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Within walking distance of Eastern is the affluent town of Wayne, PA (affectionately known as the "Main Line.") Around 25% of the Greater Philadelphia's 40 Colleges and Universities are located on the "Main Line." This phenomenal location offers Eastern students endless academic and social opportunities. Many Eastern students site that the general location of Eastern is especially useful for diverse internships and practical work experience. Of course, they also say that they love to take advantage of Wayne’s small, walkable downtown, which is lined with local cafes, stores, and businesses in one of the safest areas one can imagine.
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Eastern University is situated just outside the historic, urban metropolis of Philadelphia. Philly is a diverse city which evinces all of the benefits of a major urban center and provides unique learning for current EU students. Previously recognized by USA Today, Philadelphia and its suburbs are considered one of the top ten college communities in the USA. Philadelphia offers the Eastern student access to robust internship, volunteer, work, and social opportunities. These opportunities translate to an competitive edge for Eastern students who can be applying what they learn in the classroom into an everyday situation through volunteer work and internships. Many Eastern students will take the train from the St. Davids station (located adjacent to campus) and be in the city within 20 minutes. As an aside current students will also take advantage of Philadelphia’s vast music scene, iconic Fine and Performing Arts, and cheer on all the major professional sports.
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