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Eastern Receives Top Tier Ranking in U.S. News

St. Davids, PA, October 25, 2012:  Eastern University has been ranked in the Top Tier of North Regional Universities in the 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges in U.S.News & World Report magazine. Eastern's ranking places this Philadelphia Christian university in the Top Tier of educational institutions in the Middle Atlantic and New England states.  The rankings include more than 1,400 schools nationwide.

Dr. David Black, President of Eastern University, said, "We are very pleased with this recognition that Eastern is a university of exceptional quality.  The reputation of our faculty scholar-activists has long been high among academics who value the integration of faith, reason and justice.  That has also been true among students and families whose worldview is framed by those three elements.  We are grateful for this recent wider acknowledgement of Eastern's value and look forward to ‘explaining' our distinctives to a larger number of prospective students in the future."

Over the past 27 years, the U.S. News college rankings, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.

Eastern University is a Philadelphia Christian university of the arts and sciences located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at 1300 Eagle Road in St. Davids, PA. Eastern enrolls approximately 4,400 students in its undergraduate, graduate, professional, urban, Seminary and international programs. Its core values of faith, reason and justice are woven into all of its educational programs.

For more information about Eastern University, call 1.800.452.0996 or visit www.eastern.edu.

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