Eastern University Reviews

  • 16 Reviews
  • Saint Davids (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $36,464
100% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 9/21/2021
  • Degree: Business
"The graduation rate could be better, but unfortunately this “Christian” school lacks some of the fundamental principles they teach. The teachers seem to really care and be patient. However the lack of empathy that permeates the leadership at this school is appalling. I’ve decided to start over at a completely different school."
Lauren Carney
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"From the minute I walked onto Eastern's campus, I knew that I belonged there. Originally, I had applied to the Philadelphia Art Institute, and my brother had decided to go to Eastern. When I went to help move him the course of my life changed, and for the better. I knew I needed to enroll and study Elementary Education. The campus is BEAUTIFUL, and the friendships I built there have lasted a lifetime. My classes were challenging and stimulating. They invoked passion, sparked debate, and promoted critical thinking. For the first time, I was being challenged to think for myself, challenged to define my faith, and challenged to defend and stand about my ideologies."
Erin Krekling
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2019
  • Degree: Economics
"Eastern was an amazing school with emphasis on social justice. I was young and naive when I first attended Eastern, and I had the opportunity to be engaged and exposed to many different services, clubs, and teams emphasizing themes of inclusion, love and justice. Many of which were in the light of the Christian Eye; therefore, faith was at the forefront of conversation. My degree in Economics/Finance was in its infancy; therefore, I'm not sure how it compares today. However, class sizes are small and there is good potential for mentoring and relationships with professors. The campus is beautiful with many places to congregate with friends and others to create solitude in order to contemplate your dreams and aspirations."
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"As an undergrad, I enjoyed my time in Eastern's Psych and English departments; but, now as a graduate student, I am immensely grateful for the preparation I received during my time there. The professors are brilliant and compassionate, constantly working to build up the whole person of students rather than simply focusing on academic development. They are also committed to providing students with a thorough education. I've been able to walk into my graduate school classes feeling like I had a leg up on students from some other universities because of the solid foundation in psychology, APA, and writing I gained at Eastern. And, as an alum who is frequently asked back to campus to speak in classes, I have witnessed the continual willingness of professors in both departments to evaluate and update the curriculum to better serve the needs of students. I'm not particularly fond of Eastern's overall administration and some of the policies they have maintained, so I would advise any student considering Eastern to do a full assessment of the school to see if they feel the rules and administration are worth dealing with. Five years since graduating, I feel like it was worth it for me."
Tiffany Gilmore
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2017
  • Degree: Divinity
"Eastern University is a wonderful school. When I attended, I was attracted to the diversity as well as the the overall accomplishments of the professors. The curriculum promoted serving those who are at the margins of society. I have become equipped to take the knowledge to the world!"
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I would highly recommend attending Eastern university for Social Work. This program prepares you well for life after studying. There are two internships incorporated in the degree ensuring that you leave with experience. The faculty are very supportive and highly knowledgeable. It is a very supportive environment with a great space for discussion and learning."
Hugh Vrablic
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Very friendly and easy application process. Staff very helpful and the course load seems fun! The city campus is busy and located within philly, but is a very safe place. The marriage and family professors are easy to talk and work with. They want you to be the best you can be!"
Hope Stebbins
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2017
  • Degree: English
"Eastern's academic strength resides in the exceptional faculty. Because it is a rather small school your professors not only remember your name, but they know who you are and are always available to meet and discuss your studies. This strength of faculty members more than makes up for the poor administration of the university and the limited course offerings. My main complaint is that, aside from Templeton Honors College, the gen. ed. requirement classes are easy (and can be boring). However, as I mentioned before, once students get out of gen. eds. and into classes for their major they are really in for a treat! Additionally, the small student body makes for close bonding and community building, which is wonderful. And it's proximity to other colleges and Philadelphia means you will never run out of things to do!"
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Kind and supportive environment, staff and students."
Caitlin Jones
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"Eastern's Social Work program provided a thorough introduction to the Social Work profession. Classes were small which led to tailored instruction and personal advising. The program was intensive and equipped me to begin professional work immediately. I was able to secure a post before graduating with the knowledge and experience I gained in the program."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The social work program at Eastern University was fantastic. The small sized classrooms make for great conversations between fellow students. Whenever you are struggling with classwork or internships, the professors are always there to be a support no matter how small you think the problem is. When I entered into the professional work force after graduating, I felt completely prepared for what I was beginning. Also, Eastern offers many wonderful study abroad programs and I 100% recommend taking advantage of one."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Eastern is a good college overall. There is a great community, the campus is safe and beautiful, and the professors care about each student personally."
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"Eastern's BSW program is one of the best you can get. My education fully prepared me for working as a social worker in the field and I made some great connections through my BSW program. After the 600 hours of field experience I completed through 2 internships, I felt that I was prepared to work as a social worker. Eastern is also connected with many study abroad programs and within my BSW cohort of 16 students, 11 studied abroad in various countries across the world."
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"For all college students, I think getting an internship or volunteering in your chosen field is REALLY important, to be able to experience the day-to-day requirements and get a feel for the work that you might be doing. I think it would really help those students who aren't sure what career they want, or even the students who have chosen but might not realize what is included or which positions require which degrees."
Jennifer Santangelo
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2013
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"I do not feel that students get the support they need form their financial aid office, registrar and academic advisors."
Samantha Troyer
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"The professors truly care about your spiritual wellbeing as well as how much you're learning. The expectations are reasonable. There is great cultural diversity in both the faculty and student populations."