Fall 2016 Enrollment
2,082 undergraduate students
85% of undergrad students are full time
32% male — 68% female
32.5% of students are from out of state
2016-2017 Academic Year
127 full-time faculty
359 part-time faculty
10 to 1 student/faculty ratio
93% of first year students live on campus
79% of all students live on campus
St. David’s, PA
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Retention Fall 2016
78% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2016
65% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016
|Black or African American||21%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||1%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||7%|
MAC Conference, Division III; 20 sports
Eastern University (founded in 1925) is a 4-year, Christian, private liberal arts college and offers degrees from the Associates to Ph.D.
Eastern is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a top-tier North Regional University
Eastern students are among the nation's best with recent honors including ISI fellows, St. Andrews Society, Princeton University’s Witherspoon Institute invitation to First Principles Seminar, William E. Simon fellowship, and Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Female Performer of the Year
ENACTUS (Eastern’s business club) are 4x Regional Champs
Why Biblical Justice?
Since 1925, Eastern has been a champion of biblical justice—It’s what Eastern is known for around the globe. Eastern’s first-year and transfer students contributed approximately 6,600 service hours to the greater Philadelphia region. Coupled with 32+ study abroad/away programs, students’ capacities are expanded to see a world much bigger than they imagined.
“I get to most of the Christian Colleges around this nation, and I want to tell you that there are very few like Eastern University … in areas of social justice and their concerns for the poor … I know who was doing it first.” – Jim Wallis, President of Sojorners; excerpt from speech at Dr. Black’s 10-year anniversary ceremony.
“Dozens of World Vision Leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East have been equipped with leadership skills by Eastern University, which has truly had a global impact ” – Dean Hirsch, former President of World Vision; excerpt taken from program at Dr. Black’s 10-year anniversary ceremony.
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Academics with Integrity
Eastern University is a top Christian College that offers 90+ areas of study including BA, BS, BSN, BSW, Minors, and Pre-professional options with an additional 65+ graduate-level areas of study. A 10:1 student-to-professor ratio ensures personal attention.
Faculty at Eastern are nationally recognized. Notable faculty include recent bestselling author, Dr. Phil Cary; global expert of astronomy, Dr. David Bradstreet; international performer-composer-conductor, Dr. Ron Matthews; and fulbright scholar, Dr. Julia Stewart.
Eastern embraces a Christian worldview and endeavors to integrate Faith, Reason, and Justice within each of its graduates understanding of the world that surrounds them.
Templeton Honors College
The Templeton Honors College at Eastern University is designed to challenge and prepare academically gifted undergraduate students for leadership and service as individuals of influence in culture, society, and their professions. The program takes a holistic approach to the life of the mind, character formation, and skill development. www.templetonhonorscollege.com
“For ten years, I was on the faculty at an ivy league institution while simultaneously teaching at Eastern University. One day, I was called into the office of the chair of our department of that ivy league and was told that I could not continue to teach at both schools… Given the choice between the two schools, I chose to commit my life to Eastern where I have taught for 38 years.” – Dr. Tony Campolo ‘56, nationally recognized author, professor emeritus, nationally-recognized motivational speaker.
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Other: Biblical Knowledge
Class Size Breakdown
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Ideal Location, Close-Knit Community
Eastern is nestled in affluent Wayne, PA, has been named the 5th Most Beautiful Christian Campus in the World, and is listed among the 100 Safest College Campuses in the US. This gorgeous suburban location, along with its close proximity to Philadelphia, affords students many opportunities to get involved on and off campus. By walking to the train station, students are just a 25-minute train ride to downtown Philadelphia, which USA Today called one of America’s top 10 best college communities.
At Eastern, students get a sense of closeness within their community. From faculty to staff to students, it seems that the pillars of Faith, Reason, and Justice resonates with and unites the campus. Students often put their faith in action with over 40 different student organizations, ensembles, productions that serve the diverse community, and beyond. Regionally and nationally competitive sports teams are complemented by a robust intramural program.
Many students enjoy the fine and performing arts in dance, music, and/or theatre. Other students can be found making an impact in one of the many multicultural clubs. Eastern facilitates Christian growth through dynamic, voluntary chapels, student-led worship, weekly dorm “floor” discipleship groups, and partnerships with Young Life and FCA. At Eastern, students can expect to fill their days with great speakers and fun concerts, enjoying college and creating a lifetime of memories.
Learn more at eastern.edu/clubs
Campus Housing Options for Undergraduates
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A Decade of Success
On average, 96% of graduates in the last decade have found employment, full time volunteer work, or have begun postgraduate studies within the first six months of graduation. Learn more at www.eastern.edu/value
From the survey of the most recently graduated class, a total of 97% of the respondents are employed, involved in postgraduate education, serving in full-time volunteer work, or in the military within 6-9 months of graduation. (That is nearly 18% above the national college average).
Among the many impressive results of a recent EU alumni survey, it was discovered that 97% were content with EU faculty, 94% were content with friends made at EU, 93% agreed EU strengthened their ability to reason, and that 90% are able to live out EU’s mission though their careers.
INTERNSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES
Eastern University maintains a robust network locally and abroad, connecting students to internships that often result in their first firm foot set into a career. 81% of students complete an internship by graduation and 95% of those students report that experience helped secure their next step after graduation.
It was at Eastern that I was first invited to do something daring with my life, to use my gifts for something bigger than myself, to find a career that would not just pay the bills, to pursue something more beautiful than the American dream. Eastern University is raising up a new generation of missional Christians who know that the most critical question may not be “Am I going to be a doctor or lawyer,” but rather “What kind of doctor or lawyer am I going to be?” – Shane Claiborne ‘97, Bestselling Author
Admissions Fall 2016
1,992 Total Applicants
1,219 Total Admissions
442 Total Freshmen Enrollment
61.19% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission
Rolling Admission? Yes
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Freshmen Profile Fall 2016
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|SAT Critical Reading||470||570|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-2018
|Room and Board (on campus)||$10,980|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$43,295|
Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016 Final
$25,751 First year students
$7,241 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 Final
66% on average, the percentage of need that was met
10% of financial need students that had need fully met
$7,241 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$3,941 Average need-based loan