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Eastern University Admission Requirements

Saint Davids, Pennsylvania

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Your chances of getting into Eastern University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Eastern University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Eastern University is 68.7%.  Its admission rate is the 24th lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Eastern University and can you get accepted?

Eastern University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,282 out of the 1,866 who applied were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 54 percent on standardized admission tests. Eastern University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.58. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Eastern University?

69% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Eastern University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.58 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1100 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Eastern University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Eastern University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Eastern University are to have around a 3.58 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Eastern University accepts 69% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Eastern University is 3.58 on the 4.0 scale. 24% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #29 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Eastern University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Eastern University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 24.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Eastern University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Eastern University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 87% of students submitted SAT scores and 7% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Eastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1010
SAT Scores for Eastern University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 600
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Eastern University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Eastern University is 1100 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1010-1190. Students who get into Eastern University score in the top 59 percent of all SAT test takers..  Eastern University ranks #45 in the state of Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1100 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Eastern University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1010, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 920, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Eastern University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1100 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1100, you have around a 69% chance of being admitted. A 1190 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 81% chance of getting in.

Eastern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >81%
1100 to 1190 Avg + 69%-81%
1010 to 1100 Avg - 54%-69%
920 to 1010 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 920 Low <38%
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Eastern University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Eastern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for Eastern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Eastern University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Eastern University is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 24.  The school ranks #43 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Eastern University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Eastern University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 69% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 81% with a 24 ACT score.

Eastern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >81%
22 to 24 Avg + 69%-81%
20 to 22 Avg - 54%-69%
18 to 20 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 18 Low <38%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Eastern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,087 653 1,866
Accepted 769 430 1,282
Acceptance Rate 71% 66% 69%
Enrolled 211 128 339
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 30% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Eastern University is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Eastern University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Eastern University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Eastern University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.58 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1100 on the SAT and 22 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Eastern University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212133 IPEDS survey data for Eastern University.


Does Eastern University prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Eastern University. 7% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Eastern University?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Eastern University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Eastern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1190. The average SAT score is 1100. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Eastern University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 24. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.