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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 Course Topics. 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).

Profile of Eastern University

Eastern University is located in a large suburb, in Saint Davids, PA. The school is officially a American Baptist school. Eastern University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at Eastern University often study music and business and management.

Eastern University Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 460 to 590 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 570 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Eastern University offers classes to 4, 291 students (3, 646 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at the school.

Student Life

Eastern University serves primarily full-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Eastern University does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Pennsylvania Athletic Conference competitions.

Eastern University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management429business management, business and related services, MIS, marketing studies, accounting and finance, non-profit management, accounting, international business, . . .
Education and Teaching137education courses, elementary school teaching, college student Counselling, school Counselling, special ed, teacher education and development
Religion and Philosophy107ministry, youth ministry, theology, pastoral Counselling, missionary studies, bible studies, philosophy
Liberal Arts94liberal arts and sciences, English language and literature, history, sociology, political science, Spanish language, urban studies, French language, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine69various nursing
Therapy and Counselling37psychology, school psychology
Medical administration32health and medical administrative
Music26music, music performance
Science23biology, biochemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, ecology and population biology, chemistry, astronomy, chemistry courses
Media20communication studies
Family and Social Work20social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15exercise science
Photography and Commercial Art3multimedia
Drama and Performing Arts2dance
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies
Fine Arts1art history and criticism

Contact: Eastern University

Eastern University

1300 Eagle Rd

Saint Davids, PA 19087-3696

General Phone: (610) 341-5800


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