Eastern University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Eastern University Admissions Overview:

Eastern University is not highly selective, as it has a 61% acceptance rate. Students will generally need solid grades and test scores in order to be admitted. To apply, prospective students need to submit a completed application (online or through the mail), scores from the SAT or ACT, an academic reference, and a high school transcript. There is an essay question students can choose to respond to, although it is not required.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Eastern University Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Eastern University Description:

A Christian university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA, Eastern University is located on a suburban campus in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia (see all Philadelphia area colleges). Started as a department of the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1925, the University became it's own entity in 1952, moving to its present location. Eastern University is committed to an education grounded in Christian faith, reasoning, and justice. The main undergraduate campus offers 35 majors and 34 minors (some of the most common majors include business, finance, and ministry), and professional fields such as education and nursing are quite popular. The university's 14 to 1 student to faculty ratio allows for small classes and opportunities for students to work with their professors on a more individual basis. On the athletic front, the Eastern Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conferences. The college fields seven men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports as well as several club sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,420 (2,082 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 30% Male / 70% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,140
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,674
  • Other Expenses: $3,330
  • Total Cost: $46,344

Eastern University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,137
    • Loans: $8,316

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology, Youth Ministry

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Cross Country 
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Field Hockey, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Eastern and the Common Application

Eastern University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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