #90
Nursing #130
Education #158
Business Administration & Management #201
Health Professions #223
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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 35 9 49 13 106
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 85 1 0 0 0 86
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1 0 1 0 66 0 68
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 65 0 0 0 65
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 13 32 0 45
Nursing 0 0 41 0 0 0 41
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 40 0 40
Other Education 0 0 0 0 36 0 36
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 35 0 35
Social Work 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
General Psychology 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Mathematics 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Accounting 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Student Counseling 0 0 0 1 11 0 12
Health & Physical Education 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
General Biology 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Criminology 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Economics 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 4 0 6 0 10
Special Education 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 10 10
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Marketing 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 5 0 0 3 8
English Literature (Other) 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Anthropology 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
History 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Allied Health Professions 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Biblical Studies 1 0 4 0 0 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Romance Languages 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Music 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Political Science & Government 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Sociology 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Missionary Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Dance 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Chemistry 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 90 334 23 323 26 798

References

*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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