Eastern University

St. Davids, PA

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.

Website: www.eastern.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,887
Undergraduate
Students
(69.0%) 1,302 Women
(31.0%) 585 Men
1,404
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,759 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.43
SAT Math
542 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
559 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,461
Tuition and Fees
$32,882
Room and Board
$11,254
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$25,020
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,225
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
124
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
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Campus Life

St. Davids Population
1,500
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies    
History   3
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
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
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1300 Eagle Road
City, State, Zip
St. Davids, PA 19087-3696
Phone
(610) 341-5967
Fax
(610) 341-1723
E-mail
ugadm@eastern.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,759 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
370 admitted students enrolled
Men
191 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.43
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,461
Tuition and Fees
$32,882
Room and Board
$11,254
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$3,960
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003259
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,225
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies
Number of Awards
67
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
36
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
464
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
283
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,088
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,739,014
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

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

Master's Programs of Study

  • 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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Public Policy
  • Theology

Location and Setting


St. Davids Population
1,500
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
114 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
80% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
20%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,887
Women
1,302 (69.0%)
Men
585 (31.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,462
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
All Graduate Students
1,404

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Average Starting Salary
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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