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Eastern University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Eastern University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Eastern University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Eastern University was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

EU landed the #968 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

EU also holds the #95 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into EU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Eastern University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to EU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern University  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Eastern University  ( 490 to 590 )
EU received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Eastern University  ( 20 to 26 )

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Eastern University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at EU it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Eastern University is 30%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  30 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eastern University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Eastern University has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at EU for first-time, full-time students is 52%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at EU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,887 undergraduates at EU with 1,462 being full-time and 425 being part-time.

EU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for EU is 70.51 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  70.51 out of 100
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How Much Does Eastern University Cost?

The overall average net price of EU is $23,529. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for EU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,993 $18,355 $20,584 $24,284 $29,332

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of EU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At EU, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $7,991 a year. That adds up to $31,964 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at EU is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do EU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from EU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,500 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Eastern University make the most money.

Location of Eastern University

Eastern University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Davids, Pennsylvania. The suburban atmosphere of Saint Davids makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Eastern University

Contact details for EU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1300 Eagle Rd, Saint Davids, PA 19087-3696
Phone: 610-341-5800

Eastern University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Eastern University. Of these students, 424 received undergraduate degrees and 349 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 65 $26,700
Nursing 41 $64,700
Business Administration & Management 35 $43,200
Social Work 23 $31,800
General Psychology 20 $22,000
Mathematics 16 NA
Communication & Media Studies 13 $26,200
Accounting 12 $48,400
Health & Physical Education 12 NA
General Biology 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Eastern University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at EU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,120 students took at least one online class at Eastern University. This is an increase from the 1,055 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,120 776
2016-2017 1,055 634
2015-2016 812 451
2014-2015 657 341
2013-2014 572 308

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