Eastern Mennonite is an above-average private, Christian university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 942 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Eastern Mennonite acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Biology. Graduating 63% of students, Eastern Mennonite alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,400.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Eastern Mennonite University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities24 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services14 Graduates
Organizational Behavior Studies12 Graduates
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia9 Graduates
Computer Science8 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.32 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
Eastern Mennonite University Reviews
Classes were fun and I learned a lot especially from having very good professors who actually cared about their students academics. They always worked with me and were motivated and not at all hesitant with me. This may seem unusual for most people but I only did well in a big class whereas small classes, I really needed tutoring. Tutors at the Academic Support Center really helped me and I eventually had the chance to become friends with them.
My experience with EMU's staff and professors has been nothing less than wonderful. Every one of them that I have had contact with is understanding and compassionate and genuinely wants to see their students succeed. In addition to this, the housing staff I have experienced are genuinely caring and in tune with what is going on on their campus. It has its flaws but I love this school and the people within it.
EMU prides itself with being small and community-based, and I have been a benefactor of this community. EMU feels like a second home, with professors who take time to listen, share advice, laugh, drink coffee, and sit in questions with you. I hope to see more students take advantage of this gift in the coming years.