Eastern University

Saint Davids, PA 19087

Eastern University is a private institution in Saint Davids, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1925 as a department in the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The university became a separate institution in 1952 and moved to its current location. It was renamed Eastern College in 1972 and achieved university status in 2001. It also recently acquired its parent institution. The Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary is now part of Eastern University. Eastern University is structured into five different colleges, with departments located on the main campus. The campus includes 114 acres of academic buildings and is just a few miles west of Philadelphia. 

Eastern University offers three paths to earning a BSN. These CCNE-accredited programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. However, the university does not offer any graduate degree programs in nursing. The accelerated BSN program is a two-year program for those who already have a bachelor’s degree with a non-nursing major. The traditional BSN is a four-year program and requires 20 credits of prerequisite courses. These courses can be completed at Eastern University or any accredited institution. Both programs include clinical placements at local clinics. Some of these locations include children’s hospitals, outpatient clinics, and hospice care.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
American Baptist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 30
Nursing Practice Bachelor's degree 19

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Eastern University

Villanova University
1.59 miles away
Saint Joseph's University
8.04 miles away
Immaculata University
10.72 miles away
La Salle University
11.52 miles away
University of Pennsylvania
11.67 miles away
Drexel University
11.72 miles away
Gwynedd Mercy University
12.22 miles away
Neumann University
12.76 miles away
Widener University
13.19 miles away
Thomas Jefferson University
13.29 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1954 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading470 to 570
SAT: Math460 to 570
SAT: Writing430 to 550
ACT Composite19 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$19,174
30k to 48k$17,861
48k to 75k$19,843
75k to 110k$20,995
Over 110k$26,064
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $675.00 $675.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $675.00 $675.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Eastern University
1300 Eagle Rd
Saint Davids, PA 19087

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