Eastern University: Narrative Description
EASTERN UNIVERSITY N-35
1300 Eagle Rd.
St. Davids, PA 19087-3696
Tel: (610)341-5800; 800-452-0996; Admissions: (610)225-5005; Fax: (610)341-1723; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.eastern.edu/
Description: Independent American Baptist Churches in the USA, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1952. Setting: 107-acre small town campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 3,253. Faculty: 343 (82 full-time, 261 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,193 applied, 78% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 1,946 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 254 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 26 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 13% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 78% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at all American Baptist-related colleges, Cabrini College, Rosemont College, Ursinus College. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).
Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $25,300 includes full-time tuition ($17,700) and college room and board ($7600). College room only: $4150. Part-time tuition: $400 per credit hour.
Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all. Most popular organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Y.A.C.H.T. Club, Angels of Harmony, Black Student League, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual events: Spring Banquet, Homecoming Dance, Christmas Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency call boxes. College housing designed to accommodate 1,000 students; 1,074 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Warner Library plus 1 other with 143,815 books, 693,975 microform titles, 1,215 serials, 11,673 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.