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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
About Eastern Mennonite University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
1200 Park Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Website

Eastern Mennonite University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1170
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$23,952/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,281/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
92%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
942Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
156
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Willingness to work hard
    91%
  • Exclusive
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Like no other
    33%
  • Only great if you are Mennonite
    17%
  • Flexible and accomodating
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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Eastern Mennonite University Reviews

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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.
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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.