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Eastern University Admission Requirements

Saint Davids, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Eastern University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.1%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern University
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Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Eastern University and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,349 out of 2,207 applicants were admitted making Eastern University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Eastern University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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 submit SAT scores and 7% submit ACT scores.

Eastern University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Eastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Eastern University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Eastern University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eastern University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >73%
1130 to 1230 Avg + 61%-73%
1030 to 1130 Avg - 48%-61%
930 to 1030 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 930 Low <35%
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Eastern University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
7%
ACT Scores for Eastern University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Eastern University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Eastern University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eastern University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >74%
23 to 27 Avg + 61%-74%
20 to 23 Avg - 50%-61%
17 to 20 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 17 Low <39%
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Eastern University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Eastern University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Eastern University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern University was 3.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #36 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Eastern University accepts 61% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Eastern University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

51% of Eastern University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Eastern University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 51%
Top 50% of class 81%
Bottom 50% of class 19%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Eastern University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,408 646 2,207
Accepted 899 380 1,349
Acceptance Rate 64% 59% 61%
Enrolled 222 135 357
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 36% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Eastern University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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

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

FAQs

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?

61% of those who apply are granted admission to Eastern University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging 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 1030 and 1230. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 27. 7% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.