Eastern University

Eastern University

Eastern University, also known as EU, is a private, co-educational, Christian university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1925 as a department of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It became an independent institution in 1952 and was granted the status of university in 2001. The main campus is spread across an area of 92 acres. The university operates four major campuses. Eastern offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Campolo School for Social Change
  • Esperanza College
  • Palmer Theological Seminary
  • School of the Arts and Sciences

Eastern University has an active student life. The campus is home to several clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. Some of the major clubs are The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), EU Student Athletic Trainers Association (ECSATA), and Pennsylvania Student Education Association (PSEA).

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Contacting Eastern University

Eastern University
1300 Eagle Rd
Saint Davids , PA 19087-3696
General Phone: (610) 341-5800

Eastern University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management320business, business management, business administration, accounting and finance, entrepreneurship, international business, MIS, marketing studies, business and related services ...
Liberal Arts170French language, Spanish language, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, international economics, political science, sociology, urban studies, history ...
Education and Teaching155urban education, special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, teacher education and development, education courses
Religion and Philosophy125philosophy, bible studies, missionary studies, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling, youth ministry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81various nursing
Medical Administration35health and medical administrative
Family and Social Work24social work
Therapy and Counseling22psychology, school psychology
Media22communication studies
Science19biology, biochemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16exercise science, athletic trainer
Music13music, various music studies
Photography and Commercial Art4multimedia
Drama and Performing Arts3dance
Design1interior design
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Eastern University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree53741
Master's degree35312
Associate's degree831
First-professional degree351
Doctor's degree122

Eastern University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Eastern University had a total enrollment of 4,291 students (3,498 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 36%
Women 64%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 58%
Graduate 35%
First Professional 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 23%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 17%
20-21 18%
22-24 10%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 9%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey16%
New York4%
New Hampshire1%
(International Students)1%
Rhode Island1%

Eastern University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %

Eastern University Room and Board (2007)

Eastern University offers campus housing for 1,100 of its 3,498 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Eastern University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470590
SAT Math450580
SAT Writing460580
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT3%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Eastern University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,715
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,715
Room and board $ 8,610
Room charge $ 4,690
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,920
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,600

Financial Aid:
Eastern University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 325900)

Eastern University Faculty

Eastern University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3318
Non-tenured and not on tenure track818

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*6$68,429
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*4$57,437
All faculty totalcalendar year5$70,70711$63,698

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$73,59411$72,482
Associate professoracademic year31$58,82315$56,532
Assistant professoracademic year7$47,11110$48,597
Instructoracademic year0*2*
Lectureracademic year6$45,48510$47,868
All faculty totalacademic year64$60,90748$55,555

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Eastern University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Baseball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Track Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

Eastern University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General

Education And Teaching
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Urban Education and Leadership

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Economics
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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Eastern University Highlights

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What Sets Eastern University Apart:

% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%Eastern University % of degrees in religion and philosophy
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Eastern University % of degrees in business and management
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Eastern University % students 40 years or older
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Eastern University % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Eastern University % of degrees in music
% of degrees in medical administration
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Eastern University % of degrees in medical administration
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Eastern University Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Eastern University Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Eastern University Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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