Eastern University

1300 Eagle Rd, St Davids, United States
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Overview of Eastern University

About this school

Eastern, founded in 1952, is a church-affiliated college of arts and sciences. Its 107-acre campus is located on five former estates, 19 miles from Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,887
    • Men:585 (31.0%)
    • Women:1,302 (69.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Eastern University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1300 Eagle Road
City, State, Zip
St. Davids, PA  19087-3696
Phone
(610) 341-5967
Fax
(610) 341-1723
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,759 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
370 admitted students enrolled
Men
191 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.43
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
542 average |490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
19%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
559 average |510-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
36%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,882 (66.56814316948741%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,254 (22.783221313466676%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (2.6317920479391046%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,960 (8.01684346910681%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Eastern University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003259
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
386 (91.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
346 (89.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
345 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
74 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$25,020
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 301 (87.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,725
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 267 (77.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,739
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 337 (97.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
37 (8.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,372

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,740 (89.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,610 (92.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,596 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
415 (26.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$20,817
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,365 (85.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,123
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,311 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,322
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,295 (81.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
101 (5.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,445

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,225
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Engineering/Technologies
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,088

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


124

Part-Time Faculty


360

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


20%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 39% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,739,014

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
98
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Eastern University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


66.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting and Finance
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Practice
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Theological Studies, Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (38)


  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • International Development
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physical Education
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • School Nursing
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Theology
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,500

Nearest Metropolitan Area


114 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
19 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
St. Davids
Nearest Train Station
St. Davids

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


80% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


20%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Eastern University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, wednesday night worship, super smash bros club, student athletic training club, blaze step team, political activism club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,462

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,887
Women
1,302
Men
585

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.9% Asian
  • 20.1% Black/African-American
  • 19.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 50.9% White
  • 5.6% Unknown

International Students


2.0% from 9 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,404

Student Resources

Study resources