Eastern University

Eastern University is a co-educational, comprehensive Christian university that integrates faith, reason and justice for its 4,300 students. This university located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offers undergraduate and graduate programs for college students, and strives to provide the very best. The student/faculty ratio is 9/1. There are 165 full-time faculty members. Eastern is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and has an interdenominational Christian student body, faculty and administration.




Eastern was founded in 1925 as Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The collegiate division began in 1932 and was chartered as a four-year college in 1952. The college became Eastern College in 1972 and Eastern University in 2001. The Seminary was renamed Palmer Theological Seminary in 2005.

Financial Aid

98.87% of students receive
academic and need-based scholarships and grants.

The College of Arts and Sciences

Eastern’s College of Arts and Sciences offers 35 majors and 34 minors.
The Templeton Honors College offers graduate-style undergraduate education for the most academically-gifted students.

The Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Loeb School of Education
School of Management Studies
School of Leadership and Development
Urban Studies Department
Department of Counseling Psychology
Department of Nursing

Palmer Theological Seminary

Palmer Theological Seminary offers degrees and programs for women and men serving the church.

Esperanza College

Esperanza College is Eastern’s junior college which operates in partnership with Nueva Esperanza, Inc. to serve the Latino community in Philadelphia, PA.


  • St. Davids, PA: A scenic 114-acre suburban main campus just west of Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA: Esperanza College; Campolo College; Falls Center
    Harrisburg, PA: Campolo College site
  • Valley Forge, PA: Palmer Seminary site
  • Ripley, WV: Palmer Seminary offers the Master of Divinity here.

*Additional instructional sites at numerous suburban and international locations.

Academic Programs and Degrees

Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for registered nurses and second degree students), Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Education, Doctor of Philosophy.


35 majors and 34 minors; 12 Education Certifications; Pre-Professional dental, medical, physician assistant, veterinary, law, engineering, occupational and physical therapy.


MED Multicultural Education; MEd School Health Services; Teaching Certification Programs; MA Community Clinical Counseling, MA School Counseling; MA School Psychology; MA Organizational Leadership; MDiv/MBA Economic Development Dual Degree; MDiv/MA Internationlal Development Dual Degree; MBA Economic Development; MA International Development; MS Nonprofit Management.

Study Abroad

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, universities including Oxford University and the University of St. Andrews, student teaching, and various other programs.


AA Liberal Arts; BA Organizational Leadership; BS Business Administration; MEd Multicultural Education with a concentration in TESOL.

Blended Online

AA Liberal Arts; BA Organizational Leadership; BA Youth Ministry Leadership; BS Business Administration; BS Early Childhood Education; RN to BSN; MA International Development; MA Organizational Leadership; MA Urban Studies; MS Nonprofit Management; MBA Economic Development; Master of Theological Studies; PhD Organizational Leadership; Doctor of Arts in Marriage and Family.


Eastern Eagles
NCAA Division III – Middle Atlantic Conferences (MAC)
Men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis
Women: basketball, cheerleading (club), cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball